Warm Up With Wood-Fired Cocoa

December 07, 2016

As the winter cold rolls in, there is nothing better than warming up with a nice hot drink. When we're in need of a great warm drink we look to our friend Emma Frisch. She is one of the founders of FireLight (and a former Food Network Star finalist!). She also happens to have a killer hot chocolate recipe with a kick. It is perfect to sip on while adventuring during winter.   

Aztec Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows

Yield: About 5 servings
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 2-3 minutes

Before leaving home, mix together the cocoa ingredients in a Ziploc bag, including the mini marshmallows. This recipe is made with warming spices appropriate for nights under starry skies. Mini marshmallows help temper the heat from the cayenne, but the extra punch is of course optional.


Powdered milk - 2 1/2 cups (replace with powder soy milk)

Confectioners sugar - 2 cups

Unsweetened cocoa mix - 1 cup

Sea salt - 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon

Cayenne (optional) - A pinch

Water - 5 cups

Mini marshmallows - Half a handful per camper

Peppermint sticks - 1 per camper


  1. Fire up the BioLite CampStove with the KettlePot attachment.
  2. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Fill your mug to the halfway line with cocoa mix. Use a peppermint stick to stir in the water and dissolve the mix, making a luxurious dessert beverage.
  4. Garnish with mini marshmallows.

To see more photos of Emma's impressive cooking, check out her full blog post here.