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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!

 

Grinch Hot Cocoa

Makes 4 Cups   Recipe:   4 cups organic milk 2 T. + 2 tsp. (30 g.) organic sugar 2 T. (30 g.) organic white chocolate (for melting) chunks  Holiday Tree Sprinkle Set  Whipped Cream or Marshmallows (optional)   Directions:   In a medium pot, add the milk, sugar, white chocolate and green dye. Put over high heat and stir until temperature on a drink thermometer reaches 140-160 degrees. Remove from heat and pour into mugs. Top with marshmallows, whipped cram and Christmas Tree Sprinkles!

Makes 4 Cups

Recipe:

4 cups organic milk
2 T. + 2 tsp. (30 g.) organic sugar
2 T. (30 g.) organic white chocolate (for melting) chunks
Holiday Tree Sprinkle Set
Whipped Cream or Marshmallows (optional)

Directions:

In a medium pot, add the milk, sugar, white chocolate and green dye.
Put over high heat and stir until temperature on a drink thermometer reaches 140-160 degrees.
Remove from heat and pour into mugs.
Top with marshmallows, whipped cram and Christmas Tree Sprinkles!

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Witches Brew Cocktail

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Make it a double, toil and trouble….

 1-2 pinches color ColorKitchen color packets (shown here: turquoise=1 pinch blue + 1 pinch green, and purple=1 pinch pink + 1 pinch blue)

Mix with ½ tsp flavored syrup until color dissolved.

Add ¼ cup soda water (watch out, it’s extra fizzy with color!) and ¾ tsp lime juice. Mix with spoon.

Add vodka to taste or enjoy as a mocktail with ice cubes.

White Wine Gelatin with Fresh Berries

Makes: 3 ½ cups

Ingredients
1 cup of your favorite white wine (we used Riesling)
1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin powder
1 cup water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
½ a vanilla bean, split and the seeds inside scraped out (optional)
¼ cup sugar (or more for dry wine) 
2 ColorKitchen color packets (we used Beet Red & Yellow)
raspberries and blueberries, or other fresh berries

Directions
Put ½ cup cold water into a small saucepan
Add gelatin & allow to soak for a few minutes
Place saucepan over low heat & stir until the gelatin dissolves
Stir in the lemon juice, vanilla bean & sugar
Continue stirring until the sugar dissolves & remove the pan from heat
Add the remaining ½ cup of water & wine
Taste the gelatin, add more sugar if needed

To make the alternating layers of colored gelatin you will need to divide the liquid into two bowls. Begin adding ColorKitchen colors (dissolved into water or glycerin) to your liquid a little at time until you like the color. Use any color combination you like.

Choose your molds. This could be wine glasses, juice glasses, small glass bowls, or one large bowl that you un-mold onto a plate for serving.

Place a few pieces of fruit in the bottom of your mold and spoon in just enough gelatin to cover the fruit. Place in the refrigerator until fully set up. Keep your remaining 2 bowls of gelatin at room temp so they do not solidify. Once your first layer is set add your next kind of fruit and layer your second color of gelatin. Again, chill until layer is fully set. Repeat steps. Once finished cover your mold with plastic wrap to protect the gelatin from absorbing odors. The gelatin can be stored for 5 days chilled.

To un-mold a large bowl onto a plate, run the back of the bowl under running hot water to soften the gelatin slightly. Place a plate over the bowl and carefully turn the mold over. The gelatin should release onto the plate.

To serve, garnish with whipped cream.

Possible other fruits : any berry, grapes, kiwi cubed, orange sections, cherries, peach slices

- Recipe by chef Rose Archer

Refreshing Blue Lemonade

Makes: 10 glasses of lemonade

Ingredients
½ gallon natural or organic lemonade
½ ColorKitchen Blue Color Packet
1 lemon
1 tray ice cubes

Directions
Mix blue color in a small dish with a couple drops of water until completely dissolved
Fill ½ gallon pitcher with lemonade
Add thinly sliced lemon
Pour in liquid blue coloring and mix with spoon
Pour into jugs with ice cubes

Enjoy!