Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Decadent red velvet hot chocolate with real red velvet cake and cream cheese icing.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


Red Velvet Cake Ingredients

  • Box Mix
  • Required Box Mix Ingredients (usually 3 eggs + vegetable oil)

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Red Velvet Emulsion
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

  • 1/4 Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (room temperature)


  1. Make the Red Velvet Cake Mix according to box instructions.
  2. Place whole milk in a pot over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  3. Add red velvet emulsion and vanilla. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  4. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to cream the sugar and heavy whipping cream together for 3-5 minutes, until soft peaks form.
  5. Add the cream cheese and mix until combined.
  6. To assemble hot chocolate, use a biscuit cutter to cut out a piece of red velvet cake. Place in a glass, then pour the hot chocolate over the top. Next either pipe or dollop the cream cheese whipped cream on top. Sprinkle on some crumbled red velvet cake. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 700