Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa ApinchAdash

Nothing makes me crave hot chocolate more than the chilly weather and holiday season. I could drink it every day, easily! I must admit, though, that sometimes plain hot cocoa can get a bit boring. One thing I learned a long time ago, is that there is nothing better than homemade hot cocoa. I made a promise to myself that I would never go back to those store bought packets again. How could you when it’s so easy to make from fresh, excellent quality chocolate or cocoa powder? Try it from scratch, and you’ll never go back either! I’ve been on a mission to come up with some new and creative hot cocoa ideas, so over the next few weeks I will be sharing them all with YOU! To start off with, this rich and creamy Red Velvet Hot Cocoa!

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

Serves 4

What You’ll Need:

+ 4 cups whole milk

+ 1/4 cup sugar

+ 1 cup semi sweet chocolate

+ 2 teaspoons red food coloring

+ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

+marshmallows (optional)

Combine milk, sugar, and chocolate in a pot over medium heat. Stir until all of the chocolate is melted. Add in the food coloring and vanilla. Pour into mugs and serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa ApinchAdash Red Velvet Hot Cocoa ApinchAdash

Look how cute this baking Santa is that my Dad found for me! I think it’s so adorable! Suits me perfectly. What are your favorite hot cocoa recipes?

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