Mexican Hot Chocolate Atole | RECIPE

To pair with my mom's authentic Mexican tamales recipe, I have here her recipe for Mexican Atole. Atole is a hot cornflour drink that usually accompanies tamales. Some people may call this champurrado as opposed to atole but in my opinion champurrado is really just chocolate flavored atole.


Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of water
  • 10 half cones of brown sugar a.k.a. piloncillo OR 2 full size cones
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of corn flour (Maseca)
  • 1 additional cup of water
  • 1 Mexican hot chocolate tablet (ex. ABUELITA or IBARRA Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink Tablets)
Directions:

1. Simmer milk, water and the cinnamon stick together. Add piloncillo and stir until completely dissolved.

2. Mix 1 cup of water with the 1/2 cup of corn flour. You can sieve this little mixture into the milk mixture for a smoother blend.


3. Let the mixture come to a boil so it all thickens and then simmer for 15 minutes. All done, enjoy with your tamales!