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15 Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes For Your Camping Trip

A warm drink and camping go hand in hand, especially when fall hits and the temperatures start to dip. For you chocolate lovers, these easy hot chocolate recipes are perfect for those camping and RV trips.

Camping Hot Chocolate Recipes

Our Picks for Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes for Camping

These easy hot chocolate recipes don’t require a lot of ingredients and are perfect for sipping while sitting by the campfire or in front of the fireplace in your RV.

*I’ve noted the ones that are vegan or have alcohol.

1. Herbal Hot Chocolate Recipe

Herbal Hot Chocolate recipe
Image credit: Home Spun Seasonal Living

Make the most of homegrown dried herbs by mixing up a batch of comforting herbal hot chocolate on a chilly night to comfort the body & soul.

Only 3 ingredients required!

Use this recipe from Home Spun Seasonal Living.

2. Sugar Pie Hot Chocolate

Sugar Pie Hot Chocolate
Image credit: Cupcake Project

A rich, sweet, and decadent hot chocolate! This may be the best hot chocolate you’ve ever had.

The recipe calls for cassonade syrup, but if you don’t have that you can substitute golden syrup, maple syrup, date syrup, or even sorghum molasses.

I like to use this recipe by Cupcake Project.

3. Hot Chocolate for One

Hot Chocolate for One
Image credit: One Dish Kitchen

Are you on a solo camping adventure? Here’s a hot chocolate recipe for one. It’s easy, yummy and is like drinking of mug of pure chocolate.

One Dish Kitchen offers up this hot chocolate recipe that I definitely recommend you try.

4. Dairy-Free Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix

Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa Mix
Image credit: The Fit Cookie

Warm-up in cold weather with this instant Dairy-Free hot Cocoa Mix! It’s healthier than store-bought cocoa mix and it’s allergy-friendly. You can whip up this mix before you leave on your camping trip. Just store it in an air-tight container.

Try this recipe from The Fit Cookie.

5. Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate
Image credit: Cookie Named Desire

This recipe only calls for five easy to find, basic ingredients and comes together quickly in a saucepan. I can just imagine enjoying a cup of this creamy, dreamy hot chocolate while sitting around a campfire.

I recommend trying this hot chocolate recipe by Cookie Named Desire.

6. Bourbon Hot Chocolate Drink

Bourbon Hot Chocolate
Image credit: The Flavor Bender

With just four ingredients, this vegan and dairy-free hot chocolate will warm you from the inside out. If you’re looking for a boozy, dairy-free, decadent drink for adults, this is it.

This hot chocolate recipe idea is from The Flavor Bender.

7. Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Raspberry Hot Chocolate
Image credit: Maria Ushakova

This Raspberry Hot Chocolate is made with real food ingredients, is easy to make and very versatile. Adjust the recipe to your tastes or dietary preferences.

Get the raspberry hot chocolate recipe from Maria Ushakova.

8. Vegan Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Glass mug filled with peanut butter hot chocolate and whip cream
Image credit: Food Sunshine

Calling all peanut butter and chocolate lovers! This easy hot chocolate recipe is ready in 10 minutes and is healthier than your average cup of hot chocolate.

It’s vegan, dairy-free and can be made refined-sugar-free as well. If you’re not vegan, you can also make this with regular milk for amazing results.

Try this vegan hot chocolate recipe from Food Sunshine.

9. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Image credit: The Stress Free Christmas

If you love hot chocolate but are looking to mix things up a bit, this peppermint white hot chocolate might be perfect. With only four ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, you’ll easily be on your way to drinking a decadent, rich cup of white hot chocolate.

We tried this simple white chocolate drink recipe from the Stress Free Christmas.

10. Make Hot Chocolate from Scratch

How to Make Hot Chocolate from Scratch
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Here’s a basic recipe for how to make hot chocolate from scratch. Start with this simple recipe and add what you like to make it uniquely yours. 

All you need is a chocolate bar or chips, your favorite sweetener, and milk (dairy or dairy-free). To make it even more decadent, add some vanilla extract, dry spices & a creamy topping. 

Check out this delicious home made hot chocolate recipe by The Rising Spoon.

11. Spiked Hot Chocolate

Spiked Hot Chocolate for camping
Image credit: The Spicy Apron

This spiked hot chocolate is perfect for camping. You start with a basic store-bought hot chocolate mix and add one shot of spiced rum to each mug. Top it with whipped cream (use the canned variety for ease!) and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Is your mouth watering like mine? Yum! Then definitely check out the hot chocolate recipe from The Spicy Apron.

12. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
Image credit: Simply Made Recipes

What do you get when you combine sea salt and caramel? A cup of heaven, that’s what! Easily whip up this salted caramel hot chocolate in minutes with just a few ingredients. 

This is a delicious mix of milk chocolate chips, caramel sauce, sea salt, heavy cream, and whole milk topped with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle of caramel. 

13. Gingerbread Hot Chocolate (Vegan)

Vegan Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
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You definitely won’t mind packing up a few spices to make this gingerbread hot chocolate while camping. This recipe is full of spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg making it a fantastic hot drink choice for the holidays.

14. Thick & Creamy Double Hot Chocolate

Thick & Creamy Double Hot Chocolate
Image credit: Savory Bites Recipes

Have you seen Somebody Feed Phil? If you haven’t, it’s a must-watch for food and travel lovers. In one episode he travels to Mexico and has some of the best-looking churros on the planet and he dips them in some of the best looking hot chocolate on the planet. This hot chocolate recipe reminds me of that episode, which makes it a must-try.

With only two steps and a handful of ingredients, you’ll have you a thick and creamy cup of hot chocolate. Follow the recipe from Savory Bites Recipes.

15. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
Image credit: Champagne Tastes

Crack open a can of pumpkin and a dash of spices for this yummy pumpkin hot chocolate. Use a milk substitute to make it vegan and you’re good to go! 

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How to Heat Water While Camping

Here are some of the best methods for boiling water while camping:

  • Use a Jetboil, which boils water in just over two minutes with half the fuel consumption of traditional systems. 
  • Use an outdoor kettle like this Kelly Kettle which boils water in minutes using whatever fuel is naturally occurring in the area.
  • Use a camping stove and outdoor kettle to heat up water. It takes a bit longer than the options above, but the stove is obviously useful for meals as well.
  • If you’re car camping or want something as minimal as possible, this car kettle heats up water using the cigarette lighter.

If you’re RVing, you could use any of the methods above or use an electric kettle, which is my favorite way to heat up water for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, ramen, etc. Here are a few electric kettle options:

Are you ready for some cold weather camping with a cup of hot chocolate in your hand? I sure am! Whether you’re sitting outside by the campfire or snuggled up on the sofa in your RV, these hot chocolate recipes for camping are the perfect way to enjoy the season.


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