This Champurrado recipe is easy and delicious. It’s perfect for the chilly Fall and Winter weather!
The Maseca is what thickens the champurrado. You need the one for tortillas not for tamales 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 Maseca 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. Try it with your favorite Mexican breakfast such as enfrijoladas or chilaquiles. It’s also yummy during any other time of the day. It’s especially delicious with some bunuelos!
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! Make sure to also try my atole de vainilla which is very similar to champurrado.
Let me know if you liked the champurrado in the comments below.
- 2 cups water
- 3 cups milk
- 1/2 cup Maseca for tortillas
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 abuelita chocolate disk
- 1 tbsp mexican vanilla
Add the maseca to a pot and slowly stir in the water until there are no lumps.
Turn heat to medium high and stir in the milk.
Add the cinnamon, sugar and chocolate to the pot and stir until chocolate is dissolved.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. stirring often.
Add the vanilla and stir. Remove from heat.