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How to Make a Red Velvet Mocha Latte

Over the past decade, red velvet cakes have been one of the most popular cakes in the United States. In this blog post, you will learn how to make a mocha latte inspired by the red velvet cake.


What is Red Velvet?


Red velvet is a type of red, red-brown, or crimson-colored layered chocolate cake. Traditional red velvet recipes actually do not use food coloring. Instead, the red color is the result of anthocyanin-rich cocoa chemically reacting to the acidity from other ingredients. These ingredients include buttermilk, butter, vinegar, and flour. Food coloring is only used to enhance the color of the cake.

Red Velvet Mocha Latte Recipe


In this recipe, you will learn how to make a mocha latte inspired by the red velvet cake.


  • 1 tbsp of Waka instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of oat milk 
  • 1/2 tsp of red food coloring
  • 1 tsp of vanilla syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. In a cup, combine Waka instant coffee, cocoa powder and hot water.
  2. In a saucepan, combine milk and vanilla syrup until heated. 
  3. Add in food coloring and stir. 
  4. Pour the milk mixture into the cup of mocha mixture.
  5. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!


Make Red Velvet Mocha Latte today with Waka's Quality Instant Coffee. Get it here.