Wine Glasses Dipped in Chocolate in 4 Easy Steps
We had a chocolate pairing event where the chocolate glasses were the finale and my tasters got to take them home. Needless to say they made a statement and people enjoyed the festivity of chocolate dripping down the sides of the glass. I am curious to try this with strawberry or white chocolate. Maybe layering on top of dark chocolate would be fun. There are a ton of ways to have fun with this!
February is about chocolate and wine. (Or at least I think so!) So when I came across this idea of chocolate rimmed wine glasses, it was a must do. I was a little nervous the chocolate was going to get everywhere and it was going to be a disaster. However, with a little bit of patience I knocked out a whole fridge of glasses in under an hour!
Dipping glasses was such an easy and fun project. Anybody can do this easily at home.
Find a dark chocolate. You want to prevent the chocolate from looking thin or transparent on the glass. The darker the better! I held the wine glasses in the chocolate for about 15 seconds before flipping them upright. This was to make sure plenty of chocolate collected on the rim, making for a more dramatic drip.
The consistency is key, you will go through a few glasses getting the consistency right. I ended up putting my metal mixing bowl on top of a pan of boiling water to keep it thin enough to dip, but thick enough to be dark at the top. You need to act fast, if you let the chocolate mixture sit out it will get hard and then your consistency will be off. Keep working with it and you will know when the mixture is right.
Immediately after dipping the glasses I put them in the refrigerator. The chocolate quickly hardened and did not continue to drip more down the sides. I kept them in the refrigerator until I served them. You want to prevent the chocolate from getting warm and sticky.
After you use them just put in the dishwasher! Chocolate washes right off.
- 8 ounces of Dark Chocolate
- 1 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
- 10 Wine Glasses
Play around with the ratios. If it seems too thick, add more cream. Too thin? Add more chocolate. It will take a few extra minutes, but you will get the hang of it. Also, I could have done more than 10 wine glasses with the mixture, but it is good to have extra chocolate so you can test a few.
- Simmer the heavy whipping cream
- Pour whipping cream over chocolate and mix until smooth
- Dip the glasses into the mixture
- Refrigerate until ready to serve