atole de elote

Atole de Elote is a delicious traditional Mexican drink usually enjoyed warm. This is a comforting beverage that is excellent on a cold day paired with tamales!

Let’s get started!

- corn - cinnamon stick - piloncillo - whole milk - cornstarch  - vanilla extract - milk - cornstarch

Ingredients Needed

Using whole milk adds a creamy texture, but you can make this dairy-free by using almond or oat milk.

*Quick Tip!*

In a small pot add cinnamon, water, and piloncillo to simmer for 3 minutes. 


Add the corn and 2 cups milk to a blender and blend until smooth. Then strain it directly into the small pot, and 1 cup milk, and vanilla extract. 


Make a cornstarch slurry by whisking together the cornstarch with the remaining 1 cup of milk. Slowly pour it into the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.


Remove the cinnamon stick from the pot and serve in your favorite mug! 


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Isabel Orozco-Moore