Blue Corn Atole
When it's the time of year where you need a delicious, warming drink in your arsenal ... trust us, this is it.
- 1 cup blue cornmeal
- 4 cups water, divided
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 1/4 cup shaved piloncillo
- 1 cup cold milk
- Optional: garnish with pad of butter
- Heat a medium sized sauce-pan or dutch oven over medium heat.
- In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal with 1 cup of water and whisk vigorously, removing any lumps.
- Add to cornmeal water to hot pan and whisk immediately and vigorously. It will bubble and quickly turn into a deep blue-ish purple hue.
- Add remaining 3 cups of water, salt and piloncillo and continue to cook over medium heat for about 90 seconds, until mixture is thick and creamy and the piloncillo has melted and dispersed.
- *Cuidado: this mixture is very hot (like lava), and will burn you if it gets on your skin.
- After mixture has bubbled and thickened, remove from heat and whisk in 1 cup of cold milk. This step makes the drink creamy and cools the mixture so that you can drink it.
- Serve immediately in mugs and top each with a dot of butter.