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.

How to make Champurrado - a Mexican hot chocolate drink --

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.

Ingredients for Champurrado --

Champurrado RECIPE

Serves 6-8

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

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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Receta de Champurrado de Chocolate

Sirve 6-8 porciones

2 tazas de agua
2 ramas de canela
1 anis estrella
1/2 taza de Maizena
4 tazas de leche entera
1 tableta de Chocolate Abuelita
6 onzas de piloncillo

En una cacerola grande, combine el agua, palitos de canela y anís estrellado. Llevar a ebullición. Tapar y dejar reposar durante una media hora. Volver a fuego lento y añadir poco a poco la masa de harina de maíz, batiendo para eliminar grumos. Llevar a fuego medio y agregue la leche, el disco de chocolate mexicano y piloncillo. Revuelva hasta que los ingredientes se han mezclado y la mezcla comience a hervir lentamente. Deje hervir a fuego lento durante 10 minutos. Revuelva de vez en cuando. Servir inmediatamente (preferiblemente con pan dulce).

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1 comment on How to make Champurrado – a traditional Mexican hot chocolate drink

  1. ALICE
    November 18, 2014 at 11:36 am (4 days 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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