Champurrado is a thick Mexican chocolate drink thickened with masa or corn flour, sweetened with piloncillo and spiced with cinnamon. It's served during Mexican holidays, and sometimes even as a main breakfast dish.
Keyword: Atole Drink, Chocolate Drink
Author: Lori Alcalá
Molinillo ( Mexican wooden whisk)
2ozs.piloncilloor ½ cup sugar
6 ½ozs.Mexican chocolate2 tablets
1 ⅓cupmasaor ¾ cups corn flour
Place the masa in a large bowl and cover with 2 cups of warm water. With a fork, mash the masa and then begin whisking the mixture until the masa is dissolved and the liquid is smooth, not grainy.If you have a blender, you can speed up this step by blending on high speed for about 30 seconds. Pour the masa mixture back in the bowl if using a blender, and reserve.
Pour six cups of water into a pot and add the piloncillo. Add the cinnamon stick and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low.
Using a whisk or molinillo, a Mexican wooden whisk, stir until the piloncillo has melted—about 10 minutes.
Once the piloncillo has dissolved, add the chocolate tablets to the pot. Mix until the chocolate melts.
Next, pour the masa mixture into the pot. Increase the temperature to high heat and stir constantly for about 5 minutes.