Binging with Babish: Judy the Elf's Hot Cocoa from The Santa Clause
In a Klingon-like transfer of power ritual, the conveniently-initialed Scott Calvin kills Santa Clause in front of his son, puts on the dead man's clothes, and takes over his role as the bringer of joy to children around the world. Peyote-trip-storyline aside, there's some pretty choice hot cocoa served to the killer by one of his ancient child servants: a recipe perfected for 1200 years. Can we do the same in our home kitchen? Not without creating some potentially explosive, extra chocolatey hazards!
Music: "Add And" by Broke for Free
Judy the Elf Hot Cocoa Mug (it's pewter, not sterling silver actually):
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  • Babish Culinary Universe
    Babish Culinary Universe

    Happy holidays and stay safe out there! Don't slip off any roofs - Tim Allen might put on your clothes and straight-up assume your identity.

    • I R O H
      I R O H

      Vorch-dog-baghk, Kahless!

    • Phil McCracken
      Phil McCracken

      Happy Holidays Andy!

    • Caroline Whitlock
      Caroline Whitlock

      May you please make a video on the Lotus flowers from Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief Movie.

    • The Art Van
      The Art Van

      don't know if its too late but you should make buddy's spaghetti from elf

    • Rachel Dawn
      Rachel Dawn

      Umm..... Did you just make a drinkable ganache? I'm totally here for it!

  • Zachary Davies
    Zachary Davies

    Did he say... shoots and googles?

  • Kiju Axel
    Kiju Axel

    I so want that mug.

  • Jamichael0303

    That vienna hot chocolate makes an excellent no-churn chocolate ice cream base, btw

  • alex barnard
    alex barnard

    When are you gonna collab with ordinary sausage???? Needs to happen

  • Devil Machine420xx
    Devil Machine420xx

    You gotta add salt to everything! Especially when its sweet 😅

  • carol

    0:54 So Dalgona, just with cocoa powder rather than coffee.

  • Grace Hampton
    Grace Hampton

    Never forget he actually hated all the kids 😂

  • Danielle Jenkins
    Danielle Jenkins

    Don’t buy the mug. Mine came two months late, a word was misspelled, I’ve been going back and forth with the woman there for months now and she has been extremely rude and refuses to fix it. It was a waste of money.

  • axouel2009

    you are my hero

  • TheOrangeRoad

    I've wanted that mug for over 2 decades

  • Mas Tun
    Mas Tun

    Actually, the real way it was made included water - ordinary water - laced with LSD

  • Alex Miller
    Alex Miller

    " you should prepare cocoa from now til the end of time" Proceeds to prepare the rest of the episode's cocoa without doing so.

  • Janne

    best hot cocoa=2 big tablespoons of o'boy into a microwaved hot milk. key ingredient is being 8-years-old, still innocent & happy

  • Rexxidy

    4:21 well you could always wear a turnout coat and some firefighter gloves!

  • Mish Mosh
    Mish Mosh

    The Santa clause has always been my favourite Christmas movie

  • HorrorPrincess 1997
    HorrorPrincess 1997

    HEED HIS WARNING ABOUT SHAKING HOT LIQUIDS. I once tried to clean a shaker using boiling water (since they do that with baby bottles) and dish washing liquid. I went to shake it and the lid popped off and the scolding hot water exploded over my hand. I got first degree burns from that, but boiling water is hot enough that it could have done more damage. I learned my lesson.

  • Amanda PugTato
    Amanda PugTato

    I'm surprised you didn't make Peruvian hot chocolate. Its very rich, velvety, and has some very nice spices.

  • curtisdrago

    How do you put so much in ~6 minutes?

  • El Catrin C
    El Catrin C

    Babish: *makes american, french, italian and Vienna chocolate* Mexico: am i a joke to you?

  • Clara Rodriguez
    Clara Rodriguez

    Nada como el chocolate de campo mano

  • Waffles

    Ah the nostalgia. I'm pretty sure this is the only movie my grandparents owned, and every Christmas we'd all gather around in the living room after dinner and she'd put it on for us to watch before we headed home for the night.

  • The Clown
    The Clown

    Judy's Cocoa at 4:03

  • Will

    *Kosher Salt*

  • Ana E.
    Ana E.

    that scene and the one where Scott finishes his sundae always makes me crave chocolate!

  • Sarang Shlizzy
    Sarang Shlizzy

    i’d love to see the tuna salad from fast and furious lol

  • Sarang Shlizzy
    Sarang Shlizzy

    shoots and googles

  • Joaquin Banuelos
    Joaquin Banuelos

    European hot chocolates are too thick. Mexican is definitely the best, not surprising considering we invented hot chocolate.

  • Jordan Siordia
    Jordan Siordia

    You can just add coffee creamer.

  • allyjez1

    my brother approached me while i was making hot chocolate and told me "oh you should try this thing i saw from the bald dude with the glasses"

  • Dorothea


  • Adam Heffernan
    Adam Heffernan

    So the 22nd was my birthday and I was planning on hanging out w my friends with some hot chocolate like we usually do. Because of what's happening we couldn't do that so we each made one of these recipes over zoom. Thank you for making my birthday! and sorry for adding this so late!


    Wow that looks better than Swiss miss

  • G-man lives
    G-man lives

    A hot chocolate fit for James Bond.

  • Anton Kalinin
    Anton Kalinin

    Isn't 1 cup of heavy cream a lot. Mine is 800 calories!!!

  • Samantha Miller
    Samantha Miller

    Happy national hot chocolate day!!!

  • S. Nifrum
    S. Nifrum

    I just used the shaking method at the end I got some powdered granule residue Definitely incorporating that trick from the beginning in there next time

  • OneLegend

    tbh i thought babish was just gonna dump all the chocolate he had into one super-chocolate


    That looks gorgeous 👍❤️

  • Shane Harris
    Shane Harris

    Food recipe: *exists* Babish: let's season with kosher salt

  • Tintschi

    Now I'm from austria and I've never seen the vienna variant you had. Definitely going to try it tho :)


    Hey can you do all the food from my hero academia?

  • Sarah Cortes
    Sarah Cortes

    I always love to make my hot cocoa with chocolate sauce, peppermint syrup, steamed whole milk, cinnamon, and whipped cream on top.

  • Commander Phoenix
    Commander Phoenix

    So you said that scalded milk has a different texture and taste. Is there a place for scalded milk in any dishes?

  • Eston Hedrick
    Eston Hedrick

    Do the austrian method with no sugar, or artificial sweetener for a keto hot chocolate. Stick to heavy cream

  • Christine Ladra
    Christine Ladra

    Loved this episode Babbish! Keep up the GRREAT WORK :) Just so you know, You DO bring great joy to my life with your videos!

  • David Sydnor
    David Sydnor

    None of those versions of hot chocolate could be Judy’s because Scott was lactose intolerant.

  • Meanie Pants
    Meanie Pants

    I like to put gingerbread spicing in my hot cocoa.

  • lim tinlok
    lim tinlok

    Yeah milo and water is enough for me

  • Thereal GlowDice
    Thereal GlowDice

    I visited Hogwarts universal before the world ending in 2020 and I bought a choclate frog, however it was so dence (I thought it be hallow it was solid milk choclate) I couldn't bite it, so when we go back home I melted the choclate frog, added milk and 2 packets of hot choclate mix and my mom, dad, sister, boyfriend, and I all enjoy hot choclate. Ps. Me and my bf made lots of jokes on how to add a choclate frog to a hot sauce pan so it wouldn't hop out lol

  • Tad Cooper
    Tad Cooper

    Cost* not "costed".

  • RoN johnson
    RoN johnson

    My skin is precious 🥺

  • TooLateKid

    Does anyone know if this man has like a podcast because his voice is so smooth

  • David K
    David K

    Why can’t you pronounce words correctly. You said Ghiradelli like “Jeer-adelli” when it’s pronounced “Gear”-adelli. Stop trying to be so fancy.

  • Matthew Mckeown
    Matthew Mckeown

    Added points for the Klingon reference in the doobly-do. Also, what watch is that? Looks like a Submariner.

  • unprivileged straight white male
    unprivileged straight white male

    Hearing you say "it costed" made me cringe.

  • Katelyn Scott
    Katelyn Scott

    Am I able to put this in my cafe menu or no

  • yuh

    Can you make Pink Cake from Stardew Valley? It's made with melon and I don't know how, but it sounds so *awesome*

  • Zachary Grantham
    Zachary Grantham

    Sub out espresso powder for actual espresso and it would be even richer and more complex

  • Brian Cullimore
    Brian Cullimore

    190F is too hot for milk. Above 160F, the proteins in milk denature and turn a little bitter.

  • canna khmer
    canna khmer

    I used to make my hot chocolates in a jar and shake them up, as long as it wasn’t too hot, no problems what so ever 😅

  • Shae Ogroski
    Shae Ogroski

    I would love to see a video for Shrimp Parm from The Goldburgs!

  • DoctorSheriff

    Is the guy from the film the guy who played Tim tailor from tool time?

  • Maria Nguyen
    Maria Nguyen

    This is actually my favorite Christmas movie and that cup is epic. I will definitely be making some of this

  • Tilman Baumann
    Tilman Baumann

    Movie accurate okay. But which is best? I think I want to try the Vienna option

  • Renegade Ren
    Renegade Ren

    Tofu Steak from anime restaurant from another world!!!!!!!! Please!

  • Federico Morra
    Federico Morra

    I learned here, as an Italian, why our hot cocoa is so thick...

  • Borgor Bun
    Borgor Bun

    Man I don’t like hot chocolate or really chocolate in general all that much but this video made my mouth water to look at.

  • Fuffin

    I heard Coco Paste and I forgot we were talking about food

  • Chance Spivey
    Chance Spivey

    Also I bet you won’t do the grits from “my cousin vinny”

  • Chance Spivey
    Chance Spivey

    Can you imagine buying a $200 mug just for one video

  • Jeryn Holdren
    Jeryn Holdren

    For some reason when he said my “precious, precious skin” it made me feel like my skin wasn’t so precious...🧐🥺

  • Tarik360

    Excuse me, a _silver_ mug?

  • Di3mondDud3


  • PhantomSavage

    To be honest I always imagined it'd taste more like peppermint and spices and all the kinds of insanely sweet elf candies Judy would put in it.

    • S. Nifrum
      S. Nifrum

      A whisk made of peppermint candy

    • A Hard Worker
      A Hard Worker

      Hello savage

  • Tristan E
    Tristan E

    Vienna for the win!!!

  • Hector Flores
    Hector Flores

    Hey Babish, I know you have made multiple hot cocoa recipes,but have you ever thought about making the hot chocolate from the movie Chocolat?

  • Valentina Torres
    Valentina Torres

    Add a pinch or fresh ground nutmeg and cloves and I promise it will be *chef's kiss*

  • A Del
    A Del

    Boohoo... American taste, right? Marshmallow barbecue boohoo

  • MommyDommyMilkers


  • jadexmikaila

    50/50 mix of milk and heavy cream... bruh, just use half and half

  • Bryce McKenzie
    Bryce McKenzie

    The Santa Clause. Making kids and families misspell the name for years to come

  • Natalie Mc Connell
    Natalie Mc Connell

    My Christmas wish came true 😍

  • delinda c
    delinda c

    Someone:what's your favorite liquid? Me 0.0001 second after:hot chocolate

  • heather moentmann
    heather moentmann

    Thick hot chocolate just doesnt sound delightful honestly

  • bouytt guyt
    bouytt guyt

    "Here is the best version, but don't do it at home"

  • Kretyn Roth
    Kretyn Roth

    I love home improvement "I don't think so Tim." 🤣😂🤣😂

  • Rene Wright
    Rene Wright

    I know the casual observer buys into the fact that there was anything in the cup. But as a daily observer it is clear that nothing clings to the inside of the cup after use... as a fan, I thank you for pointing me in the right direction tonight.

    • bouytt guyt
      bouytt guyt

      "Shaken, not stirred"

  • Veronica Hernandez
    Veronica Hernandez

    I think you should still have tried the Spanish way of making Hot chocolate and maybe make some churros to dip them in! happy holidays!

  • mc nigkakiller 724
    mc nigkakiller 724

    Son: dad dad what will i get for christmas? Dad: nothing you have cancer

  • Eating Cheese
    Eating Cheese

    Nobody: absolutely nothing Babish “ KOSER SALT “

  • Ed Files
    Ed Files

    I told a friend about your channel and how you sometimes make food for t.v shows and movies and all the she could say was the c meat sandwich from Harold & Kumar. Can't think or an appropriate way of making it but your babish so I'm sure you can make it tasteful

  • Eric Lerma
    Eric Lerma

    Something inside me (possibly Gut's inner demon from Berserk) says that Babish should make a hot chocolate tier list, I'm assuming that Ned Flanders Hot Chocolate would be 'S tier'.

  • Nina Johnson
    Nina Johnson

    Totally thrown by Babish's pronunciation of Ghirardelli and Callebaut. Had to double check that I haven't been saying them wrong all these years!

  • Deep_ Freezer
    Deep_ Freezer

    "For shoots and googles" Lol

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu

    spiced chocolate brick! We also use this little baby rattle looking wooden utensil...thing, to break it down and mix. Worth every second!

  • a. clements
    a. clements

    Tiny Whisk!

  • Name Last Name
    Name Last Name

    law abiding citizen STEAK DINNER

    • bocoy noiu
      bocoy noiu

      Really amazing

  • sleep. less
    sleep. less

    “It costed 200 dollars” 🥺✨✨

  • ShojoDraws

    He's too powerful, stop him