Atole is a corn based drink that comes in many different flavors both savory and sweet. A corn based drink might seem strange if this is your first time being introduced to it, but it’s a perfect comforting warm beverage, and historically another way to eat an an inexpensive or an abundant food…a peasant drink. It begs to be enjoyed in a heavy ceramic mug, with a spoon, a book or a friend, and a cozy place to sit and relax.
A drink to be shared while making tamales:
When making a labor intensive food, such as tamales, a little of the freshly ground corn can be used to make atole for everyone who is working!
Today, we wanted to make Mexican chocolate Atole.