Mexican Food: Champurrado Drink Recipe

Mexican hot chocolate
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  • Total: 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)
475 Calories
25g Fat
47g Carbs
21g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)