Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, a bloody-good Halloween drink made with only 4 simple ingredients: milk, white chocolate, cream and red food-colouring. Spookily indulgent and sweet, this is Dracula’s new drink of choice.
When you are undead and have to drink the same drink again and again, life can be pretty boring. So Count Dracula decided to spice things up, and made himself a bloody-delicious hot chocolate. Now, that’s a sweeter life! And making this hot chocolate is way easier than forever finding ways to procure fresh blood.
I can never say no to a steaming hot cup of delicious hot chocolate, and I love experimenting with different flavours. The classic Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows and Cream is a regular in our house, but at Christmas I often make Gingerbread Hot Chocolate and White Hot Chocolate.
Now, given that we love Halloween as much as we love hot chocolate, why not have a special one for this spookilicious celebration? Halloween really is the highlight of Autumn!
HOW TO MAKE RED VELVET HOT CHOCOLATE
The crucial ingredient for this recipe is the red food colouring. I always use paste instead of liquid, as the cheaper one that are found in the regular supermarkets are a very poor quality and are not strong enough to give us a bright colour. So avoid those if you can.
- in a sauce pan, add the milk and white chocolate broken into pieces
- stir gently until the chocolate melts and the milk is hot, but not boiling
- add the food colouring, and mix well to get a red colour
- pour the drink in a glass and top with cream – you can pour a bit more red hot chocolate over the cream for added effect
I have used this brand of food colouring in all my red velvet recipes: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting and Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies with Blueberries with fantastic results all the time, I highly recommend it.
TIPS AND TRICKS
This drink not only looks spooktacular, but it’s also bloody delicious. The kind of drink you want to have on a rainy day, where you just want to snug up with a blanket and watch a Halloween movie. To me, that sounds like perfection!
I highly recommend using good quality white chocolate – it might sound like a clique, but the better the quality, the tastier the drink. And for the love of Dracula, please don’t add any sugar to this hot chocolate, the white chocolate is sweet as it is, and in combination with the naturally-sweet milk, that’s more than enough sugar.
Cream is optional, although it does make the drink look better, and adds a silky touch to the hot chocolate. You can use either whipped cream or squirty cream, that’s up to you. Do give this blood hot chocolate a go, you’ll love it!
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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, a bloody-good Halloween drink made with only 4 simple ingredients: milk, white chocolate, cream and red food-colouring. Spookily indulgent and sweet, this is Dracula's new drink of choice.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 bar white chocolate (90 g, 3 oz)
- 1/2 tsp red food colouring - paste
- whipped cream to decorate
Add the milk to a sauce pan and break the chocolate into pieces.
Bring it to a medium heat and stir until the chocolate melts and the milk is hot, but not boiling.
Add the red food colouring, and mix well to disolve
Top with cream.