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How to make a Red Velvet Latte for Valentine’s Day

As February unfolds, what better way to add a touch of luxury to your mornings than with a Red Velvet Latte? This indulgent treat combines the rich flavours of cocoa with the creaminess of steamed milk, complemented by a dash of vanilla and a dollop of whipped cream. The vibrant red hue not only adds a festive touch to your coffee but also sets the mood for a romantic breakfast in bed. Let’s dive into this delightful recipe!


  • 1 shot of espresso (or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee)
  • 1 cup of milk (whole milk or a dairy-free alternative of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla syrup
  • Red food coloring (optional, for that classic red velvet look)
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Sprinkles or grated chocolate for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare Your Espresso or Coffee:

  • Start by brewing a shot of espresso using your espresso machine. If you don’t have one, brew a strong cup of coffee using your preferred method.

2. Mix Cocoa and Sugar:

  • In a separate bowl, mix the unsweetened cocoa powder and granulated sugar until well combined. Adjust the sweetness to your taste.

3. Heat Milk:

  • In a saucepan, gently heat the milk over medium-low heat. Be careful not to bring it to a boil; you want it to be hot but not scalded.

4. Whisk in Cocoa Mixture:

  • Gradually whisk the cocoa and sugar mixture into the heated milk until fully dissolved and the mixture is smooth.

5. Add Vanilla and Food Coloring:

  • Stir in the vanilla extract and add red food coloring until you achieve your desired vibrant red hue. The amount of food coloring needed may vary, so add it slowly and adjust to your preference.

6. Combine Espresso and Cocoa Mixture:

  • Pour your freshly brewed espresso (or strong coffee) into a large coffee mug.

7. Pour the Red Velvet Mixture:

  • Slowly pour the red velvet cocoa mixture over the espresso, stirring gently to combine.

8. Top with Whipped Cream:

  • Finish off your Red Velvet Latte with a generous dollop of whipped cream.

9. Garnish and Serve:

  • For an extra touch of indulgence, sprinkle some colorful sprinkles or grated chocolate on top. Enjoy your Red Velvet Latte immediately!

There you have it – a Red Velvet Latte that’s sure to delight your taste buds and add a dash of romance to your mornings. Whether you’re treating yourself or surprising someone special with breakfast in bed, this luxurious coffee creation is the perfect way to kickstart your February. Cheers to love and caffeine! 💕☕

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