Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage

Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage
Makes:
10
Prep Time:
5
minutes
Total Time:
17
minutes
based on 37 reviews
6

Dietary Considerations:

Vegetarian
Atole is the historic name in Mexico for this delicious and popular beverage. Made with
masa harina, evaporated milk and sweetened with sugar, this rich and satisfying drink is flavored with vanilla and cinnamon.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • 4 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup masa harina (Mexican corn masa mix)
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

PLACE 3 cups water and masa harina in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour through fine mesh sieve into medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Discard solids. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently with wire whisk, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

STIR in evaporated milk, remaining water, sugar, vanilla extract and 3 cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Remove cinnamon sticks. Serve warm sprinkled with ground cinnamon.


Reviews:

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Warm and wonderful

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Carolyn Devine from Highland, CA

This made a lovely warming drink for the kids when they came in from the cold. At first I was hesitant to make it with Masa, but tried it anyway with wonderful results. I added chocolate chips for a little extra depth. Very good.

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    Mexican milk beverage good for breakfast.

    Christine Hanson from Eagle River, AK

    A nice warm breakfast drink for cold winter mornings.

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    Lola

    Dolores Sexton from Saint Charles, MO

    My mother used to make this recipe with oats instead of the masaharina,when I was a little girl, for us kids before school on cold winter mornings, we loved it. I have also made it for my own kids when they were little. It really brings back many fond memories. Substitute approx 1 cup of quick cooking oats for the masaharina. DELICIOUS!!!

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    This is a very good recipe.

    Ana Korthase from LAS VEGAS, NV

    This is a very good recipe. I've been serving it almost daily to my new boyfriend. Please let it be know that this recipe is also a Guatemalan recipe, not just Mexican.

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    great !

    pearl sanchez from lewiston, ME

    My husband is spanish and we enjoyed it greatly. It's nice to find recipes that are enjoyable to the whole family.

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    atole Mexican milk

    LUISA GASCO - SOBOLESK from SOUTHINGTON, CT

    So surprising- so simple and very good!!!

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    Atole-Mexican Milk Beverage

    LEISA DICKENS from KINGSPORT, TN

    This is very delicious and easy to make. My family loved it. Will have it again. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Atole

    tray sayama from SAN JOSE, CA

    This was a bit interesting. I never tried a beverage with masa harina in it. But, after buying a 5lb package of masa harina, I went searching for a recipe (other than tamales) using the ingredient- and found this. It was fantastic!

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    good

    Carine Nadel from LAGUNA HILLS, CA

    This was very interesting, easy to make and tasty.

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    Good as the original

    Mariana Cisneros from BERWYN, IL

    This recipe is different, maybe because is more richer in taste. In addition, this is great.

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    Atole-Mexican Milk Beverage

    Jane Evenson from MAPLE FALLS, WA

    Very easy and delicious to make.The children love it.

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    Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage

    Soni Knappp from Middlesex, VT

    This is interesting....because I've never tasted a milk drink made with evaporated milk. I am learning to use evaporated milk more in my recipes--all due to this website! I grew up using it only for baby formula...kinda lets you know that I'm older than I look! It's delicious!!

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    Atole

    Lupe Rivera from El Paso, TX

    This is the best I've had since my Mom made it long ago! She used fresh milk, but I prefer the Carnation. Sure brings back memories..Will be passing this recipe to my own adult sons.

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    My mom's atole

    DEBBIE LEWANDOWSKI from houston, TX

    My mom used to make this......its delicous.

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    Excellent Chocolate Drink

    Rudi Voigt from Inkster, MI

    I haven't tasted anything so good in many years, my grandmother used to make things like that. She taught me to bake and to this day I love to bake. If you love cocoa, then you need to try this...sweet chocolate. The taste tells it all. I definitely will make more, the family loves it too. Thank You for this recipe.

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    Love this

    Sandra Gray from Cleveland, OH

    This is an easy recipe to make and delicious too.

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    DELIGHTFUL AND DIFFERENT

    Kerry Malpica from Markleville, IN

    I was hesitating about the mesa but after making the drink and serving it to a group one night, it was a hit!

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    Mexican Milk Beverage

    Diane Thompson from Biloxi, MS

    Initially I was thrown off by having corn meal in my drink...and it was a little lumpy... but absolutely delicious. Wish I had more!

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    Atole

    PENNY BROWN from lake havasu city, AZ

    I have tried several versions of this Mexican Milk beverage made different ways and I find this one to far exceed the others that I have tried. This is an excellent recipe.

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    This is excellent!

    Jeri Haley from Tenino, WA

    I've had this years ago made by my step-mom. She came from Mexico and she used to make this for us when we'd come to visit. I never learned to make it and never got the recipe (she didn't speak much English at the time). So I was so excited when I saw the recipe. I just finished making the drink and it is a little more time consuming that I expected, but is still just as delicious as I remembered! Was a very interesting recipe to put together and well worth the effort. The cinnamon sticks make the drink nice flavor of cinnamon and then sprinkling on top just adds more flavor. Very filling, a comfort drink, a good dunking beverage. A good drink before bed. Makes you very relaxed and sleepy. We loved the drink and I'll be making more of it especially during the colder evenings. Thanks for the recipe. Brings back many memories. An excellent recipe. I will definitely add this one to my 'collection'.

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    Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage

    Betty Barrett from oakhurst, CA

    This was not good to me.

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    Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage

    dave wilder from boone, NC

    I could not find masa harina in the local stores, so I used a can of sweet corn, liquid included. Also changed the sugar to turbinado. I'm not sure if mine tastes like the original, but a hot cup sure hits the spot on a cold morning.

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    Warm and wonderful

    Carolyn Devine from Highland, CA

    This made a lovely warming drink for the kids when they came in from the cold. At first I was hesitant to make it with Masa, but tried it anyway with wonderful results. I added chocolate chips for a little extra depth. Very good.

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    Atole

    Elvira Sain from San Antonio, TX

    As ayoung child in Mexico my mom fixed atole in the winter we did not use evaporated milk so Idecided to make it using carnation evaporated milk and is delicious yum yum my grand- children love it, sometimes I melt one cup of chocolate chips into the hot atole and turns to champurrado awsome.

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    Atole

    Carole Finney from Harrisville, OH

    This reminds me a tad of eggnog. Delicious.

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    Very good

    Raynell Key from Oklaunion, TX

    This is a very good drink.It is also exceptionally easy to make. Has a smooth and creamy texture that will be a big hit with everyone. Better than coffee.

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    Atole Mexicano

    B CASTILLO from Houston, TX

    So easy to make. You can also add a little chocolate to make it even tastier. So wonderful with tamales. Reminds me of my childhood trips to Mexico during the holidays.

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    Delicious

    Alexandra Lohmeyer from Post Falls, ID

    This is my favorite mexican drink. I like it more than the Horchata. It is really good with tamales.

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    Good for Cinco de Mayo

    melissa claus from alice, TX

    This is a wonderfully tasty and relatively easy recipe to make to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, May 5th. What a wonderful way to explore a different culture with your family and friends!

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    Fantastico!

    mary tingblad from minnetonka, MN

    I actually have a couple of old molineros (I think that's what they are called), that were used to make drinks such as this in Mexico! I had to try it the modern way first, but I'll give it a try the old-fashioned way soon! Fantastico!

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    Mexican Milk Beverage

    Jenny Patasius from West Bend, WI

    This is awesome!!

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    EASY TO MAKE; GREAT TO EAT!

    Karen Rhyne from Shelby, NC

    This was a great recipe. It was easy to make, and the finished product was simply delightful. I was surprised with the ease of preparation. It also didn't take long at all, and everyone wanted more than I had made. Make this recipe today; you won't be disappointed!

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    Great

    bianca trevizo from las vegas, NV

    I just loved this beverage.

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    Different

    Lauri Hudson from Virginia Beach, VA

    This was a nice change of pace for a evening drink. I did swap the sugar out with a sugar substitute to make it even more low-cal and was very impressed. I like to try things before I make them for dinner guest and this will be something I will be serving at a dinner party next week.

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    Good

    Mary-Chris Lundy from Watertown, NY

    Nicer drink when it is warmed, and added Kalua

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    Mexican Milk Beverage

    D. Riley from Amarillo, TX

    This is a wonderful drink. Something different to try during the holidays or when entertaining.

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    Mexican Milk Drink

    Donna Trask from Winter Haven, FL

    Very unusual drink and very tastey.

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    Atole Mexicano

    Rosie Tello-Diaz from Austin, TX

    It was wonderful to find your recipe for this Mexican drink that I grew up drinking as a child in Mexico. Your version is a lot simpler than the one my family used to prepare. What I like is that you use modern gadgets like the blender which one would not use normally to prepare this drink. In Mexico people use several different flavorings for Atole, like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry. Try it, it is good!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10 

  • Calories: 215
  • Calories from Fat: 43
  • Total Fat: 4.8g (7% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7g (14% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 17mg (6% of DV)
  • Sodium: 84mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 37.3g (12% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 20g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Vitamin A: 7% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 3% of DV
  • Calcium: 27% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage

Ingredients

  • 4 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup masa harina (Mexican corn masa mix)
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)

 

Directions

PLACE 3 cups water and masa harina in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour through fine mesh sieve into medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Discard solids. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently with wire whisk, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

STIR in evaporated milk, remaining water, sugar, vanilla extract and 3 cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Remove cinnamon sticks. Serve warm sprinkled with ground cinnamon.

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