Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Serves: 4
For the red velvet hot chocolate
  • 2 cups full cream milk (or low fat, if preferred)
  • ½ cup to ¾ cup of chopped semisweet chocolate (depending on how chocolatey you like it)
  • 2 tbsp good quality cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp fine sugar
  • 1 tsp red food colouring
For the topping:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 80g cream cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fine sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
For the whipped cream
  1. Whip the cream, sugar and cream cheese until soft peaks form. Fold in the vanilla.
For the red velvet hot chocolate
  1. Bring the milk to a simmer in a small pot.
  2. Add the chocolate and cocoa powder and cook, stirring, until smooth.
  3. Mix in sugar and food colouring until well combined.
  4. Pour into cups and top with large dollops of the whipped cream.
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette at