Hola amigos! Today I’m sharing another warming atole drink video and recipe, this time it’s made with guayabas or guavas. If you missed the strawberry one do check it out — also if you don’t know what atole is that recipe explains it.
If you live in one of those unlike areas in the Northern Hemisphere that’s currently being blasted with insane weather, this drink is one you’ll want to add to your repertoire.
As I mentioned in the previous atole recipe, this is a very warming and filling drink you can enjoy as a breakfast, snack or even dessert. I used masa harina (or instant Mexican corn flour) to thicken up the drink, but if you don’t like the taste you can swap it for cornstarch.
Let’s jump right into the recipe and video, shall we?!
Guava Atole Recipe | Atole de Guayabas
- 1.5 lb fresh guavas quartered
- 4 Tablespoons masa harina (the kind for making corn tortillas)
- half cup water
- 4 Tablespoons grated piloncillo (can substitute with dark brown sugar or jaggery)
- 1 stick Mexican cinnamon (canela)
- 1/2 cup water (to blend cooked guavas)
- one large pinch baking soda
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup whole fat milk (non-dairy may also be used)
- grated piloncillo & ground cinnamon (for topping)
- 1. In a small bowl combine the masa harina and water until you have a smooth runny paste, set aside.
2. Place the quartered guavas, piloncillo, cinnamon and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Simmer until the guavas are soft and break up easily. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.3. Pour the cooled, cooked mixture into a blender, then add half a cup cool water and blend until everything is well combined.
4. Use a fine sieve to strain the blender mixture back into the saucepan you cooked the ingredients in. Add the pinch of baking soda and cook until it begins to bubble and after a few minutes the bubbling will stop. Next carefully pour in the milk and under low heat simmer for 10 minutes. 5. Now back to the rehydrated masa harina, add another half cup of water to make it very runny and pour into the pot and mix until well combined. IMPORTANT to note that you may also strain the masa mix into the pot or add it to the blender when blending everything. I like to add it last so I can taste and adjust anything before thickening up.6. Simmer atole until it thickens up to your desired consistency. Taste and if needed add more piloncillo before serving. Serve warm topped with grated piloncillo and ground Mexican cinnamon. Enjoy!
A super easy drink that will keep you warm all winter long! Remember to tag me on social media if you give this or any other recipe of mine a go.
Gracias for stopping by, have a beautiful day amigos!
(If you can’t view the video in our newsletter you can view it here https://youtu.be/Nzxe3kgwuQ8)