Foodie Friday: Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

If I had to pick my favorite food in the whole wide world, it would be red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. The combination gets me every time. I even had a red velvet wedding cake! Just so you know, though, I’ve been eating and loving red velvet  since before it was cool ;) My love for ReVe is so intense that I will try pretty much any food item said to resemble my favorite dessert: red velvet yogurt, pancakes, Poptarts, brownies, froyo–if it’s that delectable combination of red and white, I’ve probably eaten it and loved it. So, while I know that a hot drink is probably not first on your current list of food cravings, this week’s Foodie Friday, Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, was simply too good for me to pass up! Check out the recipe below. And hey, if you’re dying for something cold, you can always modify the process and trade up for a frozen hot chocolate, the mere thought of which totes has me drooling on my keyboard.

Foodie Friday: Super Simple Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

OMG, cupcakes and cocoa?! This is a  double-dose of red velvet goodness! Image via Pinterest.

OMG, cupcakes and cocoa?! This is a double-dose of red velvet goodness! Image via Pinterest.

Adapted from a recipe featured on Kirbie’s Cravings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoon red velvet cake mix
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups hot milk
  • A pinch of sugar to taste

Instructions:

For Microwave Preparation:

1. In a large mug, combine cake mix, cocoa powder, and sugar. Set aside.

2. In a microwave-safe container, heat milk on medium-high (70%) power, stirring every 15 seconds, just until steam begins to rise from the milk.

3. Pour the hot milk into the mug, over the dry ingredients. Stir until cake mix and cocoa powder are completely dissolved. Enjoy!

For Stovetop Preparation:

1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients on the stove on medium-high heat. Whisk together until blended.

2. After the blended mixture has reached a desirable temperature, remove from stove and pour into an oversized mug. Enjoy!

Top your hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, and colored sugar, mini chocolate chips, or sprinkles for an extra-decadent treat. Yummmm. Image via Pinterest.

Top your hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, and colored sugar, mini chocolate chips, or sprinkles for an extra-decadent treat. Yummmm. Image via Pinterest.

Bonus: Modify this recipe for summer! After blending, pour hot chocolate into ice cubes and let freeze overnight. In the morning (or once frozen) pop the mixture into a blender and blend away without adding any extra ice. Ice dilutes the flavor. Top with whipped cream and enjoy. HUGE props to Chocolate Covered Katie and her  Frozen Hot Chocolate post for this tip!

Are you a fellow red velvet lover? Will you be trying this hot chocolate? For more drool-worthy red velvet recipes, make sure to check out this expertly-curated red velvet Pinterest board by Kelly Cottrell! Enjoy your Friday, dolls!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

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