Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe (with Crushed Candycane)

Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe: is a perfect mix of wine and chocolate that guarantees a delicious warm hug in every sip. It’s super easy to make and instantly gives you that happy feel.


Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe

Calling all Chocolate and Wine lover for our MUST HAVE Christmassy drink ‘ Easy Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe ‘ which I’m calling a warm, comforting hug in a mug kind of drink.

I know most of us are happy drinking eggnogs, mulled wine, martinis, hot toddy’s or other cocktails.

bBt the drink that’ll surprise you and is quite a refreshing change is this Red Wine Hot Chocolate.

Best Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Now, I do love Hot Chocolate and must have tried dozens of different options but this ‘ Easy Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe ‘ is definitely my this year favorite.

Also, I would say, a good option to use all that leftover red wine after your parties.

And, the best part, for this drink firstly, you don’t need tons of ingredients and secondly, you just need a small amount of wine (you could actually use those mini wine bottles).

They end up being less expensive than opening that huge bottle of vodka/rum or whiskey to make other hot chocolates.


Since I’m making this for Christmas, I did add some crushed candy cane along on top but you can totally skip this if need be.

The other hot chocolate favorite companion is marshmallow and I somehow find it overly sweet with this wine + chocolate combination, but if you like it that way, go for it!

Also, I’m using ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ for my Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe but you can use any red wine that you like.

The drink is really simple to make but is packed with so much flavor and literally gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling….

I could even serve it as a winter date night special drink too 🙂


So, don’t wait long, gather the ingredients, get all your favorite people around.

And enjoy the holidays with love, laughter and tons of food and this Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe.


We Wish You & Your Loved One’s a Merry Christmas ~ XoXo

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Yield: 4 Cups

Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe


Easy Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe is a perfect mix of wine and chocolate that guarantees a delicious warm hug in every sip. Makes 4 Cups.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


  • 3 Cups Milk - I'm using 1 %
  • 1.5 Cups Cabernet Sauvignon - use any red wine of choice
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tbsp Dark Cocoa - optional
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick - optional
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Whipped Cream
  • Crushed Candy Cane
  • Dark Chocolate Sauce


  1. In a large pot, add milk, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon stick.
  2. Heat this mixture over medium flames till the chocolate chips completely dissolve in the milk. (Keep stirring constantly to prevent milk from sticking to the bottom)
  3. Add the red wine, stir and lower the heat.
  4. Let this mixture simmer for 10 minutes (stir every minute).
  5. Turn off the heat and remove the mix from stove.
  6. Remove the Cinnamon Stick.
  7. Pour the Red Wine Hot Chocolate into 4 mugs.
  8. Decorate with Whipped Cream, Candy Cane and Chocolate Sauce.
  9. Serve Hot or Warm as per choice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g



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