Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

The topic of this post is intended for readers 21 years and older.

At some point, you’ve likely seen a video, picture, article or something about red wine hot chocolate. It was viral for awhile. Let me just say, it deserves ALL.the.hype. Before making my own, I had never tried it and now I don’t know how I got along all this time without it! It’s everything you would expect from combining dessert, wine, and winter comfort plus more. Also, like most of what I share on this here blog, it’s simple to make. Five ingredients and about 20 minutes stand between you and your life being forever changed so let’s get into it! I’m not very into milk chocolate. The darker the better, in my opinion. For this reason, I used 60% cacao baking chocolate and 100% cacao powder to make my chocolate but feel free to use whatever suits your preference.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Since I used darker chocolate, I also used a fruity red blend for the wine. When going for a sweeter wine, I’m usually drawn to Messina Hof because they make great ones and the “Beau” blend did not disappoint. Messina Hof is a native Texan winery near College Station, Texas, which is where I went to grad school, so I’ve had my fair share of samples. πŸ™‚ It’s widely available throughout the state as well.

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The result of these components, some heavy cream, and a little sugar = WOW. At first sip, I thought “This is too good!” I looked around suspiciously like I was clasping an earth-shattering secret in my little mug. I could not believe how perfectly it turned out the first time I made it so…I made it again. And it’s good, y’all. Really good. The consistency is rich, creamy, and so decadent. The flavor is chocolatey, fruity, and not overly sweet. This recipe makes about two a half normal-sized mugs or two heaping mugs full. I think it’s perfect for just about anybody. You can tailor the flavor profile by using the type of chocolate and wine of your choice. Tip: If you use a more sugary milk chocolate, try a drier red wine with it. This will help maintain balance. I’m super busy lately not only with work, blogging, and the holiday season but am also getting more involved in my church and reaching the end of my home buying journey, so it was nice to enjoy a little moment of indulgence with a mug (or two) of this drink. I hope you also get to enjoy some this winter. Also, I’d appreciate any prayers and positive thoughts for a smooth closing process!

Have you tried red wine hot chocolate before? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate is the perfect adult beverage for cuddling up with during the Fall and Winter! Make this recipe by Dash of Jazz with a fruity red wine and dark chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate is the perfect adult beverage for cuddling up with during the Fall and Winter! Make this recipe by Dash of Jazz with a fruity red wine and dark chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate is the perfect adult beverage for cuddling up with during the Fall and Winter! Make this recipe by Dash of Jazz with a fruity red wine and dark chocolate

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz
Cook Time 8 minutes
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Cook Time 8 minutes
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Ingredients
Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Keep an eye on the chocolate to prevent burning.
  2. Once almost melted, add cream and stir until incorporated.
  3. Add cocoa powder and stir well to get rid of any lumps. Cook for 2 minutes or so, allowing mixture to thicken.
  4. Add red wine and cook for no more than another minute, stirring continuously. Do not bring to a boil. Serve warm.
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Recipe by Jazzmine of Dash of Jazz

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23 Comments

  1. Momma To Go

    That looks beyond amazing!

  2. carissagarabedian

    Just last night a friend said, “lets meet for a coffee, hot chocolate or wine” -now, it can be both ! I actually thought to myself, is there a combo option. I would be very curious to try this and plan on giving it a shot this weekend.Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I seriously have never heard of this!! I must try it! Pinned it for later!

  4. Oh my goodness, yum! I bet this is absolutely amazing. Happy holidays xoxo

    Kristie
    http://www.kristiesreverie.com

  5. Ohhhh man. I wish I would have seen this before our brunch this past weekend!! I must be living under a rock – this is the first I’m hearing about it and it sounds amaaaazing!

    1. Jazz

      Aww, sorry I didn’t post it in time. It would have been perfect from what I read about the brunch. Just find an excuse to make it for you two!

  6. Oh my! Red wine + hot chocolate = perfect combo!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  7. Just pinned this! I can’t wait to make it this weekend and watch Christmas movies — this sounds so good!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    1. Jazz

      Perfect. Thanks for reading, Clarissa!

  8. twoboysonepup

    Oh man. I’ve never heard of this! Thank you for posting…it looks easy enough too!

    1. Jazz

      No problem! It’s not hard at all. Thanks for reading!

  9. I never heard of the red wine hot chocolate craze, but you talked me into it! It looks like a very delectable drink to enjoy this season!

  10. Whaaat?!?! Chocolate and wine do go together. Is this crazy sweet?

    1. Jazz

      No, it isn’t! The flavors play so well together so you get the fruitiness of the wine, and richness as well as a bit of bitterness from the dark chocolate. You should def try it!

  11. Oh my goodness, how delicious! I wonder if I could get into this because while I love hot coco, and I love my wine I’m not huge into sweet wine. What do you think??

    1. Jazz

      Yes, you definitely could! I recommend using a dry wine with a less bitter chocolate in that case. Thanks for reading!

  12. I fell in love with chocolate wine years ago. It never occurred to me to make it…especially not a hot wine. It has me thinking now. I wonder how it would do with a tropical fruit wine. We have a local winery near us (Schnebly Winery in Homestead, FL) and one in St. Augustine (San Sebastian Winery.) Anyway, thanks for coming up with this recipe!

    1. Jazz

      You’re very welcome! It was fun to make and drink lol. I’ll have to look into the chocolate wine.

  13. lovelyluckylife

    i REALLY want to try this but I’m pregnant – maybe next year!

    1. Jazz

      Oh, yes please wait til next year lol! Congratulations on your upcoming addition and thank you for reading.

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