Stir up this indulgent mulled hot chocolate, then check out our luxury hot chocolate, Baileys hot chocolate, spiked hot chocolate and more hot chocolate recipes. It's even better enjoyed with a slice of homemade parkin on the side.

Looking for some warming winter cocktails? Stir up a mulled wine, mulled gin, mulled cider or chai latte. Make this and other festive treats to take with you on a winter walk.

How to make mulled hot chocolate... step-by-step video


  • 300ml red wine
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 150g dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate


  • STEP 1

    Pour the red wine into a pan and add the cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, allspice berries and demerara sugar. Heat gently and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    In a separate pan, heat the milk, then gradually whisk in the dark chocolate. Strain the red wine into the chocolate pan and stir.

  • STEP 3

    Serve in small glasses or cups with extra cinnamon stick stirrers.


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