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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the whipped cream:
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened and cubed
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Heat the milk over medium heat in a heavy bottom saucepan.
  • Whisk in cocoa powder and chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  • Now add the red food coloring until you get to your desired color. I added 2 tsp until I got a dark red.
  • Pour into two mugs and top with cream cheese whipped cream.
  • Serve hot.

For the whipped cream:

  • Place your bowl and mixer attachment in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and add cubed cream cheese and powdered sugar to the mixer bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Mix on medium heat until creamed and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cold heavy cream and vanilla and continue to mix until stiff peaks form.
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to top your hot chocolate.