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Atole De Elote

Broaden your horizons past the hot chocolate, and try this creamy hot corn beverage!


2 cups water

6 fresh corn

⅔ cup sugar

2 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoon water (to dissolve cornstarch)

4 cups milk

ground cinnamon (optional – for topping)


Boil 1 cup water and cinnamon stick for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, shave down the sides of the corn and remove the kernels.

Repeat with remaining corn ears.

Reserve ½ cup of kernels.

Add corn kernels to a blender along with 1 cup of water.

Blend until smooth.

Strain the mixture into the stock pot with the cinnamon.

Add the sugar and reserved corn kernels.

Dissolve the cornstarch with 2 tablespoon water.

Add the milk and the cornstarch mixture.

Reduce heat to medium-low.

Cook for 20 minutes, stirring constantly.

You don't want it to stick to the bottom.

Pour into cups.

Dust with ground cinnamon (optional) and enjoy!

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