Ever since I saw this recipe on SAVEUR website I was eager to give this a try. What attracted me the most was the idea to combine hot chocolate with red wine. What a brilliant idea and I never thought of it before. Who doesn’t love to delight with a cup of hot chocolate during the cold season? Or a hot wine? To combine these two is amazing.
Hot Chocolate with Red Wine
- 3 tsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 4 tsp sugar
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1 cup milk
- pinch of salt
- Bring wine to a simmer over low heat . ** Heating the wine first is optional, do that only if you want to reduce the alcohol level. If not, simply add the wine over the cocoa and milk mixture, and bring everything to a boil.
- Meanwhile in a bowl combine cocoa powder with sugar and salt. Add 2 or 3 tbsp of milk and stir well to combine. Add the rest of the milk, stir well and add over the wine. Bring to a boil while whisking from time to time.
- Pour into your serving cups and serve.
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oh my, with wine! That would be my drink tonight 😉
I’m definitely going to test it out. SUPER curious right now… have to wait till kids go sleep. I might get too drunk (I’m a lightweight with alcohol) with “hot chocolate”.
I would never have thought of this combination, either, but it sounds yummy! What a delicious way to relax on a chilly night 🙂
Divine! I love the addition of red wine. Very original.
Chocolate and wine? Oh, yes pleeeeaaaase 🙂
what a unique idea!
and your pictures look lovely… i especially like the first one 🙂
what a unique recipe idea for hot chocolate! I have never thought to add red wine. I love chocolate and wine together. 🙂 I’m intrigued!
Ooooooh, this looks FANTASTIC!!!!!! I love BOTH red wine and chocolate. A lot!!! Thank you! 😀
Not sure why but the milk curdled blech
Hmm.. don't know why, every time I've tried the milk behaved ok. Did you check the milk before trying the recipe?
Milk curdled in mine too with the addition of wine. I think if you add a small amount of wine it might be ok but I didn’t actually measure anything, just dumped in some wine!
What type of red wine did you use in this recipe?
I've just used a red wine we were serving in house. We usually have Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, sometimes Merlot.
For Jaycee and melissawf: I was enticed by the beautiful photos to make this drink. The first time, I followed the recipe precisely and the milk curdled immediately–I assume because of the boiling. I remade it (changing the proportions of cocoa/sugar and adding a bit of vanilla for a deeper flavor) but instead of pouring the milk mixture directly into the boiling wine and returning it to a boil, I slowly poured the wine into the milk to ‘temper’ it, and then returned it to the pot to heat just to serving temperature. I did not boil it, and it turned out beautifully! Noe, to go make some biscotti to accompany it for Scrabble Night!
Than you Lorrie for this comment.. Biscotti sounds wonderful alongside this chocolate red wine drink. Did you enjoy it?
Regarding the curdling issue…It has to do with the chemistry of adding wine (an acid) to milk. Think about how we can make buttermilk – adding lemon juice (an acid) to milk. Use water instead of milk and the curdling will not be an issue.
I didn't have a problem with curdling.. seemed a bit at the beginning.. but after you stir well it's all smooth and nicely. Also if you don't want to reduce alcohol simply combine the cold milk and cocoa with wine and then heat them up together. The results are really good.
I will be trying this out as soon as possible. Just need to buy the red wine. It sounds sooooo good.
Cool.. let me know when you try it out.
Where are those cups from I love them..
hehee. Europe store. but they were made in Malaysia
WHAT ABOUT USING A VERY SWEET RED WINE? OR IS IT BETTER NOT TOO, TASTE WISE?? THANK YOU! GOING TO TRY THIS!
I find that the red wine addition is just so so, but if I substitute the red wine for a 1/2 ounce of brandy: now you have a winter drink!
sounds awesome too.. 🙂