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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Making Chocolate Wine

It all started last year when my sister told me all about a bottle of chocolate wine she found. As it turns out it's created from simple ingredients and just recently I had the chance to make some more. It's actually relatively simple to make at home. Grab your favorite vino and keep reading for:



Yet another big thank you to sis for this gift idea! If you're curious what chocolate wine actually tastes like I would have to describe it as one big, melted Cadbury Milk Chocolate With Raisins bar. The red wine gives this fruitiness similar to dried raisins and prunes thanks to the cream taking off the tart edge while turning the chocolate extra smooth. Definitely Aperitifs material to be enjoyed in small doses as I have a feeling this sort of thing can sneak up on people. That's the best part really about going DIY with this... being able to control how potent this turns out along with how sweet depending on the wine used and how much.


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Chocolate Wine
Red wine and dark chocolate infuses cream for a rich Aperitifs. Feel free to change the ingredient amounts, namely the amount &/or type of wine used and chocolate, to either create a sweeter or fruitier result.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Scalded cream
  • 1 cup Scalded whole milk
  • 3 oz Dark chocolate
  • 1 cup Red wine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
Combine cream and milk together and heat in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat until it comes to a gentile boil.On the stove, create a double boiler by placing a small heavy sauce pan into a larger pot filled with water. Add chocolate cut into pieces or chocolate chips to small pot and bring water underneath to a boil. Whisk until smooth and fully melted. Remove from heat and pour in hot cream mixture whisking well. Set aside to cool down.Add in wine and stir well. Decant into sterilized glass bottles and firmly cork. Once opened chocolate wine should be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings


Chocolate wine in vintage milk bottles and silk ribbon bows.



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