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Red Velvet Latte

5 min



10 ingredients or less

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**

Optional garnish

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  1. Add all of the powdered mix ingredients to a bowl or a jar and stir to thoroughly combine***.
  2. To make one latte, add 1½ Tbsp of the powdered mix to your favourite cup and pour over 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of boiling water. Stir to dissolve the powdered mix.
  3. Then pour in 1 cup (240 mL) of hot barista oat milk. Top it off with some steamed oat milk if desired, and enjoy!


  • *Beetroot has a naturally grainy texture. It might be that you can feel the graininess when drinking this latte, but this shouldn't affect the taste. If you are unable to find beetroot powder where you live, you can also use fresh beetroots and follow our other beetroot latte recipe instead.
  • ** Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • *** Make-ahead: in the photos and video, we batch-made 8 servings of the powdered mix. To make a larger batch like we did, simply use the scaling feature to scale up 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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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 ❣️