This Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is a delicious treat to enjoy while curled by the fire and watching your favorite Christmas movie. It goes together in minutes and the whole family can enjoy it.
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Enjoying a mug with Hot Chocolate is always top on my list of treats during the holidays. A Hot Chocolate Bar is also a really fun and simple way to serve guests during a party, or after Christmas caroling.
Or create this fun Hot Chocolate Dessert Board to give as a gift during the holidays.
When we make homemade hot chocolate, typically this Homemade Hot Chocolate using powdered milk is popular, but this time we changed it a bit to make this Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
- Milk – you can use any kind – whole, 1% or 2%, or Almond Milk
- Sugar – regular white granulated sugar
- Chocolate Chips – you can also use baking chocolate if you prefer, the chips are a little quicker though
- Red Food Coloring – be sure to use liquid and not gel paste. You can leave this out and enjoy regular homemade hot chocolate
- Vanilla Extract
Choices for Topping the Hot Chocolate
- Whip cream or whipped topping
- Hot Chocolate Stirrers – learn how to make these fun treats to go with your hot chocolate
- Marshmallows – these tiny little marshmallow bits are fun to add
- Sprinkles – we used Pearlized Sugar Sprinkles for a little sparkle
How to make Homemade Hot Chocolate
**see printable recipe below for complete instructions
- Add sugar to medium saucepan, and pour in milk
- Heat milk mixture over medium-low heat until slightly simmering. Remove from heat
- Then add chocolate chips and whisk until chocolate is completely melted
- Add vanilla extract, stir to combine.
- Then add red food coloring, stir to combine. You can leave this out if you prefer
- Serve immediately with whip cream, marshmallows, sprinkles or whatever you like
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- 4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons red food coloring - liquid, not gel paste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whip Cream and Marshmallows for topping, if desired
- Add sugar to medium saucepan
- Add milk
- Heat milk mixture over medium-low heat to a slight simmer, whisking to dissolve sugar.
- Remove from heat
- Add chocolate chips and whisk until chocolate is completely melted
- Stir in red food coloring and vanilla extract
- Serve immediately with whip cream, marshmallows or topping of your choice
- Store leftovers in refrigerator
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 4gSugar: 49gProtein: 11g