This is a recipe for another popular Christmas drink from Mexico. Atole is a light to thick (depending where you are in Mexico) drink made with corn meal (masa harina), sugar flavoured with cinnamon and vanilla.

Recipe for 4 people:
  • 5 cups of water or milk
  • 1/2 cup masa harina (corn meal)
  • 1/4 cup piloncillo
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 vanilla pod, opened and scraped
In a thick bottom sauce pan, mix well the masa harina and water (or milk) until smooth. Put on a gentle fire and start heating up the mixture. Then, add the piloncillo, vanilla pod and cinnamon and cook for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the consistency that you want to reach. Make sure to stir at all time.
Serve hot.

Gluten free, lactose free (if made with water), vegetarian, vegan, nut free, suitable for pregnant women.