Our Favorite Backpacker Hot Chocolate
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Our Favorite Backpacker Hot Chocolate

There is something about a warm cup of hot cocoa after a long day outside... and we all know food & drink tastes better while you’re out camping or backpacking. This recipe is so convenient you can take it wherever you go, whether it’s a log cabin or a tent, this is a do-able recipe that will warm you up in seconds! Pro-tip: prepare your hot chocolate mixture the night before you take off and put it in a small plastic baggie for easy access once you arrive at your destination! This recipe makes 3 servings once put into a zip lock bag.


  1. 1.5 or 2 cup powdered sugar (depending how bitter or sweet you prefer)
  2. 1 cup of cocoa powder
  3. ¼ tbsp of salt
  4. ¼ tbsp cinnamon
  5. Hot Water
  6. Marshmallows (Optional)


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together and store in a reusable container to pack on trip
  2. Boil water. We love using the Halulite Tea Kettle if you're base camping, or the Pinnacle Soloist Set if you are backpacking. 
  3. Mix 5 tbsp of hot chocolate mix into a 1 cup of boiling water and enjoy with your favorite GSI mug!

Our favorite GSI cups to bring with us while exploring: 

Infinity Backpacker Mug 

This handy mug is unbelievably lightweight and insulated for all your warm beverages. It comes equipped witha cloth wrapped insulated sleeve, making it easy to hold.


Enamel 12 FL. OZ. Cup

Classy, timeless and durable, the enamelware Cup will stand  up to heavy wear and tear, and look great while doing it!


Glacier Stainless Camp Mug

Our go to for whatever your drink of choice is alongside any meal, this mug gets the job done. The Sip-It lid ensures you won’t spill any precious cargo.


Microlite 500 Flip

A great option for when you want something you can take on the go, or ensure is completely spill proof. Our Microlite 500 Flip is vacuum sealed and will keep your drink warm for hours!