Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what a better way to celebrate than to create the perfect, romantic brunch item: Red Velvet French Toast! This recipe serves one or two people, perfect for an intimate breakfast with the person you love! Of course, you can always double or triple the recipe to serve at a party. A lot of people don’t know this, but the flavor “red velvet” isn’t just vanilla with red food coloring (and no, “red” is not a flavor). “Red velvet” cake is actually a chocolate cake with vanilla, buttermilk, and red food coloring. There are many different accounts on how “red velvet” was created, but my favorite version is that back in the olden days, the cocoa powder turned a red color combined with buttermilk in a cake. This chocolate cake wasn’t brown like we know chocolate cake to be today, but red. Nowadays to recreate that red colored chocolate cake, we add in red dye for that signature bright red look.
I love ice cream. In fact, I scream for ice cream. Seriously. Sometimes I get so excited for ice cream I start screaming my head off. And I know you do too. I mean, doesn’t everyone? But to make homemade ice cream, it seems you need one of those huge, expensive ice cream churners. And I could imagine that you wouldn’t want to buy one of those. So, here is a secret to lift my spirits and yours up. You don’t need an ice cream churner to make ice cream. Now is the time should be screaming for ice cream because making ice cream is no longer a tedious process consisting of tempering eggs, creating the perfect custard, churning the mixture, and then freezing it for what feels like decades. This is a much faster, much easier process that yields flavorful and creamy results! And as an added bonus, you don’t need to let your ice cream sit out before consumption! Straight from the freezer, no-churn ice cream is perfectly soft and creamy. So let’s get started on making 3-Ingredient No-Churn Nutella Ice Cream!
Oh French toast, how I love thee. I will write a poem for just for you, my love:
Bananas are yellow,
chocolate is brown.
I don’t know where this is going,
I should stop writing now.
But anyway…. My point is microwave mug cakes don’t have to be just for dessert. They have every right to be at the breakfast table too! Think about it, they’re quick and super easy to make. So I have taken the liberty to create a Microwave Chocolate Tropical French Toast in a Mug (I know, I shouldn’t have). This French toast in a mug is a complete breakfast. You’ll be getting fiber from the whole wheat bread, protein from the egg, calcium from the milk, and vitamins from the fruit! (But don’t worry. If you’re freaked about it being healthy, I added chocolate. No worries, bro.)