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    Champurrado (Mexican Chocolate Beverage)

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    Thick and chocolate-y! It's traditional to use a special whisk called a molinollo to mix the ingredients.

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    • 4 ounces mexican chocolate (this is called Ibarra chocolate, about 2 "discs")
    • 2 1/2 cups water
    • 2 1/2 cups milk
    • 7 ounces masa harina
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (Mexican panocha sugar, also known as piloncillo is what I use for this recipe)


    1. 1
      NOTE: If Mexican chocolate is unavailable, you can substitute by mixing 4 ounces of dark bitter chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids) with 1/4 cup ground almonds, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Process in food processor to fine powder.
    2. 2
      Grind the chocolate to a fine powder. I use a cheese grater to grate the chocolate first then whirl the chocolate in a clean coffee mill.
    3. 3
      Put the milk and water in a heavy saucepan, heat on medium, and gradually stir in the masa harina until a smooth paste is formed. Use a molinollo or a wire whisk for frothing the liquid.
    4. 4
      Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to an almost boil, stirring constantly untl the frothy drink thickens.
    5. 5
      Stir in the powdered chocolate, then add the sugar. Serve immediately. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 24, 2011

      I'm not going to give this a starred review because it was my first time trying it and I made some changes. I made a half recipe, using bittersweet chocolate, ground almonds and Splenda brown sugar blend. I weighed my masa harina to 3.5oz and it came out to just under a cup...I think this was a mistake because the end result ended up very thick like porridge and I had to double the liquids and could have tripled them. I also added regular Splenda and extra cinnamon. It ended up lightly sweet, tasting of masa harina and not much else. I couldn't barely taste the chocolate. Anyways, I'm glad I finally got to try it and look forward to trying it at a Mexican restaurant this winter. Freddy Cat says hi! Made for the Photo tag game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Champurrado (Mexican Chocolate Beverage)

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 284.7
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    Cholesterol 14.2 mg
    Sodium 56.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 17.5 g
    Protein 7.1 g

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