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?
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
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
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon apple cider vinegar, optional
- 3 drops liquid red food coloring
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for about 1 minute.
- Serve immediately.
- 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.
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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. 🙂