Halloween Hot Chocolate combined with the best Red Velvet Hot Chocolate gives you an amazing and delicious Halloween treat. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to get in the spooky spirit than with a warm mug of rich hot chocolate? This one is made even more indulgent with cream and red velvet flavors, then topped with a swirl of cream cheese whipped cream. This will be the treat that all your little monsters will love!
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The Best Halloween Hot Chocolate Recipe
Looking for a spooky Halloween treat? This recipe is the perfect way to get in the spirit of Halloween. It’s rich, decadent and delicious with all the best red velvet flavors. Whipped cream goes hand and hand with hot chocolate so you have to try this incredible cream cheese whipped cream.
You’ll love this unique twist on hot chocolate that will make your little monsters and you happy all year long. Get ready for some serious spookiness!
What Is Halloween Hot Chocolate?
This hot chocolate is a red velvet flavored hot chocolate that is made to look like blood. It is colored deep red to give that bloody look that you want when thinking about creep scary Halloween hot chocolate. You can also decorate the cup with red cookie frosting or even just red gel food dye.
What Is Red Velvet Hot Chocolate?
Red velvet hot chocolate is an incredibly rich and decadently creamy cup of hot chocolate. It’s a combo of amazing flavors: red velvet and cream cheese. To top it all off, you can use this amazing cream cheese whipped cream recipe that pairs so well with the flavor of the red velvet.
This is a hot chocolate that you can serve year round, though. You might just want to have this in the summer when you are grilling out with your family. This would be so perfect for those times because it will remind you of being cozy and wrapped up in a blanket by the fire while sipping on some really rich hot chocolate.
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Why Make This Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
I have always had a love for hot chocolate. To me, that is one of the best things about winter coming. I want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and just sip on some really good hot cocoa all day long. Halloween hot chocolate is my favorite flavor of hot chocolate out there, though. To me it’s rich, creamy, and just all around amazing.
You can easily serve this hot chocolate up on Halloween morning for your kids to have a special breakfast before they go trick or treating or maybe even have it as the treat after they get back from trick or treating. No matter how you serve it, just know that there is no better way to celebrate Halloween than with this hot chocolate.
And it doesn’t have to be for Halloween. Make this incredibly rich Red Velvet Hot Chocolate anytime of the year.
What is Dutch Processed Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Dutch process cocoa powder is a type of processed cocoa powder that has been treated with an alkalizing agent to neutralize its natural acids and to deepen and widen the flavor.
It’s important to ensure the quality of Dutch-processed cocoa, which also contains around 10% more fat than regular cocoa powder.
In red velvet desserts, the Dutch processed cocoa powder is what used to give the red color. It, also, gave its unique flavor. That and the cream cheese.
Can I Use Regular Baking Cocoa
You can however, there is a reason that the Dutch cocoa is called for. It has a much stronger flavor. Regular baking cocoa just isn’t as strong to me and it doesn’t have that bitter, but sweet taste that I love about the dutch cocoa. For this reason, I am using the Dutch cocoa. If you have a super strong preference or if you just can’t find the Dutch cocoa, then by all means use your favorite baking cocoa. Also, feel free to add some vanilla extract in there for even more flavor.
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Can I Make Hot Chocolate For Other Holidays
Red velvet hot chocolate can easily be used for other holidays. With most of these variations, you will want to use sanding sugar to decorate. You can make your own and simply dip the rim of the cup into simple syrup or even water will work. Then the cup looks festive and brings in the holiday feel you are looking for.
Christmas: Make Christmas hot chocolate by keeping the red color. You can dye the whipped cream green or use green sanding sugar.
St. Patrick’s Day: Red velvet might be red by tradition but you can make this a green velvet hot Chocolate and top with whipped cream. Then I would dust the top of the whipped cream with gold sanding sugar to represent the gold of the post of gold.
Valentine’s Day: Red velvet is perfect for Valentine’s day. I would go lighter on the red and use a pretty pink and white sanding sugar combo.
Thanksgiving: Why not make this a orange colored hot chocolate. Bring in that pumpkin look without the pumpkin flavor. Of course, if you have to have that pumpkin spice hot chocolate flavor, you can use homemade pumpkin spice creamer instead of milk in this recipe.
Easter: Easter is all about pastels. I would go light with pinks and purples for the color of the hot chocolate and sanding sugar.
You can make these hot chocolates for other holidays, too. It’s up to you and what your theme for the party is.
Get the full list of ingredients, with measurements, and step-by-step instructions at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.
- Whipping cream
- Granulated white sugar
- White chocolate chips
- Dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Red gel food coloring
- Cream cheese
The Best Halloween Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Recipe
Bring the cream cheese out of the the refrigerator to soften.
Using a medium saucepan, add the milk, cream, sugar and white chocolate chips to the pan. Add the vanilla and cocoa powder as well.
Once the chocolate has melted and the hot chocolate is headed through, add the red gel food coloring. Add it slowly to get the color you want.
Turn the burner to low and let the hot chocolate simmer.
Using a mixer, make the whipped cream combining cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Whip it together until the cream cheese is smooth and then slowly add in the whipping cream.
Whip it together until it forms stiff peaks.
Add the hot chocolate to the a mug and top with the whipped cream.
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Red Velvet Halloween Hot Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Ingredients:
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tbsp. granulated white sugar
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp. Dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- Red gel food coloring the drops needed will depend on how red you want it
Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup whipping cream
- Make sure to lay the cream cheese out first so it can start softening.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, add in the milk, whipping cream, white sugar, white chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and the vanilla extract over medium heat. Whisk the ingredients together and continuously whisk so that the white chocolate chips do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Once the hot cocoa has heated thoroughly, add in the red gel food coloring. Slowly add this in until you reach the color that you are looking for. Turn the burner to low and let the hot cocoa continue to simmer.
- Using your stand mixer bowl, add in the cream cheese, white sugar, and vanilla extract and whip the ingredients together using your whisk attachment until the cream cheese is smooth and creamy. Then slowly incorporate the whipping cream.
- Continue whipping the mixture until firm peaks appear.
- Pour or ladle the hot cocoa into a glass mug and place a dollop of whipped cream on top.