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    Champurrado, or Chocolate Atole

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    10 mins

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    Valeria's Note:

    This hot chocolate is a breakfast beverage in southern Mexico. It's easy to make and kids love it. This is REAL Mexican hot chocolate.

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    • 1/3 cup masa harina flour
    • 3 cups water, mixed with
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 (3 ounce) disks mexican chocolate (Nestle's Abuelita and the Mexican Ibarra brands are commonly found in Spanish bodegas)


    1. 1
      In a mixing bowl combine the masa or masa harina with 1 cup of the water-milk mixture, stirring until smooth.
    2. 2
      In a medium saucepan combine the masa mixture, the remaining 4 cups water, and the salt.
    3. 3
      Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
    4. 4
      Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened to the consistency of thin cooked cereal, 15 to 20 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add the chocolate and continue to stir until melted and thoroughly combined.
    6. 6
      Optional: Remove from the heat and beat with a whisk, egg beater, handheld electric mixer, or a traditional wooden molinillo.
    7. 7
      Continue to whick until a thick froth forms on top.
    8. 8
      Pour into cups and spoon some foam on top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 21, 2007


      Very good and easy to make; my boyfriend and I have it with breakfast on the weekends. I do usually add a little vanilla, though. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    • on February 26, 2007


      This makes a great mug of hot chocolate. I switched the ratios of water and milk, because I was using skim milk (I thought it would be too thin otherwise), but I don't think it was necessary to do so. This is so rich and creamy! Thanks for sharing, Valeria.

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    Nutritional Facts for Champurrado, or Chocolate Atole

    Serving Size: 1 (234 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 195.9
    Calories from Fat 68
    Total Fat 7.6 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 11.3 mg
    Sodium 140.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 19.7 g
    Protein 4.2 g

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