Red Velvet Mocktail (or Cocktail)

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Red Velvet Mocktail is a luscious ice cream float mocktail. It combines the best flavors from the season of love – creamy chocolate ice cream, bubbly cream soda, and sweet grenadine.

You can turn this into a cocktail by adding vodka—details in the recipe card.

Two glasses of red velvet martini with the text red velvet martini.

Red Velvet Mocktail


Embark on a journey of sweet sensations with our Red Velvet Mocktail—an exquisite treat that combines the richness of chocolate, the sweetness of strawberries, and the fizz of cream soda. This delightful concoction is not just a drink; it’s an experience for your taste buds!

A luscious blend of freeze-dried strawberries, chocolate syrup, and a scoop of velvety chocolate ice cream, all dancing together in a refreshing pool of cream soda. The result? A vibrant, crimson mocktail for Valentine’s or any time.

Two cups of red velvet ice cream with sprinkles on top.

How does Red Velvet Mocktail taste?

It has smooth, chocolatey notes and bright, fruity freshness from the crushed strawberries. The cream soda adds a fizzy twist. It’s a dessert in a glass without being overly sweet.

A martini with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

Red Velvet Mocktail Ingredients

The full recipe Red Velvet Mocktail recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

A martini glass with whipped cream and a bottle of red wine.

Tools Needed

A martini with red and white sprinkles on top.

Method

  1. Pour the chocolate syrup onto one plate.
  2. Place the freeze-dried strawberries onto the other plate and spread in an even layer. 
  3. Gently dip the rim of your martini glass into the chocolate syrup, letting any excess onto the plate, then gently dip the chocolate-coated rim into the crushed freeze-dried strawberries to coat.
  4. Place the martini glass upright, then add a scoop of chocolate ice cream to the glass.
  5. Pour the grenadine over the ice cream.
  6. Pour the cream soda over the grenadine.
  7. Shave or grate chocolate over the top to garnish, if desired. 
  8. Serve immediately.
A bottle of soda, a cup of ice cream, a spoon and a straw.
A person is pouring red syrup into a glass of ice cream.
A martini being poured into a martini glass.

Red Velvet Mocktail Tips

  • Coating your martini glass rim isn’t a requirement – it’s just a fun way to add a festive look to your mocktail. Skip it if you want – your drink will taste just as good with or without it.
  • To crush your freeze-dried strawberries, you can simply crumble them with your fingers, but if you prefer to avoid a mess, you could put them into a sealable plastic bag, then crush them with a rolling pin, or you could pulverize them in a food processor.
  • I used a milk chocolate ice cream, but you can use your favorite chocolate ice cream. Dark chocolate ice cream or chocolate gelato would taste divine in this drink too.
  • If you can’t find (or don’t have) grenadine, substitute the juice from a jar of maraschino cherries or a strawberry dessert topping, such as Hershey’s strawberry syrup.
  • For food safety purposes, I do not recommend preparing this recipe in advance. This float is meant to be served immediately while the ice cream is still cold and not totally melted.
  • Crush those freeze-dried strawberries with love—they’re the heart of this mocktail.
  • When adding chocolate syrup, go for a generous pour for that extra indulgence.
  • Let the chocolate ice cream soften before scooping; it blends seamlessly into the mix.
Two red velvet martinis on a white surface.
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Red Velvet Mocktail Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: Can I use fresh strawberries instead of freeze-dried ones?
A: No, fresh strawberries won’t work for this recipe.

Q: Is there a substitute for cream soda?
A: Here’s a homemade recipe for cream soda. As well, if cream soda isn’t your thing, try using a lemon-lime soda for a citrusy kick or plain soda for a lighter version.

Q: Can I skip the chocolate shaving garnish?
A: Absolutely! The dark chocolate shavings are optional, but they do add a touch of elegance to the presentation.

A red velvet martini with whipped cream and chocolate.

Optional recipes

I always like to give recipe suggestions that I think you’ll enjoy.

The Red Velvet Mocktail is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth. Whether hosting a gathering or simply treating yourself, this mocktail is a delightful way to elevate your beverage game. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, it’s time to sip, savor, and celebrate the simple joys of a well-crafted drink. Cheers to the Red Velvet Mocktail experience!

Two martinis with red icing and chocolate sprinkles.
Two glasses of red velvet martini with the text red velvet martini.

Red Velvet Mocktail

Red Velvet Mocktail is a luscious ice cream float mocktail. It combines the best flavors from the season of love – creamy chocolate ice cream, bubbly cream soda, and sweet grenadine.
Author: Paula
5 from 56 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

for cocktail

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients
    A bottle of soda, a cup of ice cream, a spoon and a straw.
  • Pour the chocolate syrup onto one plate.
    2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
    A white plate with a glass of red wine on it.
  • Place the freeze dried strawberries onto the other plate and spread in an even layer.
    ½ cup freeze-dried strawberries
    A white plate with red sprinkles on it.
  • Gently dip the rim of your martini glass into the chocolate syrup, letting any excess onto the plate, then gently dip the chocolate coated rim into the crushed freeze dried strawberries to coat.
    A wine glass filled with red sprinkles on a white plate.
  • Place the martini glass upright, then add a scoop of chocolate ice cream to the glass.
    1 scoop chocolate ice cream
    A person is pouring red syrup into a glass of ice cream.
  • Pour the grenadine over the ice cream.
    1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
    Red velvet ice cream in a martini glass.
  • Pour the cream soda over the grenadine topped ice cream.
    ⅓ cup cream soda
    A martini being poured into a martini glass.
  • Shave or grate chocolate over top to garnish if desired.
    Optional: Dark chocolate
    A red velvet martini with whipped cream and chocolate.
  • Serve immediately.

For cocktail

  • Stir grenadine and vodka together and pour over the ice cream in step 6.
    1.5 ounce vanilla vodka

Nutrition

Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 1675mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 119g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1446mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 27mg
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