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!