Blushing Hot Chocolate


This take on hot chocolate is decidedly grown up and is the perfect serving size for one. I use a local red wine called "Misbehaving Red" that truly is one of a kind!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 hot chocolate


  • ¾ cup fat free half-and-half

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • ¼ cup fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (preferably 70% cacao), finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup red wine


  1. Combine 1/2 of the half-and-half and 1/2 of the cream into a saucepan over low heat. Add chopped chocolate to the warmed cream mixture, whisking constantly (to prevent scalding) until chocolate is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in remaining half-and-half, remaining cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.

  2. Add red wine and allow to bubble for about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into a coffee mug to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

804 Calories
45g Fat
80g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 804
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 62g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 233mg 18%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 735mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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