Hot Drinks for the Trail

It’s so great to have something hot to drink when you’re out on the trail, especially on those cool days. Nothing beats the joy of sipping on a nice, warm drink while sitting, cozied up in a sleeping bag. Here are some comfy and delicious recipes to warm up your day or night in the wilderness.

 

PINA COLADA LATTE

Hot Drinks for the Trail

You’ll need:

2 tbsp coconut milk powder

1 tsp full cream milk powder

1/2 tsp cocoa powder

1 tsp instant coffee

Sugar to taste

At home:

Mix all the ingredients in a small plastic bag.

On trail:

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.

Pour pina colada mixture into a mug.

Mix to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of hot water.

Add the rest of the water and whisk for 20 seconds.

Serves 1 – 5 min – 28g/0.990z – 133kCal

 

REALLY HOT CHOCOLATEHot Drinks for the Trail

You’ll need:

1 tsp cocoa powder

2 tsp sugar

1 tbsp grated dark chocolate

2 tbsp full cream milk powder

½ tsp corn flour

Pinch of salt

Small pinch of cayenne pepper

At home:

Mix all of the ingredients in a small plastic bag.

On trail:

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.

Pour hot chocolate mixture into a mug.

Mix to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of hot water.

Add the rest of the water and whisk for 20 seconds.

Serves 1 – 5 min – 43g/1.520z – 190kCal

 

DRIED FRUIT COMPOTEHot Drinks for the Trail

You’ll need:

1/2 cup dried fruit mix (prunes, apricots, figs, peaches, etc.)

2 whole cloves

1 cinnamon stick

1 tsp sugar

At home:

Combine all the ingredients in a plastic bag.

On trail:

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a pot.

Pour in dried fruits, spices and sugar. Simmer while stirring for about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 10 minutes.

Leave to cool before serving.

Serves 1 – 20 min – 89g/3.140z – 253kCal

 

Looking for more delicious camping recipes from Tanya? Check out her articles here.

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