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making red wine hot chocolate in instant pot with toppings

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine + Chocolate - who would have thunk it. But this combo is exceptional. Rich, creamy, bold and steamy this boozy hot chocolate is the perfect bevy for your winter get togethers.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 471kcal
Author: Meiko Temple


  • 1 bottle red wine Merlot, Shiraz, or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 ½ cups semisweet chocolate morsels
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 7 cups whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • In a slow cooker, combine chocolate morsels, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, milk, and red wine and stir.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour, whisking after every 15 minutes or so.
  • Serve in mugs and sprinkle on your favorite toppings.
  • Make sure to stir the hot chocolate every hour to keep the chocolate from settling to the bottom.
  • Keep on the warm setting if you're serving it hot chocolate bar style with toppings on the side. Leftover hot chocolate can be refrigerated for up to one week and warmed in the microwave before serving.
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*Once the hot chocolate cooks, you want to try and serve this within 1 hour. 
*You can also make this on the stove if you don’t have a slow cooker. Follow the same instructions over medium heat until it begins to simmer (approx 15 minutes).  Make sure the hot chocolate doesn’t boil. Pour it into a carafe to keep warm.


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 4mg


Slow Cooker
Wooden or Marble/Stone Board
Small Bowls
Grazing Board Utensils

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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