Mexican Chocolate Atole

Mexican Chocolate Atole

Mexican Chocolate Atole is a perfect way to warm up on a chilly fall day. It’s like Cocoa Puffs cereal in hot chocolate form!



Level: Easy

Serves: 4


  • ½ cups Masa Harina Para Tortillas
  • 3 cups Water (plus More As Needed)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3-½ ounces, weight Milk Chocolate, Broken Into Pieces
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Salt


In a large saucepan, add masa over medium heat. Immediately add the water in a slow stream, constantly whisking to avoid clumps. Bring to a simmer and whisk in milk, chocolate, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt until chocolate has melted, about 1 minute.

Lower heat and return to a simmer. Continue whisking constantly for 5 minutes. Thin with additional water if needed. Froth with a whisk and ladle into mugs. Serve immediately.

Recipe from Serious Eats.

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