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Crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

Mug with red velvet hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and heart marshmallow crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

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This red velvet hot chocolate is so rich and creamy and can be made in the crock pot in 1 hour. It’s perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or just to spend a cozy day in.

Are you a lover of red velvet? It is one of my most favorite things.  Every afternoon like clock work around 1-2pm I get a sweet craving. The other day I whipped up this crock pot red velvet hot chocolate and it hit the spot! Topped with whipped cream and marshmallows, it is the ultimate sweet treat for yourself or your loved ones.

Scroll down for my recipe.

And for more red velvet treats, check out my red velvet latte, or my red velvet waffles.

Red velvet hot chocolate served in a glass mug on table with heart marshmallows and pink flowers

Crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 4oz bar of semi sweet baking chocolate, roughly chopped.
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring (until you get your desired color)
  • Optional – whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles for topping

Directions:

1.) Add the milks, cream, baking chocolate and vanilla extract to a crock pot and whisk together.

2.) Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

3.) Add the red food coloring and mix in until you get your desired color.

4.) Place on keep warm to serve.

5.) Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles.

Enjoy!

Crock pot red velvet hot chocolate in glass mug topped with whipped cream and marshmallows

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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My pumpkin spice hot chocolate

 

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Red velvet hot chocolate served in a glass mug on table with heart marshmallows and pink flowers

Crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

This red velvet hot chocolate is so rich and can be made in the crock pot in 1 hour. It's the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day or a cozy day in for yourself or your loved ones. Top with marshmallows and whipped cream.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dessert, Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 oz bar of semi sweet baking chocolate roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • red food coloring
  • whipped cream optional
  • marshmallows optional

Instructions
 

  • Add the milks, cream, baking chocolate and vanilla extract to a crock pot and whisk together.
  • Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the red food coloring and mix in until you get your desired color.
  • Place on keep warm to serve.
  • Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles.
Keyword chocolate, crock pot, holiday recipes, sweets
4 In Christmas/ drinks/ food/ Recipes

The best gingerbread espresso martini

Gingerbread espresso martini - coupe glass filled with espresso and gingerbread syurp with crushed gingerbread around the rim

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If you are team gingerbread and love a good espresso martini, this gingerbread espresso martini will be your new favorite winter cocktail.

I think we can all agree that one of the best things about the holidays is all the festive treats and libations am I right?

And one of my favorite holiday flavors is gingerbread!

I love all the gingerbread things – coffee, waffles, muffins, cookies, you name it!

A few weeks ago, I made this delicious gingerbread syrup. And then I got the idea, since I loved it in my coffee, why not put it in an espresso martini?

The result, it was delish!!!! You will definitely want to serve up these gingerbread espresso martinis for your holiday gatherings! Sharing my recipe below.

Gingerbread Espresso Martini

Gingerbread espresso martini - couple glass with crushed gingerbread on rim filled with espresso martini in front of Christmas tree

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Espresso
  • 4 pumps Gingerbread syrup (linking the recipe here)
  • 2 shots Vodka
  • Half and Half (to taste)
  • Maple syrup (for garnish)
  • Crushed gingerbread (for garnish)

Ingredients for gingerbread espresso martini - espresso, vodka, gingerbread syrup, half and half.

Directions:

1.) Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

2.) Fill the cocktail shaker with espresso, vodka and a few pumps of gingerbread syrup.

3.) Add a few splashes of half and half (depending on how light you want it)

4.) Shake well.

5.) On a plate, pour some maple syrup and crushed gingerbread cookies.

6.) Roll the rim of the glass into the maple syrup and then into the crushed gingerbread cookies.

7.) Pour the cocktail into the glass.

8.) Top with a gingerbread cookie.

 

Enjoy!!!

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For more holiday recipes you can try

My peppermint espresso martini

13 of the best Christmas cookies and sweets

My Winter Salad

 

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The best gingerbread espresso martini

Homemade gingerbread syrup, espresso and vodka come together for the best gingerbread espresso martini you will drink this holiday season!
Course Drinks
Servings 2 glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup espresso
  • 4 pumps homemade gingerbread syrup
  • 2 shots vodka
  • half & half to taste
  • maple syrup for garnish
  • crushed gingerbread cookies for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Fill the cocktail shaker with espresso, vodka and a few pumps of gingerbread syrup.
  • Add a few splashes of half and half (depending on how light you want it)
  • Shake well.
  • On a plate, pour some maple syrup and crushed gingerbread cookies.
  • Roll the rim of the glass into the maple syrup and then into the crushed gingerbread cookies.
  • Pour the cocktail into the glass.
  • Top with a gingerbread cookie.
Keyword Christmas, christmas drinks, cocktails, espresso martini, gingerbread

 

37 In drinks/ Recipes

The perfect strawberry lemonade Momosa for Mother’s Day

The perfect strawberry lemonade Momosa for Mother's Day

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This is the perfect Strawberry Lemonade Momosa if you are looking for a way to treat mom for Mother’s Day. Sweet strawberry lemonade is frozen into beautiful floral ice molds and topped off with champagne for the perfect mimosa for her on Mother’s Day or any spring brunch. It would also be a beautiful drink to serve at a bridal shower as well! Scroll down for my recipe and more Mother’s Day ideas from my friends at the Cozy Creative Collaborative.

The Cozy Creative Collaborative

Every month some friends and I get together and bring to you some themed DIYs, craft ideas and recipes. This month we are showing you some of our favorite Mother’s Day Ideas!

The Cozy Creative Collaborative

 The ladies of The Cozy Creative Collaborative

Kelly – The Tattered Pew

Heidi – Eleanor Rose Home

Charity – Mornings on Macedonia

This month we are excited to have Jill from Bungalow 47 joining with us! Did you see her decoupage picture frame? I love a good decoupage craft and this is a great gift idea!

 

Now on to The Perfect Strawberry Lemonade Momosa for Mother’s Day

I love a classic mimosa but have you ever had a strawberry lemonade mimosa? This is such a sweet and refreshing sip and the rose shaped ice cubes are so pretty! You will need these ice cube molds to make the roses. You can do any shape, and Amazon has several to choose from but I loved the roses for spring and Mother’s Day. It would be perfect for a Mother’s Day tea or brunch. If you’re looking for Mother’s Day tea ideas, make sure you check out this post from last year to see our Mother’s Day tea with my DIY tea bags.

This can easily be made into a mocktail too with some non-alcoholic bubbles.

Here is my recipe

Ingredients:

  • Lemonade
  • Pureed strawberries (I used frozen strawberries but made sure they were thawed)
  • champagne
  • lemon zest (optional)
  • chopped basil (optional)

Directions:

1.) Start by preparing the mixture to fill your ice molds. In a mason jar I combined lemonade, a few spoonfuls of pureed strawberries and a pinch of chopped basil and mixed well. (You don’t have to add basil but I had some in my fridge and I love the flavor of strawberry and basil together).

The perfect strawberry lemonade momosa for Mother's Day

Homemade fresh strawberry lemonade

2.) Sprinkle some lemon zest into the ice molds then fill each with the strawberry lemonade mixture. Save the leftover strawberry lemonade in a mason jar in the fridge.

3.) Cover the ice cube molds and freeze.

4.) When ready to serve, pop out an ice cube from the mold and place into a glass.

The perfect strawberry lemonade momosa for Mother's Day

The perfect strawberry lemonade momosa for Mother's Day

5.) Top with champagne or prosecco.

The perfect strawberry lemonade Momosa for Mother's Day

6.) Add a splash of strawberry lemonade to taste.

Enjoy!!!!

The perfect strawberry lemonade momosa for Mother's Day

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For more Mother’s Day cocktail/mocktail ideas, check out this beautiful Blushing Rose Fizz.

And click here to see my Mother’s Day gift guide

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Next head on over to Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home to check out her Mother’s Day Gift Basket Idea.

 

The best recipes and DIY ideas for Mother's Day

Sharing all of these beautiful ideas for Mother’s Day

DIY decoupage photo frame from Bungalow 47

Mother’s Day basket from Eleanor Rose Home

DIY flower pot from Mornings on Macedonia

Beautiful and simple framed pressed flowers from The Tattered Pew

 

7 In drinks/ Recipes

Blushing Rose Fizz Cocktail/Mocktail

Blushing rose fizz cocktail/mocktail

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This is a gorgeous and refreshing fizzy drink that is perfect for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. Bubbly champagne with the effervescent floral notes or rose and elderflower make this the ultimate feminine drink. I’m sharing my recipe for my Blushing Rose Fizz Cocktail or Mocktail below. Scroll down for my recipe 🙂

Blushing Rose Fizz Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Champagne (measure with your heart)
  • Rose water (1 jigger)
  • Splash of St Germain Elderflower
  • Rose petals

(makes 1 glass)

Directions:

  1. Start by adding a few fresh raspberries to the bottom of your glass.
  2. Pour a generous amount of champagne (Measure with your heart)
  3. Add about 1 jigger of rose water and a splash of St Germain Elderflower.
  4. Top with fresh rose petals.

 

Blushing Rose Fizz cocktail/mocktail

To make the non-alcoholic version

Blushing Rose Fizz Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Belvoir Farms Elderflower and Rose Presse
  • Rose petals
  • Optional – if you want to make it a little sweeter add a splash of elderflower cordial

(makes 1 glass)

Directions:

  1. Start by adding a few fresh raspberries to the bottom of your glass.
  2. Fill the glass with Belvoir Farms Elderflower and Rose Presse.
  3. Optional – add a splash of elderflower cordial to make a little sweeter.
  4. Top with fresh rose petals.

 

Cheers!!!

And if you want to see another one of my favorite Mother’s Day drinks, check out my recipe for my Strawberry Lemonade Momosa.

If you make this, tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest! I love to see when you re-create my recipes!

Blushing rose fizz cocktail/mocktail

 

I’m linking some of the ingredients and some of my favorite cocktail must haves below

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For more of my favorite drink recipes check out

My rainbow sangria

Lilac Lemonade

Cucumber elderflower margarita

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

4 Champagne cocktails

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