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Atole de Maizena (Cornstarch Atole)

Atole de Maizena is a delicious and filling drink that is perfect for cold winter mornings or really anytime at all! It’s super easy and quick to make.

atole de maizena in a blue mug and a plate with mexican sweet bread behind it.

Atole can also be made with Maseca which is an instant corn masa flour.

In fact here is a recipe for atole de vainilla using Maseca.

However, today’s recipe for atole de Maizena is an even faster and convenient way to make atole.

Maizena means cornstarch in English.

Since this drink is made with corn starch the texture is different from the atole made with masa harina.

It has a silkier and smoother texture.

Both ways of making atole are absolutely delicious.

Maizena is the name of the brand of the flavored cornstarch that we will be using today.

Maizena comes in many different flavors. Vanilla and strawberry are just a couple of them.

two packets of Maizena

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What you will need

All you need are the packet of Maizena, milk and sugar. I like to use a cinnamon stick and Mexican vanilla as well but that is completely optional.

How to make atole de Maizena

Slowly pour the corn starch mix into a cup of cold milk while stirring. Set aside.

corn starch and milk in a measuring cup

Add more milk and a cinnamon stick to a pot and heat over medium high heat. Stir the milk continuously to prevent it from burning.

milk in a pot with a cinnamon stick

Once the milk comes to a boil slowly pour in the cup of corn starch and milk mixture while stirring continuously.

pouring in the corn starch and milk mixture

Continue to boil and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Then remove from heat and stir in the sugar and Mexican vanilla.

stirring atole de maizena

Now you should have a silky smooth and lump free atole.

The atole will be very hot. It’s best to let it cool a little bit before serving.

I like to leave the cinnamon stick in the atole while I let it cool so it can release even more of its flavor.

atole de maizena in a pot

Enjoy this delicious drink with some Mexican sweet bread.

Atole de maizena is something that both kids and adults will enjoy. Give it a try!

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Atole de Maizena

Atole de Maizena is a delicious drink made from corn starch.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword atole, atole de maizena
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 257 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Maizena
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Mexican vanilla

Instructions

  1. Slowly pour the corn starch mix into one cup of cold milk while stirring. Set aside.

  2. Add the rest of the milk and cinnamon stick to a pot and heat over medium high heat. Constantly stir the milk to prevent it from burning.

  3. Once the milk comes to a boil slowly pour in the cup of corn starch and milk mixture while stirring continuously.

  4. Continue to boil and stir constantly for two minutes. Then remove from heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla.

  5. Let the atole sit for about 10 minutes. This will allow the cinnamon stick to release more of its flavor and the atole will cool a bit.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Atole de Maizena
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 408mg12%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 497IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 354mg35%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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