Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage

Atole is the historic name in Mexico for this delicious and popular beverage. Made with
masa harina, evaporated milk and sweetened with sugar, this rich and satisfying drink is flavored with vanilla and cinnamon.

Atole - Mexican Milk Beverage
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  • 4 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup masa harina (Mexican corn masa mix)
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)


PLACE 3 cups water and masa harina in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour through fine mesh sieve into medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Discard solids. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently with wire whisk, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened.

STIR in evaporated milk, remaining water, sugar, vanilla extract and 3 cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Remove cinnamon sticks. Serve warm sprinkled with ground cinnamon.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 4.8g 7%
  • Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
  • Cholesterol 17mg 6%
  • Sodium 84mg 3%
  • Carbohydrates 37.3g 12%
  • Dietary Fiber .5g 2%
  • Vitamin A 7%
  • Vitamin C 3%
  • Calcium 27%
  • Iron 10%
  • Sugars 20g
  • Protein 6.4g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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