Atole de Vanilla
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Atole is a traditional masa based drink that is popular around the holidays. Pure Mexican vanilla extract gives this atole a warm, earthy flavor that pairs beautifully with warm spices. Vegan and Gluten-Free!
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 3-4 Servings
  • 3 Ounces Piloncillo
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 3 Cups Almond Milk
  • ¼ Cup Masa Harina
  • 1 Mexican Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Mexican Vanilla
  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat the pilconcillo and water over low heat. Cook until the piloncillo has completely melted, stirring occasionally.
  2. Whisk the almond milk and masa harina into the melted piloncillo. Whisk until the masa is fully incorporated and there are no lumps. Add the cinnamon stick cook for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add the Mexican Vanilla. Turn off the heat.
  4. Serve immediately in mugs.
Recipe by Thyme & Love at