November 30, 2012

Abuelita’s Guave Atole

Abuelita’s Guave Atole

Atole is a traditional hot drink from Mexico and a real holiday treat! Usually accompanied with tamales, this seasonal favorite is made from corn and is sometimes flavored. Try this tropical twist on the traditional delight.

 

Ingredients

 

- 5 tablespoons of cornstarch

 

- 1 cup of cold water

 

- 3 quarts of water

 

- 1 cinnamon stick (about 2 inches long)

 

- 2 cups of sugar, or to taste

 

- 3 cups of fresh guava (600 grams)

 

- A pinch of baking soda

 

- 1 cup of water

 

-3 cans of evaporated milk

 

Preparation

 

1. Dissolve the cornstarch in the cup of cold water.

 

2. Boil the 3 quarts of water in a large saucepan with the cinnamon. Stir in the dissolved cornstarch and let it boil for 4 more minutes on medium heat. Keep stirring.

 

3. Stir in the sugar and mix well.

 

4. In a blender, puree the guava with one cup of water until it is a liquid. Strain the liquid into the boiling saucepan. Add the baking soda and let it boil for 5 more minutes. Stir continuously.

 

5. Now that the guava is cooked, slowly add the evaporated milk to the saucepan while stirring for at least 3 more minutes.

 

6. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

 

What did you think of this flavored atole recipe? Share your comments with us!

 

Never had atole? Maybe your grandma prepared ponche instead. Look at the recipe here!

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