Food & Recipes

How To Make Red Wine Hot Chocolate For The Perfect Cold Weather Drink

Step up your cozy game with a mug of red wine hot chocolate!

Winter is the ideal time for having a lazy night in and cozying up on the couch — and what better way to do that than with some red wine and hot chocolate?

Choosing between the two delicious drinks can be difficult. But luckily, you don’t have to anymore. Blogger Yeah Immaeatthat has an awesome recipe to make your own chocolatey cup of red wine, and boy, does it look decadent. If you’re into rich desserts, this drink may be just what you’ve been looking for.

It’s pretty much the perfect thing for winding down after a long day. But the best part? It only takes a few minutes to make.

Instagram user sjazmine_ summed it up nicely, writing “Red wine + hot chocolate — need I say more?”

So how exactly do you concoct this yummy drink? All you need to make this creamy adult beverage is milk, dark chocolate chips and your favorite red wine (preferably something full-bodied). Just combine the milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan until you have a warm chocolate milk. Then add in the red wine and continue to heat until the entire drink becomes warm. Pour into your favorite mugs, and voila — get ready to enjoy the drink of your chocolate and wine-loving dreams.

This recipe comes on the heels of some other amazing wine combinations, including wine ice cream, wine ice cream floats and red wine with cola (kalimoxto, for all you cultured folk).

Craving something even sweeter? You could take this drink to the next level by adding marshmallows into the mix, like Instagram user wanderlust.kl did below:

As previously noted, this drink is fairly rich, so it’s perfecting for splitting with friends or sipping slowly — especially during this cold weather season. It also pairs great with Netflix and a cozy blanket. Can you think of a better way to spend a night in? Us either! To try it for yourself, check out the full recipe from Yeah Immaeatthat.

If you’re interested in making spiked hot chocolate without wine, don’t worry — there’s an option for that too. Just check out the delicious Red Velvet recipe below. It mixes traditional cocoa with Bailey’s, so those who’d rather skip the wine can enjoy their own adult version of hot chocolate too.