“Hot cocoa is a perfect winter drink to enjoy while watching Christmas movies. This hot cocoa is inspired by a scene in The Santa Clause and is delicious!
I love Christmas movies. I try to watch as many as possible during the holiday season. I’ll sometimes even watch them during the year.
One of my favorite Christmas movies is The Santa Clause. It came out when I was a kid and I’ve enjoyed it ever since. I remember one time watching it when I was a kid and being fascinated by the hot cocoa from the scene where Judy the elf brings Scott Calvin a cup of cocoa.
At first, he says “no, thanks” but she says it took her 1,200 years to get it right. Scott ends up taking it and is amazed at how good it is. Judy then says, “not too hot, extra chocolate, shaken, not stirred.”
As a kid with a major sweet tooth, I wanted to recreate this. I believe I was about 9 years old and I made some hot cocoa and shock it in a cup with a lid. It really made no difference but I’m sure as a kid I thought it did.
I still really enjoy drinking a cup of hot cocoa when I watch The Santa Clause, which I do every year. I thought it would be fun to create a rich and delicious hot cocoa to have with it this year.
This is a more grown-up hot cocoa. It’s not as sweet as a lot of hot cocoa because it uses some dark chocolate. It makes it really rich and gives it a lot of flavor. If you want it sweeter you can use just milk chocolate or at least less dark chocolate.
- 2 cups whole milk
- 3 oz dark chocolate
- 3 oz milk chocolate
- 1 tbsp sugar
- pinch of salt
- In a medium saucepan, warm milk over medium heat. Stir occasionally until it starts to bubble on the edges.
- Whisk in the chocolate broken into chunks. Stir until completely melted and combined. Remove from heat.
- Stir in sugar and salt.
- Top with whipped cream or marshmallows.
This is the perfect treat for any holiday movie but especially good for The Santa Clause. It’s great by itself or with some whipped cream and a candy cane.
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