How to make Atole at home! This warm Mexican drink combines cinnamon, piloncillo, and masa harina for a creamy warming cup of comfort. Use plant-based milk for a vegan alternative. Great for breakfast, a snack, or lovely way to wind down at the end of the day.
Simmer milk mixture. Combine milk, water, piloncillo, canela, and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and whisk to dissolve piloncillo.
Add masa harina. Slowly add masa harina while whisking constantly with a wire whisk. Continue whisking until mixture is smooth and has thickened slightly, about 2-3 minutes.
Enjoy! Ladle into mugs and enjoy.
If atole is lumpy or you’d like to get rid of the canela pieces, you can strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer before drinking.