Red Velvet Hot Cocoa-Colored Naturally

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This rich, creamy, naturally vibrant Red Velvet Hot Chocolate drink has all the flavor of red velvet cake, but without the hazards of Red dye 40. Colored with our Red Velvet natural plant-based color, you can also top with colored sugar made with our vibrant colors show here: DIY Colored Sugar Recipe.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups milk
1 cup cream
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Red Velvet Color Packet
8 ounces white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate)
2 Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch salt
Pinch of cinnamon

Optional: ¼ cup buttermilk
Whipped cream
Colored sanding sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. Blend dry ingredients: cocoa powder and red velvet color.
2. Add rest of ingredients and combine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Warm, whisking occasionally until the white chocolate melts.
3. Add the cocoa powder color blend into the liquid and stir and whisk until completely dissolved and smooth.
4.  Serve in glasses or mugs topped with whipped cream and sugar or cinnamon!

Enjoy with some cookies or holiday treats!