Monday, February 8, 2016

Wine-Hot Cocoa


Wine-Hot Cocoa...there are no words other than this small disclosure:

I am a single mother, to 3 year old and 1 year old girls. As I'm writing this, we are currently in the midst of a blizzard and after playing in the snow, I'm not going to lie...I need a warm beverage just like my girls do. Although I like to jazz mine up, in the adult sense.

Wine hot-cocoa - mmm. Yes, it truly is as yummy as it sounds.

No, you cannot use white wine. (It almost looks like it curdles, and tastes very unpleasant, in my humble opinion.) And you'll be using water, not milk, for the 'concentrated hot cocoa'.

Here's how simple this is:

Wine - Hot Cocoa

Following the directions on your hot cocoa mix, make 1/2 cup of  normal hot cocoa, except add one EXTRA large scoop (so it's more concentrated),

As one cup red wine, mix, and enjoy.  If you want to make sure this is nice and toasty-hot, heat the wine before adding.

VARIATIONS: You can also use hot chai tea, and even hot espresso, I think all are delicious. Vanilla chai tea seems to mix best in terms of tea.



To the wine lovers, the wine-mothers, and to all who enjoy a warm adult beverage; You're welcome from my wine loving heart, to yours.


25 comments:

  1. I seriously would have never thought to combine wine with hot chocolate, but it sound delicious! Great - thanks for the inspiration, will have to try! Blessings!

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  2. oooo! What a FUN winter drink! Perfect recipe for a girls night.

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  3. I will have to give this a try, Chelsea. Two of my favs (Wine, Chocolate)!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  4. Okay, I saw wine and I had to jump on this. Never, and I mean never, heard of this. I thought I've scoped out all wine related beverages. I have to try this even if I'm unsure and take your word for it. I don't use hot cocoa mix, I usually make my own with milk so I'm guessing since I need water, that the mix is mandatory? Either way, have to experiment. Thanks for linking this up today at my party. Always enjoy finding new recipes and such to tickle my curious mind.

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  5. Wow!This looks good! Can not wait to try!

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  6. Isn't that a neat drink! Looking forward to trying this one :)

    visiting from the bathtimefuntime blog link up!

    Best,
    Bibi

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  7. This is a recipe I need to try! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for sharing on #thursdayfavoritethings.

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  8. Wine hot coca looks delicious love to try it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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  9. Chelsea, this is so cool. Never thought to mix wine into hot chocolate, I have used Bailey's and creme de menthe or butterscotch schnapps, but never wine! This I gotta try!

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  10. wow - wine from our Central Coast (San Luis Obispo, CA where it's 82 today so I had straight Chardonnay this evening!) I also found a Chocolate Wine which I rarely drink but add to chocolate cakes for our adult eaters. thanks - on Strangers and Pilgrims w/ you today.

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  11. I am just now starting to be adventurous with wine tasting; this is the next natural step! I would never have thought to combine wine and hot cocoa, but hey two good things can only get better when you put them together, right? lol..Thanks for sharing! | from Beneath the Buckeye Tree

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  12. I've never thought of adding wine to Hot Cocoa but it sounds delicious. I love both so its a bonus to have them together. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon link up. Have a great day!

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  13. I'm not a wine drinker, but I am going to share the idea with my daughter.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  14. I would have never thought!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

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  15. You had me at wine! Obviously, I had to choose this as my feature for this week's Thank Goodness It's Thursday link party! :)

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  16. Wine + chocolate = win! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

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  17. Oh Thank you for this idea ... I'll be right back ... No never mind, I'll be back MUCH later ...

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  18. Thank you all so much and it is my pleasure to share! My best friend and I naturally love red wine, and on an evening that we made hot cocoa for the kids we randomly decided to try. I'm sure people have done it long before us but a chilly night in is what enticed us. :)

    Belle Joy

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  19. Hi, I'm back! I just tried this ... well, not JUST. Since we live in a tropical country I heated 6 oz. of water in the microwave, added that to the DARK hot chocolate - it said to on the package, you know for the antioxidants, then the 6 oz. of cabernet sauvignon - it was all I had left - for the healthy heart and arterial benefits which was added to the warm cup from the water and WOW - my new favorite "warm" drink. THANKS

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  20. Yummy, and very creative drink to make for the cold winter nights. Thanks for sharing this recipe on the Bloggers Spotlight Last week, I am featuring your post tonight at the new Party.

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  21. I am so intrigued by this! Wine and chocolate make a great pair - I've never thought to combine them into one drink! Pinned to try later! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday :)

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  22. What an interested take on hot chocolate! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

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  23. How fascinating; I think I will have to do some "research" to see if I like it!!!!

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  24. I've had the chocolate wine before. I bet this would be good! Stopping by from Saturday Shuffle. If you have any healthy posts, I would love for you to stop by and link them to my new "Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up Party". Thanks!

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  25. So cool! I've never heard of anything like this, but it sounds great. I'll have to indulge a bit next Winter after the baby is born! Thanks so much for sharing at the Best of the Blogosphere Link-Up! Hope to see you again tomorrow :)

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