Chocolate Atole


A wonderful, rich, thick drink. Like a cross between hot cocoa and pudding. Can never remember my tweaks to this recipe, so decided to post it. Officially called champurrado, but I call it what I can pronounce.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
3 cups


  • 1 cup cold water

  • ¼ cup masa harina

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup evaporated milk

  • 1 (2 ounce) bar dark chocolate, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk water and masa harina together in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Add milk and cinnamon. Continue stirring until thick and bubbly. Add evaporated milk, chocolate, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Cook and stir until chocolate and sugar are just melted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into mugs. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 230mg 18%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 292mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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