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Semolina with Chilean Red Wine Sauce Recipe
Semolina with Chilean Red Wine Sauce Recipe

Semolina with milk and red wine sauce is a very popular dessert in the southern part of Chile that can be enjoyed cold or warm, in any season. A dessert that is pure delight and nostalgia.

How to make Semolina with Red Wine Sauce?

This semolina dessert with sauce was traditionally prepared with the remnants of red wine from an important celebration, the next day, alcohol-free due to cooking, to be enjoyed with the whole family.

Nutritional Information

Category: Desserts
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 400
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Semolina with Red Wine Sauce recipe


1. Semolina with milk

  • 1 liter of whole milk
  • 125 g of sugar
  • 100 g of semolina
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence

2. Red wine sauce

  • 500 ml of Chilean red wine
  • 80 g of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of cornstarch (chuño)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Orange peel


1. Semolina with milk

  1. In a medium pot, add milk, sugar, and vanilla essence. Stir and heat on medium until the milk begins to boil, then reduce the heat and gradually add the semolina in a thin stream, stirring simultaneously to prevent lumps.
  2. Continue to stir gently for a couple of minutes with a hand whisk until the semolina is well dissolved, let it boil again and turn off the heat.
  3. Transfer the semolina mixture into a greased dessert mold, a large mold or individual molds. If the molds are silicone, they don’t need to be greased.
  4. Cover with cling film adhered to the semolina to prevent a skin from forming. Cool and refrigerate.

2. Red wine sauce

  1. In a medium pot, add Chilean red wine, cinnamon stick, sugar, and a piece of orange peel and heat on medium until it boils.
  2. Flambé the wine in the same pot, meaning, light the alcohol on the surface of the liquid and let it burn until it self-extinguishes.
  3. Dissolve the cornstarch well in a cup with a little water and add it to the wine cooking pot. Stir and integrate.
  4. Cook the wine sauce over low heat for about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly until desired consistency is achieved. Cool.

3. Presentation

  1. Serve the chilled semolina with milk in individual portions topped with red wine sauce to taste on a low plate or a dessert dish.

Benefits of consuming semolina

Semolina is a type of flour obtained from grinding the endosperm, the largest part of the wheat grain used in the preparation of various foods, such as pasta, couscous, corn semolina, and some types of bread.

Did you know?

Many people might believe that the alcohol in this preparation affects the result, but it’s the first thing that evaporates, which is why the pot should remain uncovered.


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