Exploring Nature with a Delicious Camping Hot Chocolate

This Camping Hot Chocolate is a delicious and easy recipe for a winter camping trip. It’s a hot drink made of cocoa, sugar, powdered milk, and water. The ingredients can be mixed before or after getting to camp.

Camping Hot Chocolate
Camping Hot Chocolate

Before the trip, mix cocoa powder, sugar, water, and powdered milk in a plastic baggie (or another container). Once you reach your campsite, prepare boiling water from the kettle and pour it into the baggie. Mix well until dissolved, then put on the lid to keep warm.

How To Make Camping Hot Chocolate?

  • Preparation Time: 2 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add the milk, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk until combined and heated through about 5 minutes.
  2. Once hot, pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with desired toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, or chocolate shavings.
  3. Enjoy your warm hot chocolate drink outdoors while camping, or take a quick break from your day of activities.


  • Use whole milk or half-and-half for a richer-tasting hot chocolate.
  • Customize the flavour with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cayenne.
  • Substitute the brown sugar for honey or maple syrup.
  • Top with crushed peppermint candies or chocolate chips for extra indulgence.

Nutrition facts Of Camping Hot Chocolate

Calories 270
Fat 60
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 325mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
Fiber 5g  
Protein 4g
Camping Hot Chocolate

10 Amazing Servies Ideas For Camping Hot Chocolate:

1. Honey Vanilla Camping Hot Chocolate:

You can substitute one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of vanilla extract. This recipe makes easy hot chocolate even more delicious.

2. Cocoa On Cocoa Camping Hot Chocolate:

Put 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, 1/3 cup of powdered milk, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a plastic baggie and mix well. Put into the microwave for 2 minutes, then enjoy your delicious homemade hot chocolate. It’s also good to add some chopped marshmallows to it. 

3. Minty Camping Hot Chocolate:

Add a teaspoon of mint flavor to the basic recipe. Or you can use peppermint extract instead. The result is a delicious cup of hot chocolate that tastes both minty and sweet.

4. Mocha Camping Hot Chocolate:

Add a teaspoon of coffee powder or instant coffee granules to the basic recipe to create your hot mocha chocolate.  You can add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to enhance the flavor.

5. French Vanilla Camping Hot Chocolate:

Add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the basic recipe for the best-tasting hot chocolate recipe possible.

6. Hot Chocolate Jelly:

Put a few drops of hot chocolate concentrate in a cup, add some red color gel, then mix well to create your hot chocolate jelly. Finally, mix 1/4 cup of hot chocolate and 1 tablespoon of instant pudding into the hot jelly. Serve and enjoy your homemade jelly.

7. Camping Hot Chocolate Dessert:

You can mix 1/4 cup of hot chocolate, 1/4 cup of Cool Whip, and 1/4 cup of Cool Whip and enjoy it as a dessert.

8. Chocolate Camping Cake:

Add some hot chocolate extract to your favorite cake recipe to make a special chocolate treat. Or you can make a simple cake in the microwave by mixing water with sugar, flour, and cocoa powder. Mix well, then add a few drops of hot chocolate extract (or you can use real hot chocolate).

9. Camping Hot Chocolate Cupcakes:

Bake 1 cupcake on a cupcake liner in a microwave, or you can put the hot chocolate into the cupcake liners. Also, you can add some cocoa powder and marshmallows to your cupcakes to make them delicious.

10. Camping Cocoa Flavored Food:

Yes, it is possible to create your flavored hot chocolate. To do this, mix some sugar, cocoa powder, corn syrup, and water (1 sugar to 2 parts water). Heat for 5 minutes or until the mixture is smooth. Add food coloring to make it colorful (1 part color to 5 parts water).

Benefits of Camping Hot Chocolate:

  • Camping Hot Chocolate is a perfect drink for cold winter days and nights.
  • It’s the perfect drink to refresh you after a long and hard day of hiking, biking, and camping.
  • It will also give you the energy and warmth to keep going again!
  • Young people can also enjoy it because it has no fat, calories, or salt (and it’s low in sugar).
  • It’s also delicious and can create warm and happy memories of the good old times.


Camping Hot Chocolate is one of the best winter camping recipes. It is easy to make and very delicious. It’s also good to use it as a dessert. Just add some hot chocolate extract (optional) or cocoa powder and whip cream. Enjoy!