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Red Velvet Latte

5 min


10 ingredients or less

No cook

This latte was inspired by the classic red velvet cake and has hints of cacao, beetroot, and espresso. When mixed together, you'll be left with a unique combination of flavours and a drink with a lovely burgundy colour. Pro tip: scale up the recipe to make a large batch of the powdered mix for quick lattes on-demand!



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To make the powdered mix

To make the lattes

  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    boiling water
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    barista oat milk


  1. Mix all of the powdered mix ingredients together in a bowl or a jar*.
  2. To make each latte, add 1½ Tbsp of the powdered mix to a cup and pour over 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of boiling water. Stir to dissolve.
  3. Then pour in 1 cup (240 mL) of hot barista oat milk. Top with foamed milk if desired, and enjoy!


  • Beetroot powder has a naturally grainy texture which may be noticeable in the drink. If you'd prefer to use fresh beetroots, try our other beetroot latte recipe instead! Find it using our search feature.
  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • * Make-ahead: in the photos, we batch-made 8 servings of the powdered mix. Simply use the scaling feature to scale the recipe to your desired number of servings.


  • The drink is best if enjoyed immediately.
  • If making a large batch of the dry powdered mix, store in a sealed mason jar in a cool and dry place for up to 6 months.

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Nutrition info

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Aileen - Jan. 1, 2024, 7:41 a.m.

Delicious! I love the subtle beet flavor!

Ariane - July 25, 2023, 3:27 p.m.

I knew I had to try this when I saw it and I was right it is amazing!
Having the complexity of the cocoa and coffee (to be honest, I used instant zichorie but the roasted deep flavor works all the same) melt just beautifuly with the beet making it way less pronounced, and for some off putting, then it is on its own. They share this a bit bitter earthyness and it just works so well togeather!!!
I used beet juice crystals cause those actually desolve, but I am sure it is delicious either way!
Overall a very a very cosy, soothing drink and pleasent way to add some healthy color to ones diet.

PUL Team - July 27, 2023, 1:50 a.m.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the recipe, Ariane, it means so much!

Martunia - March 18, 2023, 7:47 a.m.

I ordered the beet powder online and prepared this latte mix last night. Woke up all excited to make my first cup of the red velvet latte and I'm not disappointed 😋 it's so chocolatey and the mocha notes are just on point. I have to say though, this us definitely not for people who dislike the taste if beetroot. But in my books it's a winner!

PUL Team - March 18, 2023, 7:05 p.m.

Awe we're so thrilled to hear, Martunia, thank you 🥰

Christina - April 11, 2022, 6 p.m.

I've been making this every day since I stumbled across beetroot powder at my local grocery store. I skip the espresso powder and use whatever plant-based milk I have, and this latte still turns out divine.

PUL Team - April 11, 2022, 9:44 p.m.

So happy to hear, Christina, it means so much!

Sam - March 11, 2022, 12:09 a.m.

Hi there! I love the idea of this drink, but as I was looking through the ingredients I saw they were listed on amazon. The problem is Amazon is involved in the destruction of the environment/mistreatment of employees so I avoid buying from them. I was wondering if you were aware of these things and if you had any alternative stores to recommend. Thank you :)

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 4:50 a.m.

Hi Sam, we're so appreciative of the honest feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share and contribute to PUL's growth. We often get asked what products or brands we use, so our aim with the links is mainly to help share this with our global audience. This way, they can find the closest equivalent wherever they choose. Perhaps your local grocery store or international markets may be one place to start depending on what's accesible. We'll be sure to take note of the feedback in any case and are so grateful for the support, Sam ☺️

Amanda - Feb. 12, 2022, 5 p.m.

What a lovely hug in a mug! Thanks Pick Up Limes!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

Thank YOU, Amanda! 😃

Aanandita pillai - Feb. 9, 2022, 12:45 p.m.

I loved this recipe. The only thing I changed was used coconut milk and it was simply divine.

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2022, 7:50 p.m.

So glad the latte was enjoyed, Aanandita!

Elina - Dec. 31, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

It's so cute and beautiful!! The best Christmas gift for our loved ones ❤ I made it for my sister and I'm not sure yet if she's more excited about the color, the smell or the taste, but she totally loved it!
Thank you for the beautiful idea!
Wish you all the happiest holidays 💕

PUL Team - Jan. 1, 2022, 5:11 a.m.

Awe how nice of you to make it for your sister! Wishing you a very happy holidays as well, Elina 😃

Sripradha Iyengar - Dec. 30, 2021, 1:58 p.m.

When you posted this video, I had already been looking for warm drinks for sometime and it felt like synchronicity😋 I skipped over this one the first time I watched the video, because I am not fond of red velvet cake nor am I fond of beetroot. I watched your video again yesterday, and decided to give this particular recipe a shot, well... Because my period has been getting delayed for the past couple of months.(Probably because of stress and lack of any exercise whatsoever). I ordered the beet powder yesterday and got it today. It smelled so STRONGLY of beetroot that even my mum, who does not have any animosity against beetroots, gagged and made faces at me.
I reduced the amount in this recipe to one half- used 1:1:1 beet Coco and instant coffee... And, well, I'm not vegan, I'm a vegetarian (cuz I'm allergic to soya and also because I consume a lot of milk and vegan milk is unaffordable to most middle class people), and i added the hot water to milk and sugar. I added vanilla essence, not extract, or the vanilla sugar (costly!)
I have to say, the coffee and the cocoa balanced out the beet powder and it was almost like a chocolate drink, only red!😁
I'm so thankful that y'all invented this recipe and I'm so glad that I found it.
I have tried like, 3-4 of your recipes (to the dot) (only those many because we don't get a lot of ingredients you use here in India, and I'm a noob to cooking, so I don't know what to replace it with) and I have loved them all!❤️ Sry 4d essay

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 4:47 p.m.

Hey there, Sripradha! A sincere thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this one. It's so appreciated☺️ The modifications are really insightful to help us improve as well! We'll aim to share alternative accessible ingredients in the future as able. Happy cooking and hugs to India 🤗

Sripradha - Dec. 30, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

❤️❤️❤️ I didn't have space to wish all of you a Happy New Year:D

Rachel - Dec. 29, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

This latte is not only beautiful, but it tastes AMAZING and it's super healthy! If PickUpLimes had a cafe, this would no doubt be a top seller. Thanks for this amazing recipe!!!

PUL Team - Dec. 30, 2021, 4:43 a.m.

Oh, Rachel, we appreciate the kind words so much!

Hosana Eilert - Dec. 28, 2021, 2:12 a.m.

So amazing gave as Christmas gifts people loved it …

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Hosana 🎉

Charlotte - Dec. 26, 2021, 3:06 p.m.

I loved it! The beetroot, cacao and coffee flavours complemented each other perfectly! I really loved how it was creamy, sweet and earthy too.

PUL Team - Dec. 26, 2021, 8 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Charlotte, thanks for taking the time to share the lovely review 😍

Rike - Dec. 15, 2021, 3:02 p.m.

So quick to make and so incredibly delicious. I actually wanted to give the mix away for Christmas, but have already used up almost all of it myself. :D

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2021, 7:55 a.m.

A lovely gift for yourself, Rike 😜 we're so glad to hear!

Maria - Dec. 13, 2021, 6:44 p.m.

So delicious!! I will definitely be making this as a holiday gift for friends and family!

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 4:59 a.m.

Aw so nice of you, Maria, we hope everyone loves it 🤩

Zoe - Dec. 13, 2021, 2:49 a.m.

This is my new favorite afternoon pick-me up/calm-me down. A wonderful depth of flavor with the right amount of sweetness to allow the day to pass through me lightly. Thank you!

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 4:17 a.m.

Oh, Zoe, we appreciate the glowing review so much - thank YOU 🤗

MariaElena - Dec. 13, 2021, 2:38 a.m.

Yummy.... Just made this drink my hubby and I loved it. Can't wait to try the other ones.
Thank you,

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 4:16 a.m.

We hope you enjoy the other beverages as well, MariaElena!

Silvia - Dec. 12, 2021, 3:48 p.m.

The color is gorgeous and the taste so comforting. My go-to drink for this winter!

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 3:53 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Silvia ❣️