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Atole (c)2005 Chelsie Kenyon licensed to About.com

A thick drink similar to an American hot cereal. It is made with masa and sometimes topped with fruit.


  • 1/3 cup masa harina blended with 1/4 cup warm water in blender
  • 3 cups water
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar or piloncillo
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or one one vanilla bean
  • 1/2 cup pureed fruit (optional)


Heat all ingredients (except for any toppings you may be using) in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat while stirring. Bring to a simmer and continue to stir frequently for 20-25 minutes until thickened. If used, remove the cinnamon stick and/or vanilla bean. Pour into mugs or thick glasses. Warm fruit puree in a small saucepan and drizzle on top of Atole. Serves 2-3
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 5 out of 5
best atole, Member jemica

we tried this recipe , and use some crushed pineapple and it was great

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