Champurrado (Chocolate Atole)

READY IN: 20mins
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

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the milk and chocolate in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve the chocolate.
  2. When chocolate is completely dissolved, remove from the heat and set aside to keep warm.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the chocolate milk and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar and simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Remove the cinnamon stick and serve the champurrado hot in cups or mugs.

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