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Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional Mexican chocolate drink."
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35 m servings 524
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Bring water, cinnamon stick, clove, and star anise to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat and allow spices to steep until water is fragrant, about 10 minutes. Strain.
  2. Heat milk, chocolate, and pinole in another saucepan over medium heat, whisking until chocolate is dissolved and liquid is thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add piloncillo; let rest until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes more. Pour cinnamon water into chocolate mixture and stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 524 calories; 3.9 63.3 3.4 7 276 Full nutrition

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i love the thickness of this drink. i simplified the recipe. i put masa flour, milk, water and cinnamon in saucepan. i stirred until just below boiling and then simmered until thick. i did not h...

This was delicious, but very thick. I will try it with just a half cup pinole (this was a pain to find; I went to a few mexican food stores)next time.

Champurrado is normally made with masa (corn flour) and that is what I used instead of pinole. I left out the anise since I don't care for it. Good recipe with those changes.

This was good...not as good as my grandmother to make. She was born and raised in Chihuahua and made the best champurrado ever! Something is missing from this recipe but I can't pin point it.

i tried thi and is very delicious

This was fantastic nice and thick as I remember. You can substitute cinnamon sticks for ground and brown sugar for the piloncillo or panels. Wonderful!

I followed the recepie and it's was ..just a bit lumpy. But had great taste.

I made this today as a test run before the holidays and it came out just how I like it, thick!! I omitted the clove and star anise as I didn’t think they were needed and I was right. I will have...

Muy bien It was a little bland but we liked it and we think our class will too.