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A thick, fruity Mexican hot chocolate.
Make and share this Atole recipe from Food.com.
- Place the 1/4 cup hot water and the masa into the jar of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a medium sized saucepan. Scrape the seeds of the vanilla bean into the pan and add the cinnamon stick. Stir mixture until it begins to thicken.
- Add the piloncillo or sugar/molasses combination and continue to stir vigorously until the sugar is dissolved. Remove mixture from the heat. Slowly add the whole milk.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and add the pureed fruit and return to your heat source until mixture is warmed through. Remove the vanilla bean and serve hot.