9 winter hot drinks for camping: #7 has the yum factor


winter camping hot drinks



Do you like kicking back and relaxing around the campfire at the end of the day, possibly with a drink of your choice, in your hand?


If you are looking for something a little different on your next trip, then we have put together a list of our top 9 camping drinks for cold nights.


And if you are not a camper – then every one of these drinks can easily be made at home!


1. Warm Hazelnut Toddy


After dinner, this would be the perfect time to try this!

Use at least 3 tablespoons of Frangelico, stirred into a 1/2 cup of hot water, and then add whipped cream (for camping, take a can of cream). Stir it all together and enjoy!




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2. Hot Chocolate

Not your everyday hot chocolate from a tin…..Real hot chocolate is what I am talking about.


The drink with chocolate pieces, cream, and cocoa!  Lots of variations out there, but they all feature the same key ingredient – good chocolate!!



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Try this one from Taste: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/22815/the+best+hot+chocolate


Add your own twist to your hot chocolate – cinnamon stick added to the saucepan when warming the milk.


Adult only Hot Chocolate – you can add Peppermint Schnapps, or Butterscotch Schnapps or Grand Marnier or Honey & Rum (don’t add all these together at once!) 



3. Hot Spiced Apple Cider


If you are making this at the campsite, prior to leaving home, just put the spice ingredients together in 1 bag, so you have it all ready to add to the cider at the campsite.



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And read on to see the caramel version!


Recipe found at http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/hot-spiced-apple-cider/




4. Caramel Hot Chocolate


This is another hot chocolate recipe, but different enough from our earlier one – because of the addition of caramel. You can use the caramel that comes from a jar, but the better quality caramel sauces you get, the better the flavour!

Salted caramel sauce will give a different flavour again!

You need a saucepan for this recipe.



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Ingredients (for 6 serves, so amend for smaller groups)


1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup water
6 milk-chocolate-covered round caramels
6 cups milk

Method:

In a large saucepan combine sugar, cocoa powder, and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add caramel lollies; cook and stir until melted. Stir in milk. Heat through. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream (optional) and additional caramel lollies.

5. Warm Vanilla Milk


Maybe just before bedtime, this is the one to have! Helps everyone to go to sleep!


Ingredients:

4 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Optional: Ground cinnamon, for serving

Method:

Stir in a saucepan all the ingredients, and serve!


6. Nutty Irishman

 

This is also called Irish Coffee.

It combines the yummy drinks of Frangelico and Baileys!  Just make some good coffee and add the rest!

The quantities of alcohol you add of these will depend on your tastes.   But a good starting point is 1 ounce of each!


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7. Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa


When chocolate and peanut butter meet, it’s a taste sensation.


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We generally always have chocolate and peanut butter in our food box, so this one doesn’t take much planning!


Ingredients:

2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped (about 1 cup – alter to your chocolate preferences)
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


Method:

Warm milk and cream in a medium saucepan over a medium-low heat. Add chocolate, and whisk until melted and combined. Continue to warm mixture until thick, about 5 minutes. Whisk in peanut butter until smooth.

Serves 2-3 people.



8. Baileys and Toasted Marshmallows


We featured this before on the blog and it’s pretty good!

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Recipe here: http://www.gocampingaustraliablog.com/2013/10/marshmallows-and-baileys-camping-treat.html



9. Hot Caramel Apple Cider

 

This version is easy to make – I have seen a lot more complicated versions, but as you are camping, it’s best to err on the side of simplicity and fewer ingredients.



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Ingredients:


1 1/2 cups apple cider
1 1/2 tablespoons caramel sauce (the better the sauce, the better the flavour)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Method:

Combine apple cider, caramel, and vanilla into a saucepan.
Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until apple cider is hot and caramel has melted.


Alcoholic version: instead of the caramel sauce, you add caramel vodka.



With any drink involving alcohol, please drink responsibly.


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