Atole de maíz – A typical, delicious and nutritious Mexican drink!
One of the most iconic dates of the year is approaching: the Day of the Dead. Christmas and the Day of the Dead, represent the most famous and awaited festivities of the year. Perhaps because of all the symbolic meaning that both dates have. During the Day of the Dead, depending on the country, it is customary to pay tribute to the deceased. In this celebration, traditional activities are carried out that involve diverse local cultural aspects. However, the most relevant aspects are religion, expressions of popular art and… gastronomy!
In RecetasGrátis we want to share with you this gastronomic trip around the world, so that you can enjoy the most iconic dates of the year. For this reason, we bring you the famous corn atole.
In America, Mexico celebrates the most striking and well-known Day of the Dead around the world. Unlike other places, here death is colorful and joyful. Another life after death. For this reason, all that surrounds this date is joyful, for the dead are not mourned, but celebrated for them and for their new “life. The families prepare an altar with a photo of their deceased. In this space they place fruits, sweets and other food as a tribute to their loved ones. On the other hand, they prepare a meal to share with the living.
Also, on the Day of the Dead many delicious and special dishes are prepared for this season. However, the most famous are the bread of the dead, the hot chocolate and… the atole of corn! This Mexican atole is prepared with corn and milk and, in addition to having a delicious flavor, it has wonderful nutrients and… it lullens the cold!
If you do not know how to make atole from corn grain, you have to know that the atole from corn, is very easy to prepare because you only need corn, milk, sugar and cinnamon. You can replace or supplement your milk with condensed or evaporated milk. You can also add vanilla to the preparation. Some add a pinch of cornstarch to thicken. As a finishing touch, to decorate this Mexican corn drink crown with cinnamon, corn kernels and perhaps a sprig of mint.
Steps to follow to make this recipe:
Order the ingredients needed to make this recipe with sweet corn from Mexican atole.
Peel the cobs, remove the leaves and hairs. To shell the corn you can use a knife or grater. How delicious are the recipes for sweet corn!
Tip: You can use canned corn (corn can be yellow or white)
Grind the corn, for this process you can use the blender, a food processor or a manual mixer. Add a cup of water.
Pass the crushed corn through a sieve and discard the solid remains. How simple it is to prepare corn atole!
Pour the liquid obtained from the cob into a saucepan. Add the sugar, cinnamon stick, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Apply low fire. Stir from time to time. Almost ready the Mexican atole!
Tip: When it boils, remove the cinnamon stick.
When the corn atole mixture boils, add the whole milk and the condensed milk. Lower the temperature to moderate heat, wait for the mixture to thicken a little. Stir once in a while.
Tip: You can replace whole milk with evaporated milk. You can also combine evaporated milk with whole milk or condensed milk.
Decorate the corn atole with cinnamon, sweet corn kernels and a sprig of mint. Enjoy a warm and colorful Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with this recipe that will restore warmth to your body. Nothing better than a warm cup of this traditional Mexican corn drink. If you feel like it, share your experience with us…please include a photo!