Red-Wine Hot Chocolate


If you love red wine and you love chocolate, you'll love this rich, full-flavored red-wine hot chocolate. It's two of your favorite things together in one warm, cozy mug.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings


  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups reduced-fat milk, divided

  • ½ cup fruity, dry red wine, such as merlot or shiraz


  1. Whisk cocoa powder, sugar and salt in a small saucepan. Add 1/4 cup milk and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the remaining 1 3/4 cups milk. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking often, until hot, about 3 minutes. (Do not bring to a simmer.) Remove from heat and stir in wine.

    Red-Wine Hot Chocolate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
7g Fat
34g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 25g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 464IU 9%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 17mcg 4%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Calcium 316mg 24%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 105mg 25%
Potassium 633mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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