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Corn Atole Beverage

Corn Atole BeverageCorn Atole is a traditional Central American hot beverage. In Guatemala at 3:00 p.m., everyone goes out to get their "atole de elote" along with tamales or tostadas at a nearby food stand. If you like more cinnamon flavor, sprinkle with some ground cinnamon and savor this hot, comforting drink.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 (15.25-ounce) cans sweet whole kernel corn (about 4 cups) undrained - divided use; reserve 1/4 cup kernels for garnish
2 1/2 cups water - divided use
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick
Pinch of salt
2 (12-ounce) cans NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place 1 can of corn with its liquid and 1/2 cup water in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour through fine mesh strainer into large saucepan, pressing pulp against mesh to release liquid. Discard solids. Repeat with remaining cans of corn and 1 cup water.
  2. Stir in sugar, cinnamon stick and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; stir occasionally.
  3. Bring evaporated milk and remaining 1 cup water to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir milk mixture into corn mixture; remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick. Pour into mugs.
  4. Garnish each serving with reserved corn kernels.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 250 Calories from Fat: 60 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 4.5 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 590 mg Carbohydrates: 38 g Dietary Fiber: 4 g Sugars: 23 g Protein: 8 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.