Chocolate Atole, Mexican Hot Chocolate
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Chocolate Atole, Mexican Hot Chocolate ~ this delicious and spicy drinking chocolate is so thick and rich you'll need a spoon!
- 1½ cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 anise star
- ⅛ cup masa harina
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tablet Mexican chocolate (about 3 oz)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Bring the water, cinnamon stick and anise to a simmer in a saucepan. Turn off the heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
- Remove the spices and turn the heat back on under the saucepan. Whisk in the masa harina, and when it is combined, add the milk, chocolate and sugar.
- Cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat, whisking often. The mixture will come to a boil and thicken, When it is thick and smooth, pour in mugs. You will need a spoon!