Binging with Babish: Judy the Elf's Hot Cocoa from The Santa Clause

Avaldati 22 dets 2020
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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  • 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.

    • Vorch-dog-baghk, Kahless!

    • Happy Holidays Andy!

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

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

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

  • Did he say... shoots and googles?

  • I so want that mug.

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

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

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

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

  • Never forget he actually hated all the kids 😂

  • 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.

  • you are my hero

  • I've wanted that mug for over 2 decades

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

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

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

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

  • The Santa clause has always been my favourite Christmas movie

  • 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.

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

  • How do you put so much in ~6 minutes?

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

  • Nada como el chocolate de campo mano

  • 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.

  • Judy's Cocoa at 4:03

  • *Kosher Salt*

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

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

  • shoots and googles

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

  • You can just add coffee creamer.

  • 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"

  • "Saucepin"

  • 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

  • A hot chocolate fit for James Bond.

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

  • Happy national hot chocolate day!!!

  • 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

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

  • That looks gorgeous 👍❤️

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

  • 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?

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

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

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

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

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

  • I like to put gingerbread spicing in my hot cocoa.

  • Yeah milo and water is enough for me

  • 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

  • Cost* not "costed".

  • My skin is precious 🥺

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

  • 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.

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

  • Hearing you say "it costed" made me cringe.

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

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

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

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

  • 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 😅

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Excuse me, a _silver_ mug?


  • 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.

  • Vienna for the win!!!

  • 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?

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

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

  • W

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

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

  • My Christmas wish came true 😍

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

  • Thick hot chocolate just doesnt sound delightful honestly

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • Nobody: absolutely nothing Babish “ KOSER SALT “

  • 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

  • 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'.

  • 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!

  • "For shoots and googles" Lol

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

  • Tiny Whisk!

  • law abiding citizen STEAK DINNER

  • “It costed 200 dollars” 🥺✨✨

  • He's too powerful, stop him