What You'll Need:
- 4 cups of whole milk
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 10 ounces of semi-sweet Nestle mini-chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons of Red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Whipped cream
- A ladle to pour (if you're using this hot chocolate maker!)
Ok, this hot chocolate maker, you guys?! I've wanted one for years, and I swear, whenever I would look it up online, nothing would come up. Then on Black Friday, I was shopping online, and this gloooorious photo of a hot chocolate maker came up! Within seconds, I had it in my cart and purchased it lol. It is so cute and a perfect little fun piece for Holiday parties or to add to your Holiday bar cart. You basically just have to add in all of your ingredients and turn the knob up to "high" for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. It's super easy! The only thing I needed to be able to serve easily, was a ladle, which I don't have anywhere! lol.
Now, when it comes to making the red velvet hot chocolate, definitely taste as you go, because I think I actually added in more chocolate chips than the recipe asks for... I THINK. (I totally eyeballed 10 oz.) Also, I don't recommend heating up your chocolate chips in the microwave, because I did that since I was getting impatient, and I burnt them, lol. (Slow and stead wins the race...) Anyway, once I had everything in, I put the top over it and got myself ready for the day, while coming back every once in a while to check on it and stir. One thing I didn't do, based off the recipe I found, was make cream cheese whipped cream. I'm not a big whipped cream fan anyway and the cream cheese version of it was no where to be found in a can, soooo I was not about to make it, haha. Regular whipped cream is still really good with it.