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 Culture & Traditions

Atole

Beverage

Atole, word that comes from the Aztec -Nahuatl atolli,  is a traditional hot drink made with masa dough. Chocolate flavored atole is known as champurrado. Atole is frequently served to accompany tamales.

4 servings

5 oz. tortilla- masa dough
2 tbsp. cornstarch
3 cups milk
3 cups water
7 oz sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp vanilla extract

Dissolve the dough  in the water. Strain the mixture, add the cinnamon sticks, and heat.

When boiling add the milk, sugar, cornstarch.  and vanilla. Let it boil, stirring constantly until it thickens.

If too thick, add milk to achieve preferred consistency. Remove cinnamon stick and serve.

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