Here's an easy recipe for a delicious Champurrado -- a warm, hearty Mexican chocolate drink that is becoming more and more popular in the States. Yum! mexicanplease.com
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Champurrado Recipe (Express Version)

Here's an easy recipe for a delicious Champurrado -- a warm, hearty Mexican chocolate drink that is becoming more and more popular North of the border.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 3 (3 cups)
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Masa Harina
  • 1 disc Mexican chocolate (3 oz.)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add 1/3 cup Masa Harina to a saucepan along with 1 cup warm water and a pinch of salt.  Whisk vigorously to prevent lumps from forming.
  • Over medium heat, add 2.5 cups of milk, 1 disc Mexican chocolate, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar.  I usually chop up the chocolate into smaller pieces so it melts faster.
  • Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to maintain a quiet simmer, whisking frequently.  Once the chocolate has melted take a final taste for seasoning, adding more sugar if you want.  
  • Keep simmering until you are happy with the consistency.  Serve immediately. 

Notes

It's easy to adjust the consistency of Champurrados.  Simmer them longer to thicken them up, or add a splash of water to thin them out. 
Abuelita and Ibarra are the two most common brands of Mexican chocolate discs.  (More on Mexican Chocolate.) 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 7.1% | Calcium: 27.4% | Iron: 24.4%