Winter Warmer Recipe

Use up your left over red wine to jazz up your hot chocolate over the festive season. This quick and easy mulled hot chocolate is the perfect way to warm up during the winter months.

hot chocolate mugs with cream on top


  • red wine 300ml

  • cinnamon stick 1

  • star anise 2

  • cloves 4

  • allspice berries 6

  • demerara sugar 2 tbsp

  • whole milk 500ml

  • dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate 150g


  • STEP 1 Pour the red wine into a pan and add the cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, allspice berries and demerara sugar. Heat gently and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • STEP 2 In a separate pan, heat the milk, then gradually whisk in the dark chocolate. Strain the red wine into the chocolate pan and stir.

  • STEP 3 Serve in small glasses or cups with extra cinnamon stick stirrers.

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