Corn Atole is a traditional Central American hot beverage. In Guatemala at 3:00 p.m., everyone goes out to get their "atole de elote" along with tamales or tostadas at a nearby food stand. If you like more cinnamon flavor, sprinkle with some ground cinnamon and savor this hot, comforting drink.
- 3 cans (15.25 oz. each) sweet whole kernel corn (about 4 cups) undrained, divided; reserve 1/4 cup kernels for garnish
- 2 1/2 cups water, divided
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
PLACE one can of corn with its liquid and 1/2 cup water in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour through fine mesh strainer into large saucepan, pressing pulp against mesh to release liquid. Discard solids. Repeat with remaining cans of corn and 1 cup water.
STIR in sugar, cinnamon stick and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; stir occasionally.
BRING evaporated milk and remaining 1 cup water to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir milk mixture into corn mixture; remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick. Pour into mugs. Garnish each serving with reserved corn kernels.
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Corn Atole :)
Wow! a must-try I remember atole from years ago and what a treat! It may look unusual but you must taste this, it is super.
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