Easy Red Velvet Syrup & Delicious Red Velvet Sauce (How To Make It)

Ever wonder how Red Velvet Syrup is made? What exactly is red velvet sauce and how is it different from the syrup version? Well, we were just as puzzled as you and wanted to learn how to create both versions of this delicious flavor and study the origins of red velvet and how it came to be. Plus, who doesnt love red velvet cake, and having it as a syrup version means we can have it all the time! Can’t have that without first having an amazing syrup or sauce to add to it ☺️.

This post is all about creating the perfect red velvet sauce and red velvet syrup for your morning lattes and cold brews to go! Plus, this recipe can be used in flavoring your favorite boba recipe, and be used as a glaze over cookies and cakes ☺️.

red velvet latte
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Red Velvet Syrup FAQ

What does red velvet syrup taste like?

The flavor was like syrup and there were other things to be noted. My coffee will be made by me without requiring any money.

How do you use red velvet syrup?

Can be used to make coffee syrup flavorings, liqueur cocktails, and other drinks! Our selection includes both sugar-free syrups as well as organic syrups. Make the red velvet cake frappe using ice cream flavored sugar, choco frappe powder, and frozen raspberries as decoration.

What is red velvet flavor made of?

Red velvets are created from cocoa powder, vinegar, and buttermilk. This chemical reaction gives the cake a rich orange hue often enhanced using additional cooking colors.

What is red velvet latte made of?

This gorgeous red velvet liqueur makes a perfect winter drinking choice. Milk chocolate chip coffee is infused with liqueur and then blended together. Then topped with light red cream and chocolate shaving crumbs.

semi-sweet chocolate is used in red velvet syrup
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Is Red Velvet just chocolate?

Are red velvet cakes really chocolate cakes? While it does have a chocolate aroma and contains a large amount of cacao powder, a red velvet cake doesn’t taste like chocolate cake. This is much more cocoa-infused than traditional chocolate cakes.

What flavors are good with red velvet?

How should I add a topping to my cake? It’s a good cream cheese frosting with strawberries or cherry juice. Check out the best toppings created at CakeFite. Cream cheese icing butter icing Red and Pink icing sugars.

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Why is Red Velvet Red?

Red velvet gets its famous crimson color from the chemical reaction between the antioxidant anthocyanin and acidic buttermilk and vinegar. The acid reaction causes the natural cocoa powder to turn a reddish hue which is where red velvet gets its gorgeous color from.

Red Velvet Syrup vs Red Velvet Sauce

Red Velvet Syrup is a simple syrup version of the famous red velvet sauce that is commonly used in dessert recipes. There is not much of a difference between the two though in regards to ingredients besides removing cream cheese from the simple syrup version and increasing the ratio of liquid to solids. The red velvet syrup version will be perfect for iced drinks since it will blend easily, while the sauce version is used in hot versions and over your favorite ice cream, cookies, and cakes.

Easy Homemade Red Velvet Sauce Recipe

Use this recipe to make the perfect Red Velvet Latte!

Why You’ll Love it

  • Rich flavor that tastes just like your favorite red velvet cake but in liquid form! We actually love the versatility of these two recipes because if you want a fudgy consistency for the sauce all you have to do is reduce the liquid in the recipe and increase the cream cheese and butter and wallah a homemade hot fudge sauce!
  • The recipe requires relatively simple ingredients that most households have in their fridges and pantries
  • It’s a customizable recipe that can be tweaked for your own preferences.
  • Last up to 10-14 days in the fridge and can be frozen for up to 1-2 months depending on freezer temps, storage method, and ingredients used.

What’s in Red Velvet Sauce?


Dark Cocoa Powder: Critical for getting that rich red velvet taste but without messing up the color, we prefer dark cocoa powder for this reason.

Cream Cheese: Adds a creamy taste that we all love paired with red velvet

Buttermilk: Used for creamy taste and for chemical reaction with cocoa powder to create a reddish hue (keep in mind it will be subtle)

Corn Syrup: This helps stop the sauce from becoming textured and helps maintain a smooth consistency.

Condensed milk: Condensed milk is perfect for sauces because it adds thickness and sweetness without having to add additional sugar on the side.

salt: Balance out the sweetness

Butter: Unsalted butter, unless omitting salt then use salted butter

Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract makes everything taste better

Equipment You’ll Need

  • Saucepan
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Stirring Spoon
  • Fork or metal whisk
  • Storage container for freezer or fridge

How To Make It at home

Recipe Calls For

  • 1 tablespoon of dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk – whole fat
  • 1 can of condensed milk -12-14 oz
  • 1.5 tbsp corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp of room temp butter sliced
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Beet powder (add more until the desired color is reached)
  • 1/3 cup of water


  1. Place cocoa powder and buttermilk in a pan and simmer and stir over low-medium heat until well combined.
  2. Add in condensed milk, water, and corn syrup and stir until combined.
  3. Add in cream cheese and butter and mix until well combined – stir over medium heat for 5 minutes. the mixture should be thickening at this point.
  4. Remove from heat, add in salt and vanilla extract, and beet powder stir and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes.
  5. Pour cooled sauce into container and less chill on the counter for 20 minutes and then place in Refridgerator.
  6. Recommended serving size is 2 tbs of sauce.

Recipe Notes:

  • The recipe can be stored in the freezer for around 1.5 – 2 months or sometimes seven longer depending on the ingredient used, the temperature of the freezer, and the storage container sued. As always check for signs of spoiling before consuming.
  • The recommended serving size is 2 tbs of sauce in a latte or over your favorite dessert.
  • If you want a thicker consistency let the mixture simmer longer
  • For a thinner consistency add more buttermilk and a tad more water.

Simple & Easy Red Velvet Syrup Recipe

This Recipe is perfect for Iced Lattes and Cold Brews! It can even be added to make a Red Velvet Cold Foam!

Why You’ll Love It

  • The rich and pourable recipe is the perfect consistency for ice-cold drinks.
  • Easy to make and simple ingredients
  • A customizable recipe that can be tweaked for your own taste preferences.

What’s in Red Velvet Sauce?


Dark Cocoa Powder

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks


Condensed milk

Red Food Dye or Red Beet Powder

Vanilla Extract

Corn Syrup

Recipe Calls For:

  • 1 tbs dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of beet powder (add more until the desired color is reached)


  1. Add buttermilk and dark cocoa powder and stir over low-medium heat until well combined.
  2. Add condensed milk and semi-sweet chocolate chunks and stir until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Add corn syrup, stir and let the mixture thicken over medium heat for 10 minutes – watch and stir
  4. Remove from heat and add salt, vanilla extract, and beet powder and stir until it reaches the color you desire (add more beet powder if you want a deeper red but be careful you don’t want it to adjust the taste.)
  5. Let chill until cooled and then pour into a container, wallah you’re done ☺️

Recipe Notes:

  • Can be stored in a freezer or refrigerator, Freezer will hold for 2-3 months depending on ingredients, temperature, and storage method used. As always check for spoilage and discard if iffy. For refrigerator can be kept from 10-14 days in an air-tight container, check for spoilage before consuming.
  • This Syrup version is perfect for your lattes, cold brews, and mochas! It can also be used in boba and milk tea!
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