Corn Atole (Sweet Corn and Milk Beverage)

This is one of the most popular beverages in Guatemala, and it can be made with yellow or white corn.  I learned how to make it using yellow corn, and you can choose to make it either with water or with milk.  I prefer to prepare it with milk, because it gets a more consistent and creamy texture, but it is up to you.   When you reach step 5 of the procedure, it is important that you stir the mixture all the time, otherwise it can curdle.

For those of you who are not familiar with corn atole, this is a traditional Central American hot beverage made from corn that is blended (raw) with a little water or milk, and then cooked with some sugar an cinnamon until it thickens up, resulting in a silky smooth beverage.  In Guatemala we especially like to drink this in the “cold” months at the end of the year.  We would love to hear about you trying our recipe!

Helga

Corn Atole (sweet corn and milk beverage)

Corn Atole (Sweet Corn and Milk Beverage)

A The Foodies’ Kitchen Original Recipe
Serves 4

Ingredients:
4  sweet yellow corn (raw)
4 cups milk or water ( I prefer milk)
½ cup of sugar (you can use more, if you prefer)
1 cinnamon stick
½ teaspoon salt

Procedure:

  1. Cut the grains off the corn , while they are raw.
  2. Place them in the blender, with 1 cup of milk or water.  Blend well and pass the mixture through a strainer.
  3. Once the mixture has been strained, add the cinnamon stick and the sugar.
  4. Add the remaining 3 cups of  milk or water and the salt.
  5. Cook over medium-low heat, let it come to a boil, stirring frequently in a counterclockwise motion until it starts to thicken up, about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with cooked corn kernels on top.  Serve while it’s hot.

Corn Atole (sweet corn and milk beverage)

Corn Atole (sweet corn and milk beverage)

Corn Atole (sweet corn and milk beverage)

Corn Atole (sweet corn and milk beverage)

Corn Atole (sweet corn and milk beverage)

Corn Atole (sweet corn and milk beverage)

Corn Atole (sweet corn and milk beverage)

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  1. El Cajón de las Especias

    Thursday September 5th, 2013 at 01:33 PM

    Nos encanta conocer cosas y comidas de otras culturas y con vuestro blog siempre es así.
    Esta bebida no la conocíamos pero seguro que nos gusta!!

    Saludos ‘especiados’

  2. Helga

    Saturday September 7th, 2013 at 01:58 PM

    Gracias por el comentario! Nos encanta saber que nuestras recetas guatemaltecas sean vistas en diferentes lugares. Ojalá puedan probar la receta, y les guste! Acabamos de subir un album en nuestra página de Facebook con enlaces a diferentes recetas guatemaltecas, para que puedan echar un vistazo.

    Saludos!

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