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Recipe: Judy’s Hot Cocoa

This decadent hot chocolate is sure to put you in the festive holiday spirit.


Everyone knows that Judy the elf’s hot cocoa can put a smile on anyone’s face — especially Santa’s. It may have taken the elf 1,200 years to perfect her recipe: not too hot, lots of chocolate, and shaken, not stirred. But, it only took us a couple of minutes to recreate the iconic recipe. So, queue up your favorite holiday movie (or the new Santa Clauses series), put on your comfiest PJ’s, grab your Santa Clause mug, and let’s get cooking.

Judy Hot Cocoa

Judy’s Hot Cocoa

Yields 1 serving


Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces dark chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Combine dark chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar, milk, and heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Mix until chocolate is melted and ingredients are combined.

  2. Add vanilla extract and continue stirring until desired consistency is reached.

  3. Pour hot chocolate in a mug and top with optional toppings, like marshmallows, whipped, cream, candy cane stick, or sprinkles.

Takeaway:

Making homemade hot chocolate is seriously so easy. You could probably even make it in the microwave — as long as the chocolate melts completely. Seriously, there’s no need to buy hot cocoa packets again. It would be really simple to adjust this recipe depending on how many servings you need. We’ll definitely be making a big vat of this during our Christmas movie marathons this year. Sorry, Judy, we couldn’t “shake” our hot cocoa, but it’s still the perfect warm and comforting winter drink.


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