In a fit of fancy, I decided to try my hand at making Red Wine & Chocolate Ice Cream. I seldom make ice cream so I wouldn’t say I’m a pro at it, but I do ok.
Not a fan of red wine? I have another simple ice cream recipe that also only takes 3 ingredients – Lemon Honey Ice Cream Recipe, check it out.
I’m not sure why I don’t make homemade ice cream more often.
It’s so incredibly easy to make and only takes a handful of ingredients. If you have an ice cream maker you really need to give this recipe a try.
The next time you are at the store grab a bag of Ghirardelli Valentine chocolate and a bottle of Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
I reduced a cup of the wine by half and used Ghirardelli Valentine Squares both in the ice cream and on top.
Of course, I wasn’t going to wait for Valentine’s Day to let Alan give this a try. I sampled while making it and it is delicious! Alan agreed.
This might be our new favorite ice cream and gives me so many ideas for other flavors
Needless to say, we both enjoyed a bowl before dinner, because life is short….eat dessert first.
RED WINE & CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM ICE CREAM RECIPE
Red Wine & Chocolate Ice Cream Ingredients
1 cup Whole Milk
3/4 cups Cane Sugar
2 cups Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup of Josh Cellars Cab Sauv reduced wine
4-6 Ghirardelli Chocolate squares, unwrapped and finely chopped
Red Wine & Chocolate Ice Cream Directions
In a medium-sized chilled bowl whisk together the milk and sugar. When sugar is dissolved whisk in the heavy cream. Once combined, add the Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and Ghirardelli chocolate.
Cover and place bowl in the refrigerator. Chill for 2 hours.
Remove from fridge and prepare the mixture using your ice cream makers manufacturer’s directions.
For me, I placed the mixture in the ice cream maker and let it run for 20 minutes.
After ice cream is done, pour into a freezer safe bowl with lid and freeze for 24 hours.
NOTE: you can eat it before 24 hours, but it will be soft, still good, but soft.
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Stefanie G says
I love Riesling wine & milk chocolate
The caramel chocolate and any red wine. 🙂
amber cheras says
raspberry chocolate and red wine
Deborah Cochran says
Chocolate and wine? Definitely will start pairing Ghirardelli chocolate dipped strawberries with a glass of champagne <3
Marcia Goss says
I like Merlot and dark chocolate.
Karla R. says
I love any stella rose wines with milk chocolate bars. Yum 🙂
Candice Dyer says
Sweet red moscato and dark chocolate!
Kris O. says
Milk chocolate caramel with moscato
Kenny F says
caramel and a Riesling
I don’t drink wine but I love a great milk chocolate!
Karyn L. says
Dark Chocolate and Red Wine- perfection!
Samantha Fannin says
Chocolate and wine..prefer moscato!
Cassandra Eastman says
Merlot and milk chocolate with almonds are my favorite!
I’m not a big wine fan but I love Arbor Mist’s Blackberry Wine with some Dark Chocolate.
tammy shelton says
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups & Pinot.
erin dear says
I love pairing white chocolate and Rosé Port! It makes for a fabulous combination!
Priscilla S. says
I don’t drink wine but I do love cooking with it! My favorite kind of chocolate is dark. I really love the Chocolove Coffee Crunch Dark Chocolate bar.
Kenya F says
Dark Chocolate with moscato for sure!
Evie B. says
I like white wine and dark caramel chocolate.
I love dark chocolate but do not have a favorite win to pair it with as I don’t drink alcohol.
Ada miller says
This sounds delicious & looks it too! I’m going to try this out.
Terri Irvin says
I like dark chocolate with berries and a good red wine from Spain.
i love merlot and chocolate almonds
Brooklyn Dutson says
Moscato Ghiradelle Carmel chocolates
Ellen Casper says
I like dark chocolate and merlot.
I like Merlot with dark chocolate. Yum!
Amy L says
Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate and Caramel Squares paired with a glass of Pinot 🙂
Bittersweet chocolate and shiraz wine
Janet W. says
I don’t drink wine, but my favorite is milk chocolate.
Tamra H says
I like milk chocolate and moscato. Super sweet! 🙂
Laura G says
I enjoy Cupcake Merlot and Cowgirl Chocolates. The sweetness of the wine and the spiciness in the chocolate is a great combination!
I love dark chocolate, its my Kryptonite and when I have it with wine its usually a Cabernet Sauvignon.
susan genna says
Wine goes with everything! Box of bon bons…oh yum!
Birdie Skolfield says
I love a glass of Merlot w/ a dark chocolate mounds bar YUMMMMM
I like white chocolate but don’t really drink wine.
Amy Orvin says
My favorite is pairing Milk chocolate with Merlot!
Dark chocolate and since I’m allergic to grapes guess I’d pick a nice Cab for my hubby.
Mary Cloud says
I don’t really have a favorite but I can imagine any kind of Chocolate Truffles and wine would be good together
I love River red wine and peanut butter cups
bianca roman says
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bianca roman says
i’ve never paired wine and chocolate together. i’ve never even thought of it. i’m kinda excited to try it out. maybe a white moscato and white chocolate?
i love the caramel filled squares with a white wine
I like Pinot Grigio with mint dark chocolate.
i love chardonnay and white chocolate! It is the perfect pairing!
Janice Cooper says
I’ve never had wine with chocolate, but I love milk chocolate with caramel
kelly tupick says
I think i nice chardonnay with a dark chocolate dove bar would be perfect together.
Leigh Anne Borders says
My favorite is a Merlot with some white chocolate! Kind of crazy but it is what I love;)
Danielle D says
merlot and mild chocolate.
sheila ressel says
I like Cabernet and mild chocolate covered raisins.
Laura J says
Oh I would have to say my favorite pairing is White Chocolate + Chardonnay!
Barbara Montag says
I enjoy White Zinfindal with dark chocolate.
Donna L says
I don’t drink wine often but I like a Zinfandel and milk chocolate.
I have never actually paired wine with chocolate, but I did once try a chocolate red wine at a wine tasting event and that was delicious.
Jennifer Marie says
I would pick carmel and Riesling.
Stacy Lenderman says
never tried but will have to make this recipe
Sarah Hayes says
I like dark chocolate but not a fan of wine
I love white wine and ferrero rochers
Sheila K. says
I love white chocolate but I don’t drink wine!
Caramel Chocolate and White wine!
Susan Christy says
White chocolate and sparkling wine.
Dark chocolate and pinot noir!
Kim Henrichs says
I love a good pinot noir and a dark chocolate lava cake!
Jessica To says
I like red wine and chocolate caramels.
Tina W says
I love chocolate caramels and a glass of Zinfandel.
Mocha Crunch Cake with Pinot.
Keri Justice says
I love Riesling wine. And dark chocolate!
Amy S says
I love Riesling and caramel
I love red wine and white chocolate ganache filled truffles
I don’t drink much wine, but I LOVE CHOCOLATE! 🙂
Kelly D says
I like mint chocolate and Merlot.
Laura ari says
I like champange and strawberries.
Dark chocolate and red wine
natasha lamoreux says
Ghiradelli sea salt caramels with some Moscato.
Will G says
I don’t have a favorite pairing thus far.
I like raspberry chocolate and merlot.
Lee Mckeon says
I love Dark chocolate with Merlot!
Gina M says
I love dark chocolate and cabernet!
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I don’t drink…can I still comment on chocolate? I love milk chocolate.
I don’t drink wine so haven’t any pairings but that ice cream sure looks good. It is impossible to go wrong with chocolate
Ashley C says
I love white chocolate and moscato!
Erika W. says
I have not ever paired wine and chocolate together but I definitely need to try!
I don’t drink win but I love milk chocolate.
Kara Kudro says
I love dark chocolate and red wine!
Betsy Barnes says
I like pairing a nice Chardonnay with a very creamy milk chocolate 🙂
Yesenia Salgado says
I am not a big fan of drinking wine girl. & my favorite chocolate is milk chocolate! 🙂
Dawn Monroe says
I don’t drink wine but my favorite chocolate is milk chocolate with nuts.
milk chocolate and merlot
I have never eaten the two together. I am sure there is a specific pairing that you are supposed to eat, similar to how people eat cheese and wine. As far as I am concerned, if I have milk chocolate, I don’t need wine and if I have wine, I don’t need chocolate. I am content to be content!!!
HS kraftmaking says
I love extra dark chocolate with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Melanie Montgomery says
I like a white with raspberry filled squares
Thomas Murphy says
I like dark chocolate with red wine..
shelly peterson says
I like just about any chocolate and I like Moscato wine but have never had them together.
Brenda Haines says
Cream cheese swirled brownies and merlot. Thanks for the chance!
Ellie Wright says
I don’t know much about wine pairings, but i would say merlot and dark chocolate.
Tracy Robertson says
I haven’t paired wine and chocolate. I have chocolate a lot more often than I have wine, but I like them both seperately.
Jennifer H. says
I love a really good piece of dark chocolate with a good Pinot Noir.
I love dark chocolate and merlot.
Michelle Simons says
Debrand Chocolate and PINK Moscato is my perfect pairing. I am ready to go buy some now. Sounds really good right now.
steve weber says
I like Sea Salt Chocolate with Dreaming Tree Wine- Crush
Sarah Hall says
I love the dark chocolate and merlot.
Bridgett Wilbur says
I love the white chocolate with a nice bottle of Chardonnay.
Julie Wood says
I love Dark Chocolate with Late Harvest Zinfandel wine! It is so good!
Courtnie Miller says
I don’t drink wine, but I love milk chocolate.
I love white wine and crispy chocolates
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I Love Dark Chocolate, I Can’t Say For Wine Because I Don’t Drink.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I love to attend wine and chocolate tastings here in NYC, they have paired up the weirdest combos at some of them, but I haven’t yet met a wine and chocolate that I didn’t like! I’m a huge fan of rose or moscatos with Dark Chocolate – the interplay of the bitter bite from the dark chocolate and the sweetness of the moscato or rose on the tongue always tickles my tastebuds! 🙂
i love chardonnay with chocolate pecans
My favorites are dark chocolate and merlot. Thanks!
Tabathia B says
riesling with white chocolate
I love dark chocolate and Moscato
This is totally genius! I can’t wait to try this out….I love Ferrero Rocher and Merlot. I never would have thought to make ice cream with wine. Love it.
I like milk chocolate and red wine
I love a merlot and truffles from our local chocolate shop.
I like red wine and raspberry filled milk chocolate.
Oh I dont bother pairing…. I just go for it! Ha!
I love dark bittersweet chocolate and merlot!
Faye Gates says
I am not really good at wine pairings.
Ashley Ryan says
YUM! I have plans to go to Temecula this weekend…I might have to pick up a bottle of wine at one of the wineries to try this! Sounds tasty 🙂
Stacey Valley says
Brilliant idea to make wine ice cream!
Alan Saxon says
My favorite Chocolate & Wine pairing is Milk Chocolate and Burgundy.
Dark chocolate and Riesling!
I love merlot and raspberry chocolate
I am so trying this recipe. Sounds divine!
I missed the part about pairing – oops! I go Cabernet and dark chocolate – any kind. Chips, kisses or M’s… I am not picky!
Cannot wait to try!!!
I don’t actually drink wine, but I love dark chocolate! Ghirardelli’s is one of my faves.
I like caramel and a Riesling
I like german hot wine and apple pie
Kristin Goodson says
I love caramel chocolate with moscato!
Yum! Chocolate and wine! I’m a cheap date and love Barefoot brands — a nice red and a Hershey’s bar is the perfect late night snack!
Marla Zickefoose says
I haven’t ever paired wine and chocolate but we start with your suggestions of Josh Cellars Cab & Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate!