Hot Chocolate with Red Wine

Hot Chocolate with Red Wine

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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.  

Even though, I didn't follow SAVEUR's recipe. I did my own version, using good quality cocoa powder instead of chocolate and used no water during the boiling process. The reason I used cocoa powder is not only that it tastes delicious in this way too, but in the same time I avoided fat and calories which are contained in chocolate. I almost saved about 300 calories per serving using cocoa powder instead of bittersweet chocolate. 
Even if this hot chocolate or hot cocoa is low fat and has far fewer calories it doesn't loose any of its delicious qualities, it is still creamy and smooth and just perfect to be served. The combination with red wine makes it a true delight. Hope you will give this a try.  
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  • Makes about 1-2 servings
  • 3 tsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Pour into your serving cups and serve. 
Hot Chocolate with Red Wine-1
Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:118, Fat:2.4 g, Saturated Fat:1.6 g, Carbohydrates:14.9 g, Sugar:14.8 g, Protein:4.1 g, Cholesterol:10 mg, Calories from Fat 22, Sodium 129 mg, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 2%, Iron 1%, Nutrition Grade C-, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On January 29, 2013 at 02:50 pm, Kankana said...
oh my, with wine! That would be my drink tonight ;)
On January 31, 2013 at 02:30 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
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".
On January 31, 2013 at 06:50 pm, Liz said...
I would never have thought of this combination, either, but it sounds yummy! What a delicious way to relax on a chilly night :)
On February 01, 2013 at 02:10 am, Rosa said...
Divine! I love the addition of red wine. Very original. Cheers, Rosa
On February 01, 2013 at 06:49 am, Gourmantine said...
Chocolate and wine? Oh, yes pleeeeaaaase :)
On February 05, 2013 at 10:39 pm, cakewhiz said...
what a unique idea! and your pictures look lovely... i especially like the first one :)
On February 06, 2013 at 10:59 am, sally @ sallys baking addiction said...
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!
On February 26, 2013 at 11:50 pm, Laura (Got Chocolate) said...
Ooooooh, this looks FANTASTIC!!!!!! I love BOTH red wine and chocolate. A lot!!! Thank you! :D
On January 29, 2014 at 03:41 pm, Jaycee said...
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?

On March 27, 2014 at 06:35 pm, melissawf said...
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!
On August 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm, Ahmed Abdel Fatah said...
Nice .
On September 02, 2014 at 01:43 pm, sharleeen said...
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. 

On November 05, 2014 at 05:21 pm, Lorrie said...
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?

On January 09, 2015 at 03:17 pm, Kim said...
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.

On June 05, 2015 at 10:58 am, Pauline said...
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. 

On December 18, 2015 at 01:23 am, Aaran said...
Hi, Where are those cups from I love them.. Thanks Àaran

hehee. Europe store. but they were made in Malaysia

On January 21, 2016 at 11:47 pm, CARMEN said...
On October 22, 2016 at 03:14 pm, Stephen said...
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.. :) 

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