Red Wine Hot Chocolate

This grown up hot chocolate is the perfect treat for a cold winter afternoon, curled up with a good book on the couch.  I wanted to try something new and I am big hot cocoa lover, so I started googling around and came across a recipe for bittersweet hot chocolate with red wine.  Shazam! I knew I had to make that one, because chocolate and wine.  Duh.

I changed up the recipe a bit because it sounded super chocolatey and I didn’t want to go overboard.  It came out fabulous.  I mean, rich, full flavored, creamy and delicious y’all.  Trust me, you need to make this.  Check out my version below, then haul your ass out to the store and get all the ingredients to make your own.  Like pronto.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate recipe | Real Mom Talk

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Makes 2 servings (or one big ass serving!)


2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup red wine (I used Pinot Noir, yummy!)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup water
2 Tbs sugar
pinch of salt
whipped cream
chocolate syrup or chips for garnish (optional)


1.  Pour chocolate, wine, milk, water, sugar and salt into a saucepan on medium high heat.
2.  Bring to a gentle rolling boil.  Stir to mix well.
3.  Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and garnish if desired.
4.  Enjoy.  It’s the bidness y’all!

Not convinced that it’s that easy?  I made this mug of chocolate and red wine awesomeness one handed while I recorded it, lol.   The video is below – trust me, the most difficult part is pouring it into the mug.  I’m messy.  Don’t judge me.  Also, hot chocolate is hot.  Says the impatient wino with the scalded tongue. 😉

You can also make this with different types of chocolate, or switch up the wine for a merlot, cabernet, even a malbec!  Whatever you do, remember to keep it away from the kiddos, you know they love the hot cocoa too!  😉

Tiffany Wong
Tiffany is a mom of six living in the metro Atlanta area. She works from home as the editor of Real Mom Talk and a digital marketing consultant for small to medium sized businesses. She first became a mom at age 18 and was pregnant at some point each year for 10 years straight. No lie. She's a laid back mom that encourages her children to learn through doing and never be afraid of failure. She makes odd faces as she types on the computer, likes to breakout in impromptu song parodies, and has a thing for wheat beer, extra dirty martinis and cheese.