Browse by Cuisine
- Cajun Creole
- Southern US
Atole is a traditional Mexican beverage made from masa, a type of cornmeal dough, and typically flavored with cinnamon. It is usually served hot, and can be found in a variety of flavors, both savory and sweet.
Atole has been consumed in Mexico for centuries, and its origins can be traced back to the pre-Hispanic era. The Aztecs and Maya peoples made a beverage called atolli, which was similar to atole. Atolli was made from masa and flavored with chocolate, vanilla, or other spices.
Atole was also mentioned in the famous Aztec document, the Florentine Codex. In the Codex, atole is described as a nourishing and delicious drink that was enjoyed by all classes of society.
When making atole, the most important tip is to take your time. Atole is best when cooked slowly and stirred constantly. Make sure to add the right amount of corn flour and let it cook until it reaches the desired thickness. Adding vanilla extract will give it a unique flavor and aroma, while adding a pinch of salt will help to bring out the natural sweetness. It also helps to add a pinch of cinnamon to give it a unique flavor. Lastly, be sure to use fresh ingredients and serve the atole while it's still warm.
Jump to: Ingredient Breakdown Insights
|masa harina para tortilla|
|dark brown sugar|
|mexican vanilla extract|
|dehydrated beet powder|
|plant based milk|
|star anise pod|
|orange orange zest|