Looking for a Studio Ghibli recipe to celebrate your fandom of all things Hayao Miyazaki? Look no further!

Since 1985, Studio Ghibli has enchanted moviegoers with fantastic stories of adventure, magic, friendship, family, and most of all—the most delicious-looking animated food. Now you can create your own mouthwatering dishes with The Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook, full of 50 unofficial, fan-created recipes from tantalizing breakfasts and lunches to Japanese favorites like yakitori and onigiri.

The book officially publishes on July 12, 2022 but check out this SNEAK PEEK Studio Ghibli recipe for a decadent hot mocha! And be sure to pre-order your copy today so you can be one of the first fans to get a copy of these delicious recipes!

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This creamy, homemade hot mocha is known to bring comfort to trainee-witches arriving in a seaside town! Serve with any of the irresistible baked breads and cookies found in the Desserts and Bakery Treats chapter.

Yield: 1 serving | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes


2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
powder, plus more for serving
1½ tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh cream
1 cup whole milk
2 ounces dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped into small pieces
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons instant coffee
¼ cup hot water
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons fresh cream, whipped to stiff peaks
mini-marshmallows, for serving


1. Combine all the ingredients except the whipped cream and marshmallows, in a medium pot over medium heat. Bring the mocha to a boil while whisking constantly, until the sugar and chocolate have melted completely, 3 to 4 minutes. Be careful not to burn the milk and chocolate, which may stick to the bottom of the pot.

2. Transfer your hot mocha to a large mug and top with the whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and a dash of cocoa powder.

3. Serve hot, accompanied with the Black Cat Icebox Shortbread Cookies.


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