Mexican Food: Champurrado Drink Recipe

Mexican hot chocolate
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups (3 servings)
Ratings (12)

There is nothing better than a warm chocolate beverage to warm you up on a chilly morning. This Mexican favorite is flavored with anise and sweetened with piloncillo.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups water (warm)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup masa harina (or 1/3 cup nixtamal)
  • 1 disk Mexican chocolate (chopped)
  • 3 ​cones piloncillo (1 ounce each; chopped)
  • Optional: 1 pinch of ground anise seed

How to Make It

  1. In a large pot, whisk masa harina into the warm water until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add milk, chocolate, piloncillo and anise.
  3. Bring to a simmer and whisk with a molinillo (a special tool to whip the drink) until chocolate is melted and sugar is dissolved.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 475
Total Fat 25 g
Saturated Fat 14 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Sodium 97 mg
Carbohydrates 47 g
Dietary Fiber 13 g
Protein 21 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)