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10 In drinks/ food/ Recipes

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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You may also like:

These cute Valentine’s Day finds

This fun Valentine’s popcorn

and for more hot chocolate

My pumpkin spice hot chocolate

 

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Easy crock pot red velvet hot chocolate

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
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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27 In food/ home/ Recipes

Apple Pear Fall Sangria

Fall Sangria

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This apple pear fall sangria is made with white wine, crisp apples, pear vodka, cinnamon and rosemary for all the warm flavors of fall.

This makes a delicious and beautiful cocktail for all of your fall gatherings and for the holidays as well. I serve chilled in a gorgeous glass pitcher for a fabulous presentation but you could also serve warm too like a mulled cider in the crockpot.

Apple Pear Fall Sangria

Apples, cider, white wine and pear vodka come together for a refreshing fall beverage.  Whether you’re getting together with friends or serving for the holidays, this sangria is a beautiful cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • Pear vodka
  • 2 apples sliced
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • cinnamon bark

Directions:

In a large pitcher add the apple slices, rosemary and cinnamon sticks.

Pour the wine, apple cider and vodka – I don’t measure 😉

Stir until combined.

You can serve immediately or let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to enhance the flavors.

Apple Pear Fall Sangria

This would be a great beverage to serve for Thanksgiving or any fall get together!

Serve with my apple and brie flatbread with hot honey. Click here for the the recipe.

Or serve with my pumpkin baked brie.

 

Linking my glass pitcher and some items below

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Other ideas you may like:

This fall tablescape idea

This simple Thanksgiving place setting idea

 

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0 In DIY/ drinks/ food

Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

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Starbucks recently released their new holiday beverage – the Irish Cream Cold Brew. Being a coffee junkie and lover of Irish Cream I obviously had to run out and try it. It is pure magic in a cup. Without the booze of course. However, at about $4.50 a cup, not so magical on the wallet. I’ve created my own Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew recipe so that you can make your own. And I’ve also included a boozy edition for when you want to be a little extra 😉

Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cold coffee (I usually just make a cup, refrigerate for a bit and then add some ice)
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • cocoa powder (for dusting)

Directions:

  1. First you’ll need to make your Irish Cream. (I made this ahead of time in a larger quantity and stored in the fridge in a mason jar). Mix together 1 3/4 cups of heavy whipping cream, 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp of almond extract. Stir together.
  2. Next make a cup of coffee, chill and then pour over ice.
  3. Add some of your Irish Cream to your coffee, as much as you want.
  4. In a bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Whip or use an immersion blender until the mixture is frothy.
  5. Top your coffee with the cream foam and a dusting of cocoa powder.
  6. Enjoy!

Copycat Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

To make my boozy adults only edition:

  1. Make a batch of my Homemade Irish Cream. (Recipe here)
  2. Pour into your iced coffee
  3. Sip and get happy 🙂

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For more Irish or St Patrick’s inspired ideas check out:

My Reuben Salad

My St Patrick’s Day Finds

The Ultimate Chocolate Guinness Milkshake

Lucky Pancakes

 

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