Red Velvet Hot Cocoa


Red Velvet Hot Cocoa


The internet is full of “healthy” or “skinny” recipes.

This year is about getting fit for so many. My health plans for the new year do not include “dieting”, but more of a healthy lifestyle change. More fruits and vegetables. Smarter grains, smaller portions, and less sugar.

Hot Cocoa

Less sugar does NOT mean NO sugar.


Red Velvet Hot Cocoa


Sometimes you just have got to have a sweet treat.

This  single serving hot cocoa is quick, easy, and takes a BIG bite out of that sweet tooth.


Red velvet Hot Cocoa


{Plus you probably have everything you need already at home}

And it’s red, and I LOVE red.


Red velvet Hot Cocoa


Red Velvet Hot Cocoa


  • 1 cup of skim {or 1% milk}
  • 1/2 cup of chopped bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate {chocolate chips work well}
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • for the whipped cream:
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • heat the milk over medium
  • whisk in the chocolate, and stir until melted
  • stir in the food coloring and the vanilla
  • whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla
  • serve the hot chocolate topped with whip and chocolate shavings


Red Velvet Hot Cocoa



  1. says

    I totally agree. Dieting never lasts long-it’s about lifestyle changes, not xx amount of weeks where you never eat carbs, or eat like a caveman, or starve yourself;) Anyway, I love this…I plan on doing a Valentine’s advent calendar for my husband this year, since he doesn’t actually like the day itself…and I’m looking for little treats that will be easy to prepare…kinda like this! Cool beans!

  2. says

    I love red velvet anything! And I’m totally with you on the healthy lifestyle. I can do less sugar, but I couldn’t give it up! Thanks for sharing! It looks awesome! =)

  3. says

    This is so creative! We love our hot cocoa around here and I know everyone would flip for red velvet hot cocoa. Who wouldn’t love that color? Gorgeous recipe and fantastic message, Heather!


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