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Champurrado: Mexican Hot Chocolate Beverage

Try this sweet and nutritious Mexican beverage: Champurrado! With its combination of chocolate and cinnamon, it is a delicious way to warm you up on a cold day.

Champurrado:  Mexican Hot Chocolate Beverage
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  • Makes
    servings (8 oz. each)
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  • 12 cups water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups masa harina (Mexican corn masa mix)
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar or 2 large (6 ounces each) piloncillo cones (Mexican brown sugar)
  • 1 to 4 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


COMBINE 8 cups water and cinnamon in large saucepan. Bring to a boil.

PLACE remaining water and flour in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture through fine mesh sieve into cinnamon-water mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly with wire whisk, for 6 to 7 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

STIR in sugar, chocolate and vanilla extract. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted and flavors are blended. Remove cinnamon sticks. Pour into mugs.