Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Do you love red wine and chocolate? If so, you will love this recipe for red wine hot chocolate. It is a cozy and delicious drink that will warm you up on a cold winter day. It is also effortless to make, with just a few ingredients you already have in your pantry.

In this article, you will learn what red wine is, why I love it, and how to make red wine chocolate the perfect winter drink.

Remember to try delicious Eastside Cocktail and the yummy Blood Orange Margarita.

What is Red Wine? 🍷

Red wine is a type of alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes, usually dark-colored ones. Red wine has different varieties, flavors, and aromas, depending on the grape type, region, and production method. Some of the most popular types of red wine are merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, shiraz, and zinfandel.

Red wine is also known for its health benefits, as it contains antioxidants that can protect your cells from damage and lower your blood pressure. However, red wine should be consumed in moderation, as too much alcohol can have negative effects on your health.

Why You’ll Love Red Wine Hot Chocolate 🍫

You love red-wine hot chocolate because it is rich, creamy, and wealthy, with a hint of spice and a boozy kick. It is the perfect winter drink to warm and cosy you up. It is also straightforward to make, with just a few ingredients that you already have in your pantry.

You can customize it to your taste and preference and enjoy it with friends and family. It is a great way to celebrate the holidays, or any occasion, with a festive and indulgent drink.

How to Make Red Wine Hot Chocolate 🥄

To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 cups of milk 🥛
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar 🍚
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 🍫
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt 🧂
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon 🌿
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg 🌿
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips 🍫
  • 2 cups of red wine 🍷
  • Whipped cream 🍦

1) In a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth and well combined.

2) Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and then reduce the heat to low.

3) Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.

4) Stir in the red wine and heat until warm but not boiling.

5) If desired, pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

6) Enjoy your red wine hot chocolate while it is hot and cozy.

DIY Red Wine Hot Chocolate 🍫🍫

Interested in making this excellent drink come into presence? Here’s a simple guide:

Heat the Base: Begin lightly heating milk and cocoa powder.

Add the Wine: Smooth the chocolate base, then add the red wine.

Sweeten and Serve: Customize the sugar level and provide warm service with sprinkled cinnamon or whipped cream.

Tips and Variations 🌟

Here are some tips and variations to make your hot chocolate recipe even better:

  • Adjust the sweetness, chocolate, and wine. You can adjust the amount of sugar, cocoa powder, and wine to suit your taste and preference. If you like your hot chocolate sweeter, add more sugar. If you like it chocolateier, add more cocoa powder. If you like it more boozy, add more wine.
  • Add other spices. For extra flavour and aroma, you can add other spices to your hot chocolate, such as vanilla, cardamom, or cloves.
  • Use different types of chocolate. You can use dark or white chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate for a different twist.
  • Use different types of alcohol. You can also use other types of alcohol instead of red wine, such as brandy, rum, or bourbon, for an extra kick.
  • Make it vegan. You can make your hot chocolate vegan using plant-based milk and chocolate, skipping the whipped cream, or using a vegan alternative.

Frequently Asked Questions ❓

Red wine is not a healthy drink, but it does have some benefits. Red wine has antioxidants that protect cells from damage and lower blood pressure. Chocolate also contains antioxidants and flavonoids to improve mood and mental function. However, red wine hot chocolate also contains sugar, fat, and alcohol, which can negatively affect your health if consumed in quantity. Therefore, you should enjoy it in moderation and as a periodic treat.

It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. It can be reheated in a saucepan over low heat, stirring periodically, or in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds, until hot.

You can freeze red wine chocolate in an airtight container or a freezer bag for up to three months. To melt it, leave it in the refrigerator overnight or microwave it, stirring every 15 seconds, until it is liquid.


Red wine hot chocolate is a simple recipe that combines two of your favorite things: red wine and chocolate. It is rich, creamy, and decadent, with a hint of spice and a boozy kick. You can make it in 15 minutes with some ingredients in your pantry. It is the perfect winter drink to warm and cozy you up.

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