Recipe: Diabetic-Friendly Mulled Wine
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Mulled wine is one of the simplest yet yummiest indulgences of the festive season. It gives the perfect mix of warmth, spice and nostalgia to get you in the mood for autumn and winter evenings.
Spanish wines are my favourites; they’re robust, rich and fruity. This also makes them ideal for mulling. Inspired by the flavours of Spain, this mulled wine recipe for diabetics is delicious, without the high sugar content.
1 bottle of red wine
6 tbsp granulated Splenda
2 cinnamon sticks
4 star anise
2 oranges, sliced
1 vanilla pod
- Pour your wine into a deep, heavy pan and add the cinnamon sticks, cloves and star anise.
- Let it simmer over a medium heat for a few minutes before adding the vanilla pod and sliced orange to the mix.
- Stir occasionally to ensure that the fruit is moving about and getting lots of colour from the wine as it mulls.
- Add the water and turn up the heat slightly for a couple of minutes, then turn it down again, making sure the wine doesn’t boil.
- Finally, add the Splenda and mix it in until fully absorbed.
- Leave on a low heat and serve in small glasses using a ladle. Add some decorative garnish if you wish.
Find out more about Splenda’s range of sugar alternatives here. See Waitrose Cellar’s page about mulled wine here.
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