Campfire Hot Chocolate

The campfire is roaring away, dinner has been eaten and the temperature is dropping. What better way to warm up than a hot chocolate made over the campfire!

You may have guessed this isn’t like any other ordinary hot chocolate. This one is special. It’s creamy, luscious and cosy. It’s like a warm hug in a mug. And we’re very happy with that. It’s made from scratch and has no nasties that the instant varieties have. In our humble opinion, there really is nothing like hot chocolate to heat up a cold winter camping trip. And all you need is hot glowing coals, enamel or cast iron saucepan, and a fork. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get making.

2 people


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 cups milk
  • 200g chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 3 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp Thick dollop cream


  1. Bring water to a simmer in a fire-safe saucepan over hot coals. Whisk cocoa powder in the water with a fork until there are no lumps. Add milk and continue to simmer.
  2. Whisk in chocolate and sugar, stir frequently until the liquid is smooth and creamy, and the chocolate has completely melted. This step should take about 5 minutes.
  3. Serve in mugs, and if you’re feeling extra fancy, top with thick cream straight from your fridge and stir. And enjoy!