This Red Velvet Hot Chocolate recipe includes a cream cheese whipped topping!
Looking for a festive drink your whole family will enjoy? Here’s a creamy hot chocolate that adds a little fun to your gatherings and topped with a wonderful cream cheese whipped topping, too.
We love red velvet cake at the Smith house. My mama makes the best red velvet cake you’ve ever tasted. Seriously, she’s been approached about selling them, so I’m not just claiming hers because she’s Mama. Plus, she bakes up the old Southern style classic from a recipe she’s had for as long as she can remember, too.
For us in the South, red velvet sets the tone for Christmas. So I thought I’d share a red velvet version of hot chocolate as a super easy way to add a little red velvet to your holiday treats this year.
This recipe makes 4-5 servings and includes a cream cheese topping. I like to add the cream cheese whipped topping to make it truly a red velvet version. What’s red velvet without cream cheese?
However, in a pinch you can opt for just regular whipped topping. The cream cheese just gives it a bit more flavor and I’ve included the directions on how to make some if you want to try that, too.
Here’s all you need to make this one.
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
10 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Whipped Topping (or plain whipped topping)
Simmer milk and sugar in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved.
Whisk in chocolate until melted.
Blend in the vanilla and red food coloring.
Pour into 4 mugs and top with a dollop of cream cheese (or plain) whipped topping. Enjoy!
**Homemade Cream Cheese Whipped Topping
Here’s how I make a super easy cream cheese whipped topping. It’s great on all sorts of desserts that go well with cream cheese, so try it on other hot drinks and desserts, too.
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Whip the cream cheese and sugar together. Then, add the whipping cream and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until it whips up fluffy.
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- 4 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 10 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tsp. red food coloring
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Cream Cheese Whipped Topping (or plain whipped topping)
- Simmer milk and sugar in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved.
- Whisk in chocolate until melted.
- Blend in the vanilla and red food coloring.
- Pour into 4 mugs and top with a dollop of cream cheese (or plain) whipped topping.