Snowball Mulled Wine

This Snowball Mulled Wine is an easy and delicious holiday drink made from chai, red wine, honey, orange juice, spices, fruit, and vanilla ice cream.  It's perfect for the holidays and other wintertime entertaining events!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, Holidays, ice cream, mulled wine
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 129 kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 bags of chai
  • 2 cups red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon or other)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or more if desired)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 star anise (optional)
  • 1/4 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 apple, sliced
  • 1/2 orange, sliced
  • vanilla ice cream


  1. Boil water in a medium pot, turn of the heat, and steep bags of chai for up to 5 minutes, or as directed on the package. 

  2. Pour wine into the pot along with honey, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cranberries, apple and orange slices.

  3. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes until hot. 

  4. Place a scoop of ice cream in each glass, pour mulled wine over top, and garnish with fruit from the pot or fresh pieces of fruit. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Snowball Mulled Wine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129
% Daily Value*
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.