Cuddle Up on a Rainy Day: Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Cheese

February 15, 2013

If you’re getting bored with your mundane cup of hot cocoa, it might be time to add a luscious, decadent twist to it. Try this Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Cheese, and let me know what you think. This recipe doesn’t call for the powdered stuff in packets. Instead, it demands a lot of comfort, indulgence, and love.

Perhaps you can say that it’s the liquid form of the popular cupcake. Semi-sweet chocolate chips and milk are used as the base, finished off with a shy sprinkle of cinnamon. Oh, and did we forget to mention the generous dollop Whipped Cream Cheese floating on top? Sorry, buttercream lovers.

So, if you’re feeling that innate need to scratch that Red Velvet itch, this hot chocolate is pretty easy to prepare. Not to mention, the unlimited number of mugs you can make for your family, friends, or if you just want to fatten yourself up. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Cheese

Total Time: 20 minutes / Yield: 1-2 servings

Ingredients for the Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet choco chips
  • 1/4 tsp red food coloring
  • Cinnamon, for dusting

Ingredients for the Whipped Cream Cheese

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream


  1. Whisk together cream cheese and whipped cream and set aside in the chiller.
  2. Heat milk in pan with sugar until it almost boils.
  3. Turn off fire and stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  4. Add food coloring and transfer into mugs.
  5. Top off with whipped cream cheese and dust with cinnamon.
  6. Serve.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero.

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4 responses to “Cuddle Up on a Rainy Day: Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Cheese”

  1. Babe for Food says:

    awesoommee. now i’m craving. just when i’m about sick of the red velvet madness.

  2. May says:

    Mmm! Sounds good, looks good! Where do I get the semi-sweet choco chips though? Can I buy the ones in groceries? Any specific brand? (Sorry, you don’t usually find me in a kitchen)

  3. Tessa says:

    Awesome sauce! Will definitely try making this!

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