Dive head-first into the Holidays with this amazingly aromatic, piping hot, and flavorful Red Wine and Lavender Hot Cocoa. It’s creamy and will warm you to the core!
The only thing to make me feel better after the disastrous FCC vote to repeal Net Neutrality is this; when red wine and hot chocolate meet. Need I say more?
The lovely thing about this hot chocolate is that you can whip out that cheap red wine that you don’t really like, but can’t bring yourself to dump down the drain. Mixed with all these other ingredients, it will taste like heavenly Holiday nectar. I absolutely love the rich creaminess of this hot chocolate – I’m personally not a big fan of watery hot chocolate. If you’re going to indulge in cocoa, do it the right way – the decadent way.
Adding lavender was a last minute genius on my part. I made an incredible Lavender Honey Night time tea the other day, and the flavor of lavender just added a unique (rather indescribable) taste to the hot milk. In the experimental mood I was in this morning, I realized, it added an even better flavor to melted dark chocolate!
I left out the marshmallows and swapped it for whipped cream – just a personal preference for this morning. But keep scrolling for my top four favorite homemade marshmallow recipes (any of which would be divine with this masterpiece of chocolatiness)!
Before I give you marshmallow recipes, here’s a quick tip to enjoy this hocho as a family! Make two batches of this hot chocolate for any little elves who can’t have alcohol! Just take out the red wine and double the recipe! Still delicious, still creamy and thick!
Homemade Marshmallow Recipes that you HAVE to try
Delicious, creamy, and decadent hot chocolate that has an adult twist: Red wine!
- 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
- 1 cup of red wine
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon culinary lavender
- whipped cream and cocoa powder, to garnish
- In a small pot, combine all the ingredients and heat over low heat while stirring. Wait until content start to simmer and thicken.
- Remove from heat and strain the hot chocolate with a fine mesh strainer.
- Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder.