This stunning red velvet latte is the perfect drink for the winter season. Milk, vanilla, chocolate chips and coffee are heated together into a creamy drink. Then topped with a bright red whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings. Easy to make for the holidays or as a Valentine’s day treat.
Why this is the best red velvet coffee
- Red whipped cream. Ok, it is more pink than red, but it still looks impressively cool.
- It’s a great holiday latte. This drink is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Valentine’s day!
- Chocolate + Coffee. This is the best combination in a drink. It tastes kind of like a mix between a hot chocolate and a creamy latte.
- Whipping Cream: The cream is used to make the whipped cream to top the latte. You can use a ready-made whipped cream instead, but you won’t be able to color it.
Add several drops of red food coloring to the cream and whisk on high until stiff peaks form. Place in the fridge to chill while making the latte.
Heat the milk, chocolate chips, sugar and vanilla extract together on a pan over low to medium heat. Stir frequently until the chocolate chips melt into a smooth mixture.
Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the freshly brewed coffee and a few drops of red food coloring. Top with several scoops of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
It is really hard to get whipped cream to turn a true red unless you add a ton of coloring — and we’d prefer not to do that.
Yes. Heat the milk, vanilla, sugar and chocolate chips together for 20 seconds at a time in the microwave. Stirring to dissolve in between.
- Don’t let the latte boil. Use low to medium temperature when heating the ingredients together. Using too high a temperature can curdle the milk.
- Use high quality chocolate chips. You can taste the chocolate in this latte, so the higher quality the chocolate, the better the drink.
- Use a small handheld whisk. When making just enough whipped cream for one drink, a large whisk can be difficult to use without splashing everywhere. If you have one, use a small mini electric whisk instead.