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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!


serves 2

Total time

0 minutes




  • 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


  1. Bring the water, cinnamon stick and anise to a simmer in a saucepan. Turn off the heat and let steep for 10 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

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