Red Velvet "Hunger Games" Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet "Hunger Games" Hot Chocolate


Red Velvet Catching Fire Hot Chocolate

Recipe Type: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 20 mins

Serves: 1 cup

This recipe make a perfect party piece if you are a fan of Catching Fire or the Hunger Games and want to impress your friends.


  • 1 mug of milk (any type you prefer)
  • ¼ cup or a good few chunks of dark chocolate
  • 4 – 5 drops red food coloring
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder,plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • Squirty cream to top / or whipped cream / or frothy milk


  • For the stencil
  • Thin Cardboard
  • Art scalpel, or very sharp small knife
  • Pencil
  • Picture of the catching fire logo for reference


  1. Start by making the stencil
  2. Draw the logo onto your piece if card and carefully cut it out with the scalpel
  3. NB- always do this on a board so you don’t mark the work surface.
  4. Once you have your logo you can start making the red velvet hot chocolate


  1. Heat the mug of milk in a sauce pan on a low heat until it’s hot but not boiling
  2. Take off the heat and add the chocolate chunks and red food coloring
  3. Keep stirring and the chocolate will melt into the milk
  4. Add the cocoa powder and sugar to the mug
  5. add a small amount of the hot milk and stir until there are no lumps left in the cocoa powder
  6. then pour in the rest of the milk and stir together
  7. You can now fill to the top of the mug with whipped cream or frothy milk
  8. Using a knife level off the top of the mug and make it as smooth as possible
  9. Place the stencil on top
  10. Using a fine sieve sieve some more cocoa powder over the top
  11. Carefully remove the stencil and you will have a lovely print of the Catching Fire mocking jay logo
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