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This one is for all of my red velvet fans! With Valentine’s Day just a day away, this is a great festive afternoon pick me up. I’m showing you how you can make your own Red Velvet Latte at home!
Red Velvet Latte
Red Velvet cake is well known for it’s rich cocoa flavor paired with a tangy cream cheese frosting and it’s deep red color. This is my take on a red velvet latte, combining my two loves, coffee and red velvet!!! Now this recipe is not overly sweet. Instead, it’s got a rich cocoa flavor that goes nicely with espresso. But you can definitely add more sweetener to customize as you wish!
- 1 cup of espresso or coffee
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 Tbsp of cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sugar (or more to taste)
- red food coloring
- heavy cream
- 1 tsp almond extract
1.) In a small saucepan, combine milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sugar. Whisk until the cocoa powder is all dissolved. Prepare a cup of espresso or coffee while the milk heats on the saucepan.
2.) Remove from heat and add red food coloring.
3.) Pour the red steamed milk into your cup of espresso or coffee.
4.) In a separate bowl or cup, prepare the whipped topping. Pour some heavy whipping cream and add a splash of almond extract.
5.) Using a frother, froth the whipping cream until peaks form.
6.) Using a spoon, add the whipped topping to your latte.
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