Red Velvet Chocolate Milk

filed under: Food + Drink on February 13, 2014

So I posted a picture on Instagram and asked people what they thought of Red Velvet Chocolate Milk.  Based on the picture I posted (darn my love of filters) , 99.99999% of them said NO.  No.  Not ever.  Just… no.

Based on that awesome response you would think that I would scrap the recipe huh?

Red Velvet Chocolate Milk


I just couldn’t.  It was too fun and the kids were totally enthralled by it and it was a special occasion and I promise I will only make it once a year and never ever make anything with red food coloring in it ever again.

That last part is a lie.  #justsayin

Red Velvet Chocolate Milk


You can see that this is more pink than red, and I am ok with that in this case.  Since the red color is achieved primarily through the gel food coloring, I think it’s ok to skimp.

Red Velvet Chocolate Milk
Prep Time
5 mins

A fancier version of chocolate milk, this pinker version is delicious and pretty!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet chocolate milk
Servings: 1 glass
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar optional
  • 3 drops liquid red food coloring
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for about 1 minute.
  2. Serve immediately.
  3. The cocoa will start to separate from the milk right away, so I do not recommend storing it. If you do chose to prepare ahead of time, just put in the blender for 15 seconds prior to serving.

Red Velvet Chocolate Milk


With the addition of the vinegar, I think this really does taste like red velvet.  You can, of course, leave it out! And if you wanted to make it healthier you could use all-natural food coloring.  Switching out the ingredients for all organic would be even better.

How to Make a Red Velvet Milkshake

Simply add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to get this drink in milkshake form.

My BEST Homemade Chocolate Milk is always a good way to go if you like traditional yumminess. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Cassie says:

    Always go with your gut! It’s so fun!!

    • Amanda says:

      lol Thanks!

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    I would totally try this! I love red velvet too much to not try it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus you could make some seriously fun things with this. Like milkshakes, or even some sort of double red velvet cake. Food for thought. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Amanda says:

      I love how your mind works. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Micheline says:

    It’s best to go with unique! And if the taste testers say it’s a go, then it’s a go!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I loooooove the look of this!! Such a fabulous idea!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you sweety!

  • Savannah says:

    What kind of vinegar did you use? I’d love to try this!

    • Amanda says:

      I used Apple Cider Vinegar. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kim Beaulieu says:

    People are cray cray. Red Velvet Chocolate Milk sounds heavenly to me. I must try this.

  • Roland says:

    So, if you chose to use pre-made chocolate milk, like maybe Kroger brand, which is the best pre-made I’ve ever drank, what clor of food coloring would one use to make the milk re/pink? Please respond to my email, thanks.~Roland

  • Jaquille says:

    Pardon me Amanda, but I am a HUGE fan of red velvet chocolate milk ever since i first tasted it. I first tasted it in Michigan(bear with me, i’m going somewhere with this), at a Christmas party my friend was hosting, and one of the drinks was red velvet chocolate milk. It was so delicious. So from then, till next year(cause they are holiday milks) i bought them. But i ended up having to move to North Carolina and for some reason they dont sell it here at this Target(where they sell them in Michigan), and i got pretty mad last year cause i really wanted some. SO MY REAL QUESTION is if i want to make lets say… a gallon of this for continuous enjoyment with less constant preparations, what would be the steps to make a gallons worth? PS. Thank you for bringing this Holy drink recipe to our households.

    • Amanda says:

      lol Well try it first!! See if it is what you remember. I have never had it before, had not even really heard of it… so this is a from-scratch recipe. It might be completely different from what you remember. If it is similar however, I am happy to work with you to make the recipe bigger! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jaquille says:

        Sorry, it didnt notify me when you replied. I will give it a try first….i just hope its as good as the actual market patry brand.

  • Cathy says:

    So can you post the recipe? Actually it sounds pretty good!

  • Lillie says:

    Help! I so want to try this with my grandkids! But when it came in my email today, I clicked on the recipe, and it says this recipe has no ingredients and this recipe has no instructions! Any suggestions?

    Love your recipes!

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Lillie! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. The Red Velvet Chocolate Milk should be available now. Have a great day!