Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

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

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. 🙂 It’s widely available throughout the state as well.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

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.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

Red Wine Hot Chocolate | Dash of Jazz

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.

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

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 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
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
8 mins
 

Creamy homemade hot chocolate combined with fruity red wine for the ultimate cold-weather adult indulgence

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boozy hot chocolate, drinking chocolate, homemade hot cocoa, hot cocoa, red wine chocolate, spiked cocoa, spiked hot chocolate, sweet red wine drink
Servings: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces chocolate broken into pieces
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
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.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by Jazzmine of Dash of Jazz