Like royalty of the dessert world, even the words “Red Velvet” sound gourmet and delicious. Red Velvet itself dates back to the 19th century and has become extremely popular in recent years (Red Velvet Oreos, anyone?).

But just what makes people go so crazy over Red Velvet? It could be the rich, chocolatey flavor. Or the whimsical color. Or the cream cheese frosting. Luckily, you get all three when you make this delicious recipe.

#SpoonTip: make this delectable drink into a romantic gesture – red is the color of love, amiright?

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate With Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup Milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid red food coloring, or 1 packet dry
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipped topping
  • 1 plastic bag (optional)
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  • Step 1

    Combine cream cheese, whipped topping, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tbsp sugar in a bowl and stir until no clumps remain. Set aside for later.

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  • Step 2

    Combine chocolate chips, cocoa powder and 1 tbsp sugar in the mug.

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  • Step 3

    Add milk, food coloring and 1 tsp vanilla extract and stir.

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  • Step 4

    Microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds and stir until drink reaches a smooth texture.

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  • Step 5

    Scoop the cream cheese whipped cream into a plastic bag, cut a corner of the bag, and squeeze to pipe the whipped cream onto the hot chocolate.

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  • Step 6

    Enjoy your red and velvety masterpiece.

    Photo by Balim Tezel