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A delicious Mexican hot drink made with corn masa and chocolate - the perfect way to warm up in cold, wintery weather!
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: champurrado, hot chocolate, Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Admin


  • 2 C water
  • 1 C milk
  • 12 oz Carnation evaporated milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablet of Abuelita or Ibarra
  • 6 oz. piloncillo
  • 1/2 C masa


  • Fill up the stock pot with the 2 C. water & 1 C. milk and add the cinnamon stick, piloncillo and chocolate tablet
  • Simmer the mixture until the piloncillo and tablet dissolve, about 8-10 minutes
  • Take 1 C. of the hot mixture out and put in the blender with the masa & blend until smooth
  • Pour the blender mixture back in the stock pot slowly (mixing well as you go)
  • Add the Carnation evaporated milk
  • Simmer at low heat another 6-8 minutes while stirring frequently to prevent clumps until the mixture thickens up (it'll be a light gravy consistency)
  • Ladle into mugs - but be careful because it'll be VERY hot!


Piloncillo will be very hard at first - you really don't need to cut it (if you want to, you can heat it up first to soften). Once it sits in the hot water for a few minutes it will dissolve quite fast.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg