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Mexican Hot Chocolate with Red Wine Download PDF

Mexican Hot Chocolate


  • 2 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 1/4 cup of LaBelle Winery Malbec
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder (for a milder kick)
  • 6 oz. of milk, semisweet, or dark chocolate, chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Marshmallows, for serving


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, wine, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper or chili powder.
  2. Keep stirring occasionally until bubbles begin to form where the milk meets the pan.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat. Whisk in the chocolate, vanilla extract, and salt until the chocolate is fully melted.
  4. Divide the hot chocolate into mugs.
  5. Top each mug with marshmallows, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and some chopped chocolate.
  6. Serve immediately, and enjoy your Mexican Hot Chocolate with a twist of red wine!