Recipe by Elmotoo
This Mexican masa harina/chocolate drink is primarily served with celebratory meals and tamales, though it is also a comfort food in the morning, served with spicy things or given to kids to drink.
Top Review by Mia in Germany
Utterly delicious! The masa harina makes such a special flavour and texture. For the milk I used almond milk, and I used a piloncillo for sugar which I dissolved in the hot milk. Really easy, and soooo goood :) Thanks for posting!!
Made for ZWT 8 /Mexico for the Lively Lemon Lovelies
- 6 cups whole milk
- 1 cup masa harina (corn flour)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, grated
- 1 cinnamon stick
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat the milk and chocolate in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve the chocolate.
- When chocolate is completely dissolved, remove from the heat and set aside to keep warm.
- Mix the masa harina with the water in another saucepan; place over low heat, add the cinnamon stick, and cook until the mixture has thickened and the masa becomes translucent.
- Add the chocolate milk and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar and simmer for a few minutes.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and serve the champurrado hot in cups or mugs.