Champurrado - Mexican Chocolate Atole Delight

By DK on Apr 03, 2008

Champurrado is a Chocolate Drink famous in Mexico. Atole is nothing but a cornstarch based drink. Chilled and servedUsually served warm (although I prefer it chilled)with a plate of Polvorenes con Canela would be a complete bliss.

I love this combo and so would you when you try this one. A v simple recipe which hardly takes any time and this along with the cookies can be simultaneously made and be done with in matter of 20-30min.

Champurrado is a Chocolate Drink famous in Mexico. Atole is nothing but a cornstarch based drink. Chilled and servedUsually served warm (although I prefer it chilled)with a plate of Polvorenes con Canela would be a complete bliss. I love this combo and so would you when you try this one. A v simple recipe which hardly takes any time and this along with the cookies can be simultaneously made and be done with in matter of 20-30min.
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp Masa Harina Flour ( remember Tortillas ? )
  • 2-3 squares of Mexican Chocolate ( or go for dark dutch types )
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp piloncillo ( available in Mexican Stores - or simply use dark brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder or 1 Canela (Mexican cinnamon stick)
Method
1

Mix the masa harina and cornstarch and add some water - abt 2-3 tbsp and mix well till lump free and well combines along with salt.

2

In a pan, heat the milk and water combined and when warm, add the chocolate and sugar and keep stirring till all the chocolate is melted and sugar combined.

3

Now add the flour mixture along with vanilla and cinnamon powder (if using) and keep stirring till it starts to thicken and get glossy. Usually masa harina flour takes a while to thicken unlike the usual flour mixture..so give it 10min.

4

Chill and serve with Canela..This is a heavenly drink and you can increase/decrease the chocolate/brown sugar mixture as per your taste. I reduced both considerably since I dont prefer anything too sweet. Njoy!

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17 Responses to “Champurrado – Mexican Chocolate Atole Delight”
  1. RosaMaria

    **CORRECTION** Atole IS a cornstarch based drink, CHAMPURRADO is masa-based. Sorry.

  2. RosaMaria

    You mention that atole is a cornstarch based drink. No, it’s not. And then the recipe calls for Masa Harina, which is dehydrated corn flour, which is actually the thickener used in authentic recipes for champurrado, though those call for MASA, fresh, please. I’d leave out the cornstarch. Just sayin’. :-)

  3. Afra

    ur recipies are realy cool!! 8) can pls post more recipies of other fruit juices lyk … carrot , avocado, banana..apricot etc.. i luv avocado….. :)

  4. DK

    Hi Gisselle I have updated with what I really meant to say. Thank you for pointing it out :)

  5. gisselle

    Champurrado is usually served warm.

  6. Andhra Flavors

    mouthwatering and refreshing drink.

  7. Kalai

    Masa harina in a drink? I had no idea that was done, but this looks so delectable! With those cookies, it would truly be heaven! :)

  8. Cynthia
  9. Nags

    looks absolutely delicious :)

  10. ms

    lovely use of mexican chocolate. Was really surprised to see Masa Harina in the list of ingredients too. Now i know what to do with the rest of the masa harina left sleeping in my pantry!

  11. Alpa

    i love this too! i make mine with Abuelita, but i don’t add sugar because i find this on the sweeter side already. they make it in the cantinas around here and they are served with piping hot churros. your photo is gorgeous!

  12. easycrafts

    Completely agree with Siri’s title for you…Its is a lovely, mouthwatering and refreshing drink, thanks for sending it to the event

  13. Namratha

    Whoa Whoa, I think I will have to take a crash course in Mexican cuisine to identify all of these ingredients….the drink looks too good not to go through that trouble… :)

  14. Dhivya

    wow!such a lovely drink:)))

  15. Divya Vikram

    The drink looks great..must be really refreshing..

  16. DK

    hehehehe…But u know what there were some moments when some ppl actually think I am mexican :(

    U know I luv to be known as an typical Indian #$%#$ %#%%%^# Lady! Dont want to say that aloud and get beaten up ;-) ..anyways

    I dont come up with names girl..I mean I do.,.but they are not for public hehehehe All the names are Authentic and Original and NOT mine :-)

    But knowing me so well..dont be surprised when I do come up with some :)

  17. Siri

    OMG, the drink looks so refreshing Dhivi… with the droplets of water.. lovely capture.. ok.. now u r officially a ‘Mexican Lady’ if u post few more recipes from Mexico…hehhee.. hey where did u get this name – ‘Champurrado’. Is is really there .. or u coined it?.. huh?..

    hehehe..

    Hugs,
    Siri

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