It's that time of year again. The sun is setting earlier and the days are getting colder. It's also the time of the year for the return of the holiday drinks. And with this red velvet hot chocolate recipe, you can skip the trip to the coffee shop.

This homemade hot chocolate is exactly the thing to make while you're home and enjoying a cozy day on the couch. Using simple ingredients, you'll have a warm cup of hot chocolate in 20 minutes or less.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:8
  • Medium


  • 4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoon red food color
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for hot chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract for whipped cream
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Emily Gordon
  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl and using a mixer, mix cream until whipped (5-10 minutes).

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  • Step 2

    Combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix until creamy.

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  • Step 3

    Add whipped cream to mixture and whip until fully combined.

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  • Step 4

    In a medium pot, add milk and chocolate chips. Stir continuously.

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  • Step 5

    Add in red food color and stir until simmer.

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  • Step 6

    Serve red velvet hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows.

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