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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

Have you ever wanted to indulge in a warm and cozy drink that tastes like a slice of red velvet cake? Look no further than Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Whipped Cream! This delightful and rich beverage brings together the flavors of decadent chocolate and velvety red velvet in a mug. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy during the chilly winter months or on any special occasion.

Velvety and Decadent

Imagine sipping on a mug of hot chocolate that is as smooth as velvet and as indulgent as a dessert. That’s exactly what you’ll get with Red Velvet Hot Chocolate. The combination of cocoa powder, red food coloring, and a touch of vanilla creates a luscious and velvety texture that will leave you craving for more. It’s like wrapping yourself in a warm, cozy blanket on a cold winter’s night.

Marshmallow Whipped Cream

No hot chocolate is complete without a dollop of whipped cream on top. But why settle for regular whipped cream when you can have marshmallow whipped cream? This sweet and fluffy topping adds an extra layer of deliciousness to your Red Velvet Hot Chocolate. It’s like having a mini marshmallow cloud floating on your drink.

Perfect for Special Occasions

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or a cozy night in, Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is the perfect drink for special occasions. The rich red color and the luxurious taste make it a showstopper at any gathering. Serve it in fancy mugs and garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or a drizzle of chocolate syrup for an elegant touch. It’s sure to impress your friends and family.


Q: Can I use white chocolate instead of cocoa powder?

A: While white chocolate can be a delicious alternative, it will alter the flavor profile of the hot chocolate. Cocoa powder is recommended for the authentic red velvet taste.

Q: Can I use regular whipped cream instead of marshmallow whipped cream?

A: Absolutely! Regular whipped cream will still add a creamy and indulgent touch to your Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.

Q: How can I make the marshmallow whipped cream extra fluffy?

A: To achieve extra fluffiness, chill the mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for a few minutes before whipping the cream. This will help the cream hold its shape better.

Q: Can I make this hot chocolate ahead of time?

A: While it’s best to enjoy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate immediately after preparation, you can make the hot chocolate base ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, simply reheat the base and top with whipped cream.

Q: Can I use a dairy-free alternative for the whipped cream?

A: Yes, you can use dairy-free whipped cream or coconut whipped cream as a substitute. It will still add a delicious touch to your Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.

Q: How can I adjust the sweetness level?

A: If you prefer a sweeter hot chocolate, you can add more sugar or a sweetener of your choice. To reduce the sweetness, simply decrease the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Q: Can I add toppings to my Red Velvet Hot Chocolate?

A: Absolutely! Get creative with your toppings. You can add a sprinkle of cinnamon, a dusting of powdered sugar, or even crushed red velvet cake crumbs for an extra special touch.

Q: Can I make this hot chocolate in a slow cooker?

A: Yes, you can make a larger batch of Red Velvet Hot Chocolate in a slow cooker. Simply combine all the ingredients and cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with marshmallow whipped cream.

Q: Can I use beetroot powder instead of food coloring?

A: Yes, beetroot powder can be used as a natural alternative for red food coloring. It will give your hot chocolate a beautiful red hue.

In Conclusion

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Whipped Cream is the ultimate indulgence for any chocolate lover. The velvety texture and rich flavor make it a perfect treat for special occasions or simply for cozy nights in. So go ahead, grab a mug, and warm yourself up with this delightful and decadent beverage. You deserve it!

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Chocolate Treats
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 3 ounces of cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup of marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of whole , 2-percent, or skim milk
  • 1 cup of finely chopped high-quality semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of premium Dutched cocoa powder (e.g. , Valhrona)
  • 1 teaspoon of red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract


  • Whip the cream and cream cheese until soft peaks form.
  • Fold in the marshmallow creme and vanilla.
  • Bring the milk to a simmer in a small pot.
  • Add the chocolate and cocoa powder and cook, stirring, until smooth.
  • Add the food coloring and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Whisk the mixture until very frothy.
  • Pour the hot chocolate into cups.
  • Top with large dollops of marshmallow whipped cream.
Keyword Chocolate, gluten free, hot chocolate
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