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)
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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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!
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