Hot Chocolate is a hero among warm drinks.
No, but seriously.
It warms the hands, heart and spirit. Enveloping you in a cosy cloud of warmth and sugary happiness.
Tea almost has the same affect as hot chocolate. Almost. But there are some situations where tea is no substitute for the chocolatey stuff. Christmas. Children’s parties. Snow days. Alongside Churros. ON CAMPING TRIPS!
Yup, you heard me. This hot chocolate is the ‘outdoorsy’ type. Designed for ease of use; it’s perfect for camping adventures to sites like the Camping and Caravanning Club’s… And with maximum affect when it comes to making those little mitts warm up. #WinningAtLife
Take the little jar where ever you go. Add milk. A hearty sqidge of condensed milk. And you are done. Just enough dark chocolate, accompanied by just enough creamy sweetness. And it’s even better with a generous scattering of mini marshmallows. Fanbloodytastic!
Keep it in the cupboard, pre-mixed for hot chocolate type emergencies. Like when your day has sucked all the life out of you and you need a companion for the bath. Or the days your friends turn up – with cold, rebellious small folk…. It works well as a mini folk tamer. You can thank me later.
Laura Anne Bradley
2 minPrep Time
2 minCook Time
4 minTotal Time
- 2Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2Tbsp Icing/Powdered Sugar
- 2Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 40g Dark Chocolate ( or your other fav! )
- 2 Mugs of Milk
- 2Tbsp Condensed Milk
- Combine brown sugar, icing sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate in a jar, or other suitable container.
- Bring milk to gentle rolling simmer in a small saucepan.
- Stir in all of the hot chocolate mix. Followed by the condensed milk.
- Continue stirring until mixture returns to a simmer and all of the chocolatey goodness has dissolved; and thickened slightly. This should take 1-2 minutes.
- Transfer hot chocolate to a mug. Top with marshmallows if you wish. Enjoy!
Now for the boring – yet important – bit. Please make your hot chocolate outside. Those nifty little camping stoves are for outdoor use only. According to this article “Two in five caravanners and campers have admitted taking enormous risks with their lives by bringing outdoor gas appliances inside as a result of the unpredictable British weather”. An exposed flame can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Just don’t do it, kay? It’s never too cold to cook outside – the hot chocolate will warm those fingers for you.
Do you have a favourite homemade hot chocolate mix? Or another hot drink you just can’t do without whilst exploring the wilderness? Do share!