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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.
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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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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ShriyaFebruary 13, 2023 at 7:33 am
Needed a recipe for summer! Helpful indeed!
NicolleFebruary 13, 2023 at 7:39 am
Oh you are welcome! Enjoy!!!
Katherine McLeeFebruary 15, 2023 at 9:56 am
This sounds so good! I’ve never thought of a red velvet latte but it sounds so good!
NicolleFebruary 15, 2023 at 10:14 am
it is so good! If you love red velvet you definitely need to try it!
KatieFebruary 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!!!
NicolleFebruary 16, 2023 at 6:19 am
oh that salted caramel latte sounds like a dream!