Red wine and hot chocolate: The indulgent combination people are hailing as their new winter go-to

The rich mix is perfect for chilly nights in your pyjamas 

Kashmira Gander
Friday 21 October 2016 16:31 BST

Red wine hot chocolate - the ultimate ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ drink – looks set to become the go-to tipple this winter.

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, people looking for a warm beverage to replace chilled summer cocktails have hailed red wine hot chocolate as the "new fall drink".

​​​Food blogger Imma Eat That is among those to test out the boozy combination.

Her simple recipe involves using one-part red wine, one-and-a-half parts milk, with a third part of dark chocolate chip chunks.

First, she combines the milk and chocolate chips into a liquid, then adds the red wine. She then tops the drink with coconut whipped cream.

“This drink is RICH," she warns readers in the post. "So instead of just serving 2 (as shown in the pictures), I would recommended serving 6-8 in smaller glasses for sipping,” she adds.

If served correctly - without too much fat or sugar - the tipple could also have health benefits, as studies suggest that red wine and cocoa can boost the digestive system.

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