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Atole de Fresa (Strawberry Atole)

With Fall quickly approaching I thought I’d share this amazing atole de fresa recipe. This delicious strawberry flavored atole is just what you need to warm you up during the cold mornings and nights.

atole de fresa

If there ever was a perfect drink for winter atole is it.

It will warm you up and help keep you full.

What is atole de fresa?

Atole is a Mexican beverage that is made from masa harina.

atole de fresa is flavored with a strawberry puree.

I use the masa harina from the brand Maseca. It looks like this.

bag of maseca for atole

Amarillo means yellow.

So this is the yellow masa harina but there is also a regular white one.

Use which ever you prefer.

Just make sure you don’t accidentally get the Maseca that is made specifically for tamales.

There are many variations of atoles.

There’s atole de vainilla and champurrado.

Champurrado is atole but with chocolate!

Champurrado was my first introduction to atoles and I’ll never forget it.

I immediately fell in love with it.

One of my favorite atoles is atole de avena but it isn’t made with masa harina.

Instead it’s made with oats.

If you love anything strawberry then you’re going to love today’s atole recipe!

How to Make Atole de Fresa

Start with 1 1/2 lbs of strawberries

strawberries

Hull the strawberries

hulled strawberries for atole de fresa

Then chop them and put them in a bowl and add two tablespoons of brown sugar. Stir in the sugar until dissolved and let the strawberries macerate for about 45 minutes.

strawberries with brown sugar

Transfer the macerated strawberries and their juices to a blender

macerated strawberries in blender

Blend until pureed

pureed strawberries for atole de fresa

Now set aside the pureed strawberries for later.

Let’s start the atole!

Add the masa harina to a pot and slowly stir in the water until there are no more lumps.

Turn heat to medium high and stir in the milk and brown sugar.

Bring mixture to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

atole

Now it’s time to strain the strawberry puree into the atole.

Make sure to use a strainer to prevent the seeds from getting into the atole.

straining strawberry into atole

Stir in the strawberry puree then add a teaspoon of a Mexican Vanilla blend such as Molina. Stir well.

atole de fresa in a pot

Continue to simmer for about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Now the atole is ready to be served.

Be careful it’s hot!

strawberry atole in a blue mug

Strawberry Atole Recipe

Atole de fresa (strawberry atole) is a delicious Mexican beverage made from masa harina.

It’s just the beverage you need during the chilly fall and winter weather.

It will warm and fill you up!

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Atole de Fresa

Atole de fresa is a delicious Mexican beverage made from masa harina

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword atole, atole de fresa, strawberry atole
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 384 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb strawberries
  • 1/2 cups masa harina Maseca
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar plus 2 tbs for the strawberries
  • 1 tbs vanilla blend

Instructions

  1. Hull and chop the strawberries.

  2. Put the strawberries in a bowl and add two tablespoons of brown sugar. Stir until dissolved. Let the strawberries macerate for 45 minutes.

  3. Transfer the macerated strawberries and their juice to a blender and blend until pureed.

  4. Set aside the strawberry puree.

  5. Add the masa harina to a pot and slowly stir in the water until there are no more lumps.

  6. Turn the heat to medium high and stir in the milk and brown sugar.

  7. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  8. Using a mesh strainer strain the strawberry puree into the atole. Stir.

  9. Add a teaspoon of Mexican vanilla blend to the atole and stir.

  10. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Then remove from heat.

  11. Serve atole.

Nutrition Facts
Atole de Fresa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 347IU7%
Vitamin C 100mg121%
Calcium 291mg29%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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