Red Wine Hot Chocolate

It’s getting cold ://

But you know what that means?!! All the kinds of hot chocolates :D!!

Hot chocolate has got to be my favorite warm beverage apart from pumpkin spice lattes but I’ll leave the latter to Starbucks.

I saw this recipe on facebook the other day and I thought to definitely try it out. It sounded really gross at first but it started growing on me. I really like warm, creamy alcoholic beverages so I’m glad I gave this a shot.

I used Jason Triggs merlot which is full-bodied and a little fruity.

I actually really enjoyed making this and better yet drinking it. There is a wine-y after taste and it’s very rich and thick! Kinda like you’re drinking the chocolate founting at Aunt Gilda’s wedding but with a little bit of mmmph! I would definitely make this again.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup red wine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except salt and vanilla extract) in a pot over medium heat and stir occassionaly till it’s all melted and even
  2. Remove from heat and add in salt and vanilla extract. Pour in mugs and enjoy 🙂

*If you don’t like how thick this is, you can thin it out with 1/2 a cup of milk and 1/2 a cup of red wine 🙂

Let me know what you think!

 

Fancy Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hello!!

Although it doesn’t feel like winter, being 4 degrees out and all I still want to do winter-y things- Like play in the snow (WHICH THERE IS NONE OF), or wear my cute winter outfits (BUT I CAN’T BECAUSE IT’S TOO WARM FOR THAT). But I guess the only winter-y thing I can do right now is cuddle in bed with my study sheet and drink hot chocolate. At least I can make it fancy and drink it with a candy cane!

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Also the mixture before you add any liquid kind of looks like a constellation:

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This totally cheered me up! Wish me luck on my midterm tomorrow! 🙂

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 4 whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Method:

  1. Stir sugar, cocoa, and salt in a saucepan. Add in hot water and bring to a boil over medium heat. As it’s boiling, keep stirring for two minutes
  2. Add milk and warm the mixture for five minutes while stirring
  3. Remove mixture from heat and stir in vanilla
  4. Top with whipped cream because marshmallows are over rated.