Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
Ring in the holiday season with Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese and Whipped Cream. Indulge in the rich and velvety texture of this classic hot chocolate with a unique twist. This recipe is perfect for those chilly evenings spent with loved ones by the fireplace or even as a decadent dessert after dinner.
To start, combine milk, heavy cream, vinegar, vanilla extract, sugar and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth, and then add in red food coloring and salt. Keep stirring until heated through.
Next, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy for about 5 minutes. Then slowly beat in the remaining heavy cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form, which should take about three minutes.
Pour the hot chocolate into a glass and top it off with a generous dollop of the cream cheese whipped cream.
This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves indulging in warm, comforting treats. The Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream is rich, creamy and has a perfect balance of sweetness. Enjoy a cozy evening with your loved ones with a cup of this delicious treat in hand.
- In a medium saucepan, combine milk, 2 cups heavy cream, vinegar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, sugar and cocoa powder.
- Simmer over medium heat, whisking until smooth. Add red food coloring and salt and heat through.
- Using a mixer, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Slowly beat in remaining vanilla and remaining heavy cream for about 3 minutes until stiff peaks form.
- Pour hot chocolate into glass and top with whipped cream. Garnish with candy canes or desired holiday candies.
Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test Kitchen