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Red Velvet Latte

Red Velvet Latte

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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.

Red velvet latte

2.) Remove from heat and add red food coloring.

Red Velvet Latte

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.

Red Velvet Latte



I love to see what you create, so if you make this be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!


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And for more red velvet recipes, check out my red velvet hot chocolate!

Or my red velvet waffles

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For more of my favorite coffee drinks check out

Irish Cream Cold Brew

My Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew

Or try my

Red Velvet Waffles–Click here for the recipe


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Red Velvet Latte


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  • Reply
    February 13, 2023 at 7:33 am

    Needed a recipe for summer! Helpful indeed!

    • Reply
      February 13, 2023 at 7:39 am

      Oh you are welcome! Enjoy!!!

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    Katherine McLee
    February 15, 2023 at 9:56 am

    This sounds so good! I’ve never thought of a red velvet latte but it sounds so good!

    • Reply
      February 15, 2023 at 10:14 am

      it is so good! If you love red velvet you definitely need to try it!

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    February 15, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    I love me a good homemade latte. My go yo homemade latte is a salted caramel but I haven’t even thought of red velvet! I am going to give this one a go!!!

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      February 16, 2023 at 6:19 am

      oh that salted caramel latte sounds like a dream!

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    January 16, 2024 at 8:31 am

    This looks absolutely delicious!

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    January 17, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    Stopping by from the Homestead Blog Hop. Sounds so good and perfect for February! Thanks for sharing.

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    Anne Sweet
    January 19, 2024 at 6:47 am

    My daughter loves lattes and red velvet cake, so I’m sure this would be a real treat for her.

    • Reply
      January 19, 2024 at 7:17 am

      oh yes me too!!! Let me know if you make it

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    Donna @ Modern on Monticello
    January 24, 2024 at 2:50 pm

    This just looks so good and who wouldn’t love a pink drink? Pinned to try out. This post will be a feature this week. #HomeMattersParty

    • Reply
      January 24, 2024 at 3:26 pm

      Hi Donna! Thank you so much!!! <3

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