Comforting Almond Atole

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The almond atole recipe is part of a sponsored collaboration with The National Hispanic Milk Life Campaign and DiMe Media. However all opinions are only mine.

Comforting Almond Atole for Breakfast
Comforting Almond Atole for Breakfast

Almond Atole is a perfect option to start the day because it contains cow’s milk. One of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein you can find.

Ingredients for the almond atole
Ingredients for the almond atole

We need to consume protein to have strong and healthy hair, bones, teeth and muscles. Besides getting enough protein at breakfast can help us stay fuller longer, so we’re more likely able to stick to our healthy eating routine.

Comforting Almond Atole for Breakfast

Comforting Almond Atole

Chef Adriana Martin
Almond atole is perfect for breakfast because it is ready in just ten minutes. This recipe is made with cow's milk, almond paste and extract, turbinado sugar and cornstarch.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 portions


  • 3 cups of milk 24 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon of almond paste
  • 1 teaspoon of turbinado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch diluted in water
  • 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds optional


  • In the blender add the milk, the almond extract, the almond paste and the turbinado sugar. Combine well until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour the milk mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch in water before adding to the hot milk. This will prevent lumps.
  • Add the dissolved corn starch to the hot milk and stir until the milk thickens and becomes atole.
  • Serve the almond atole in a cup and garnish with sliced almonds.
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Our abuelitas are always right. My grandmother talked to me about the importance of breakfast so when I would stay with her she would prepare for me a comforting almond atole, just like the recipe I am sharing with you today.

Atole is a beverage that is part of my Mexican culture. Many families start their day drinking it because it is satisfying and warms your heart. Specially on those winter cold mornings when you don’t want to get up from bed.

The almond atole brings me back to my childhood
The almond atole brings me back to my childhood

The almond atole brings me back to that moment before going to school on a cold day. After drinking it I felt so satisfied and ready to start my day.

You can pair the almond atole with Mexican pan de dulce
You can pair the almond atole with Mexican pan de dulce

And now that we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage month I just thought would be appropriate to share this traditional recipe that celebrates family and my Mexican roots.

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I enjoy using real fresh milk in many of my recipes because regular white milk has no added sugar. Plus has nine essential nutrients including eight grams of protein when drinking an eight ounce full glass of milk.

Almond atole recipe to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with milk
Almond atole recipe to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with milk

Milk is perfect addition for breakfast. But also to drink as a midday snack or for la merienda. Check other of my favorite Mexican milk drinks too. And if you are looking for more ideas on how to incorporate milk in your daily routine,  go over to and see what Chef Adrianne Calvo has in store for all of us to try.

The chorizo sandwich biscuit paired with a full glass of milk looks fantastic.


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Oh this looks and sounds wonderful! Definitely, need to try!

Marisa Franca

It certainly looks delicious! I would like having it as a treat. Could you sub coconut or almond milk? I always have a can of coconut milk around plus the almonds. Sometimes we don’t have regular milk in the fridge unless I’ve purchased it for a particular recipe. It does look yummy!!

Veena Azmanov

Oh that looks so delicious. Sounds like a delicious almond custard. I love such comfort foods. Yum.!


Wow, I never tried almond atole, but it looks sooo delicious!

Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

Yummy! That milk looks so frothy and delicious. I’ll have to try this. Perfect for the chilly, rainy days here in Oregon!

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