A classic camping fun family activity includes sipping a hot chocolate.
There is nothing like a warm beverage to heat up a cold winter camping trip!
The best camping recipes are enjoyed around a campfire!
This Campfire Hot Cocoa recipe is simple to make … just mix the dry ingredients at home and stir into warmed milk at the campsite when you are ready to take the chill off of a frigid adventure.
And, when wrapped in a cute package, this hot chocolate mix makes a great gift too!
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- 1 Get Toasty With Campfire Hot Cocoa
- 2 How To Make Campfire Hot Cocoa Mix
- 3 What To Serve With Campfire Hot Cocoa
- 4 Giving Campfire Hot Chocolate Mix As A Gift
- 5 Campfire Hot Cocoa DIY Homemade Camping Gift Ideas
- 6 Print This Rich And Creamy Campfire Hot Cocoa Recipe That Makes A Great DIY Homemade Camping Gift Too!
- 7 Ingredients
- 8 Instructions
- 9 Recommended Products
Get Toasty With Campfire Hot Cocoa
This is just one of our list of winter camping recipes that includes food for every meal of your camp menu!
How To Make Campfire Hot Cocoa Mix
I make the cocoa mixture at home by combining the dry ingredients and storing them in an airtight container.
This campfire hot chocolate mix also makes a fun gift!
Mix The Dry Ingredients At Home: Cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
At The Campsite: Combine hot cocoa mix with milk.
If you are not sure how to start a campfire, we have step-by-step tips to show you how!
Choose the type of campfire cooking equipment you want to use to heat the milk over low heat.
You can use a regular saucepan or a camp coffee pot to hold the milk.
Then, place it over a low-heat campfire using a grill grate or low flame on a camp stove or RV stove.
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As The Milk Begins To Heat
Add 2 tablespoons of the campfire hot cocoa mix to the bottom of your favorite camp coffee mug then top with 1 cup of warmed milk and stir until combined.
The thing I really like about this recipe is that you can make individual servings or large batches … you know how difficult it can be to make camping meals for two!
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Camp Cooking Tip: We prefer to drink 2% milk normally but I like using whole milk for this campfire hot cocoa recipe so it’s nice and creamy. If you want to really splurge, you can use half and half instead of milk.
Camp Cooking Tip: Don’t scald the milk, heat it slowly and don’t let it heat to a boil.
What To Serve With Campfire Hot Cocoa
This rich and creamy hot chocolate is sort of like a “sippable dessert” but if you want to serve it alongside something you can actually chew, try a few of our camping dessert recipes!
Giving Campfire Hot Chocolate Mix As A Gift
If giving as a gift, put the mixed dry ingredients in a mason jar and add a sticker label or hanging tag with instructions.
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This campfire hot cocoa mix makes an adorable, inexpensive gift for your camping friends and family members!
If you want other ideas for camping gifts that are specifically designed for men, women and kids … we’ve got you covered!
You can get really fancy and do camping crafts to create camp-themed labels for the instructions!
Whether you call it hot cocoa or hot chocolate … I have no doubt your friends and family will love getting warmed up around a toasty fire with a cup of this creamy and delicious beverage!
Campfire Hot Cocoa DIY Homemade Camping Gift Ideas
Handmade DIY camping gifts are inexpensive and can easily be personalized with creative gift tags and cute ribbons.
This is just one of our homemade camping gift ideas that will keep you on a budget for the gift-giving Christmas holiday season.
You can add a little note with a personal camping story to make these DIY gifts extra special!
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If you are planning to give this campfire hot cocoa mix as a gift … you really need to combine it with one more easy DIY gift project … homemade fire starters!
Ours are soooooo cute because they have trivia questions about Smokey Bear on the outer wrapper of the starter!
Check out our How To Make Homemade Fire Starters Using Dryer Lint Easy DIY Camping Project post for all of the details!
Print This Rich And Creamy Campfire Hot Cocoa Recipe That Makes A Great DIY Homemade Camping Gift Too!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Mix The Dry Ingredients At Home
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Wet Ingredient At The Campsite
- 16 cups milk per entire recipe (use one cup for each individual mug of hot cocoa)
- Combine the dry ingredients and store them in an airtight container.
- Heat milk in a camp coffee pot or saucepan over low heat.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the campfire hot cocoa mix to the bottom of your favorite camp coffee mug then top with 1 cup of warmed milk and stir until combined.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
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