Champurrado is a deliciously hot and thick Mexican drink made of chocolate and masa harina. Masa harina is what thickens the drink. It is perfect for the colder months. We’ve been drinking it a lot these last couple of days. It always warms us right up. I love hot chocolate drinks and this is probably my favorite because of the unique taste the masa harina gives it.
I remember when I first tried champurrado. It was years ago in the parking lot of a laundromat. As I was getting ready to go in a Mexican lady came up to me and asked if I would like to buy some tamales and champurrado. She only charged a few dollars so I figured why not. Although I was a little hesitant because she was selling these foods out of the back of her vehicle. I tried it anyways and I loved it! It’s a lot like hot chocolate but more filling.
This drink is perfect for breakfast because it really fills you up and warms you up before starting your day. It’s also yummy during any other time of the day. Some recipes call for piloncillo but I know not everyone can easily find it in their local grocery stores so I used brown sugar in this recipe which works just as well.
I find that it is really important to mix the masa harina with cold water. If you pour hot water in it, lumps of masa will form and that’s not what you want. Other than that, it is so easy and quick to make so go ahead and give it a try! Also let me know if you liked it in the comments below.