How to make Champurrado – a traditional Mexican hot chocolate drink

Champurrado is a traditional Mexican drink served during Dia de los Muertos and Las Posadas. Like the traditional Mexican hot chocolate, champurrado also uses the Mexican chocolate tablets, but it adds other ingredients for a distinct beverage.

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Enjoy it during a cold night for a toasty drink that is sure to become a family favorite. Like most hot Mexican drinks, it’s best served caliente and with a piece of pan dulce.

I’ve included the recipe below, but for a detailed step-by-step instructions and tips, check out the video below.

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Champurrado RECIPE

Serves 6-8

Ingredients
2 cups of water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 star anise
1/2 c. corn flour masa
4 c. milk
1 Mexican chocolate disk
6 oz. piloncillo

Directions
In a large saucepan, combine water, cinnamon sticks and star anise. Bring to a boil. Cover and let it steep for a half hour. Return to low heat and slowly add the corn flour masa whisking to remove clumps. Bring to medium heat and add milk, Mexican chocolate disk and piloncillo. Stir until ingredients have blended together and mixture comes to a slow boil. Let simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Serve immediately (preferably with pan dulce).

How to Make Champurrado

 

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4 comments on How to make Champurrado – a traditional Mexican hot chocolate drink

  1. ALICE
    November 18, 2014 at 11:36 am (1 month ago)

    This will be the first time I make champurrado. I look forward to sipping on a nice hot cup full by my fireplace.

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  2. Zoe Rodriguez
    December 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm (2 days ago)

    Hi, Pattie

    I am planning to make your recipe for Champurrado. Where can I get a ladle like the one you used in your video.

    Thanks for the recipe

    Reply
  3. Zoe Rodriguez
    December 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm (2 days ago)

    Hi, Pattie

    I am planning to make your recipe for Champurrado. Where can I get a ladle like the one you used in your video?

    Thanks for the recipe Same comment

    Reply
    • Pattie Cordova
      December 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm (2 days ago)

      Mine was a swap meet find – and it looks like it’s vintage. You might be able to find similar ones on Etsy or ebay. Good luck!

      Reply

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