Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage

Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage

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5 min.
17 min.
10 Servings

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.


  • 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)
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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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Mexican milk beverage good for breakfast.

A nice warm breakfast drink for cold winter mornings.

- Christine Hanson from Eagle River, AK


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!!!

- Dolores Sexton from Saint Charles, MO

This is a very good recipe.

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.

- Ana Korthase from LAS VEGAS, NV

great !

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

- pearl sanchez from lewiston, ME

atole Mexican milk

So surprising- so simple and very good!!!


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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