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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail (or Mocktail) recipe | snappygourmet.comRed Velvet Hot Chocolate cocktail recipe (or mocktail) for you today! All the fun flavors of red velvet cake as a dessert cocktail or make the mocktail recipe version for the kids!

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail recipe |

Like Red Velvet Cake?  Like Hot Chocolate?  Like Cocktails?  How about combining them all into one drink recipe for the best Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail recipe perfect for cold winter nights or a party!  This cocktail combines tastes of chocolate, cake, and even cream cheese.  You can also make a non-alcoholic version or easily change the ingredients a bit to work with what you like.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail recipe |

I recently asked my Snappy Gourmet Facebook friends what kind of cocktail they were in the mood for and the answers were all over the place.  I wish I could combine all your great ideas but think I covered some of them.  This cocktail has chocolate, is warm for cold nights, and you can cut the calories by using skim milk.  Also using cocoa powder rather than chocolate cuts down on the calories/fat.  Two tablespoons of whipped cream is only 15 calories (check your brand though)!  Love that!  I’m not saying this cocktail is healthy by any means, but it’s not too bad compared to alternative cocktails and hot chocolates on the market.  Nothing like a little cocoa to warm you up on a chilly night!

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail recipe |

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1
Fun cocktail that combines Red Velvet Cake and Hot Chocolate!
  • ¾ cup milk (or cream or half & half)
  • 2 tablespoons cake flavored vodka (such as Pinnacle)
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate flavored vodka or liqueur (such as Pinnacle)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • red food coloring
  • whipped cream or whipped topping
  • chocolate shavings or miniature chocolate chips
  1. Place milk, cake vodka, chocolate vodka, cocoa powder, pudding mix, and vanilla in a microwave safe glass. Whisk together. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until hot. Add a few drops of red food coloring. Whisk drink to combine.
  2. Top drink with whipped cream or whipped topping and shaved chocolate or chocolate chips.
SNAPPY TIPS: You can also make this in a saucepan over medium heat rather than a microwave.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Change amounts of ingredients as desired. For a non-alcoholic version substitute more milk for the alcohol and add a little sugar if desired. You could also add a little vanilla cake mix.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing my Red Velvet Waffles with Warm Berry Compote! Your Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Cocktail looks INSANE!! I want one right now…..literally right now! Happy Thursday!

  2. Whaaa!!! This looks so tempting and is super easy! No cocktail, I am thinking of serving it as an adult dessert in my next party!

  3. Just letting you know that I linked to this post on my page about Gourmet Hot Chocolate Recipes

  4. Oh my, this sounds amazing! It’s turned colder here again, so this will be perfect. And Miss A will be happy she can share in the fun with a non-Vodka version!

  5. The mocktail version sounds like a winner winner, drink for dinner to me! :)

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