Citrus Wine Hot Chocolate - Clean Eating Magazine

Citrus Wine Hot Chocolate

Rich, indulgent and delicious, red wine hot chocolate is the holiday drink of 2016. Whip up a batch of our clean version for a few lucky friends, and get cozy in front of the fire.
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Serves: 4
Hands-on Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

MULLED WINE

  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • Juice of ½ orange juice + 1 strip orange peel (2-inch by ½-inch piece)

HOT CHOCOLATE

  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • ¾ cup dark cacao powder
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick or a ½ tsp ground cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Prepare mulled wine: To a small pot, add all mulled wine ingredients; bring to a simmer on medium-low for 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare hot chocolate: In a medium pot on medium, whisk together milk and cacao powder until combined; whisk in ½ cup honey. Add cinnamon and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. To serve, divide hot chocolate among mugs. Add 3 tbsp cooled mulled wine to each serving. (NOTE: Be mindful to add only 3 tbsp mulled wine per serving as adding too much will cause the milk to curdle.)