New coffee trend: red velvet latte

Here at Rijo42, we like to keep our finger on the coffee pulse so we were intrigued to hear about a new coffee trend. You’ve heard of the red velvet cupcake, a smooth, velvety textured chocolatey cake topped with cream cheese and coloured pink with food colouring or beetroot? Well, now there’s the red velvet latte, hitting our shores from Australia. Billed as a ‘cupcake in liquid form’, it’s possibly the most indulgent coffee drink ever. Deep red in colour, it appeals to coffee and cake lovers equally. It doesn’t yet seem to be commercially available over here, so if you’d like to try this rich, marshmallowy concoction, here’s what you’ll need:

Red velvet latte recipe

Per person, you’ll need:

  • 250ml semi skimmed milk
  • 30 dark chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food colouring
  • 125ml strong, fresh, black coffee
  • Whipped cream to garnish, if liked

What to do:

Put the milk in a saucepan, and gently heat until simmering. Be careful not to let it boil. Meanwhile, make the coffee. Cut the chocolate into small pieces (you can use chocolate chips if preferred), and add it to the milk pan. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted, and add the coffee and food colouring. Meanwhile, pre-warm a tall, glass latte mug with boiling water. Stir the milk mixture until completely combined, and carefully pour it into the heated mug. Add a spoonful of whipped cream if liked. This rich, warming drink is probably best kept to an occasional treat as it does indeed taste like liquid cake!

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