November 30, 2012
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.
- 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
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!
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