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Backpacker Magazine – February 2006

5-Minute Meals: Cups Of Cold-Weather Comfort

Four new recipes for belly-warming campfire drinks

by: Buck Tilton, BACKPACKER Contributing Editor


©Mitch Mandel; styling by Melissa DeMayo

Late-Night Ginger Mocha

2 cups water
2 teaspoons Postum
2 packets instant hot cocoa (skip the flavored type)
2 tablespoons instant nonfat powdered milk
½ teaspoon or so ground ginger, to taste
Pinch of nutmeg

At home Mix Postum, cocoa, milk, ginger, and nutmeg in a zipper-lock bag. Using caffeine-free Postum--a wheat-based, coffee-flavored beverage--makes this an ideal evening alternative to coffee, especially for light sleepers, and the ginger adds a unique flavor while settling your stomach and relaxing your mind. Tip: This drink tastes best when the ratio of ingredients is exact; to ensure great flavor in every cup, carry additional servings in their own individual bags.
In camp Boil water, let cool a minute or two, then pour into mug with dry mix. (Hot-chocolate manufacturers say boiling water can burn powdered cocoa, which can result in a slightly bitter drink.) Serves 1.



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JOHN LOCKE
Mar 30, 2010

UP HERE IN CANADA,WE JUST MIX OUR
COFFEE OR HOT CHOCOLATE WITH
BAILEYS IRISH CREAM OR JAMAICAN
SANGSTERS CREAM. ENJOY

Ariel
Mar 22, 2010

Great recipe! Postum was actually discontinued in 2007, but you can buy either Pero or Cafix as a substitute.

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