Mexican Marzipan Atole with Maicena
The recipe for the Mexican Marzipan Atole or Peanut Atole Hot Drink has cornstarch or maicena, peanut marzipan, and milk. A true delight! It comes together in a few minutes a must-try for breakfast or dinner.
Aluminum milk jug
2 cups milk or water 2 peanut marzipan pieces or 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch or maicena 1 teaspoon sugar optional
Dilute the cornstarch with water and mash the peanut marzipan pieces. Add the crumbled marzipan to the blender and pour the milk. Blend like a smoothie. Add the blended milk with the peanut marzipan to an aluminum milk jug or a saucepan and cook until milk starts bubbling and you know it is hot. Until then add the diluted cornstarch and continue mixing with a wooden spoon or a milk frother. The atole will be ready when getting a smooth velvety consistency. Serve hot and enjoy with pastries or tamales.
A good replacement for peanut marzipan is peanut butter in powder or peanut butter spread.
You can use dairy-free options such as soy, almond, or oat milk.
Replace the sugar with brown sugar (atole will be darker in color).
Maple or agave syrup, honey, or sugar-free sweetener of your choice.
Other atole options include:
Atole de vanilla (vanilla). Made with milk, Mexican vanilla, sugar, and cornstarch.
Atole de fresa (strawberry). Made with cooked strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, and milk.
Atole de chocolate (chocolate). Made with Mexican chocolate, cornstarch, and milk or water.
Atole de guayaba (guava). Made with guava puree, cornstarch, and milk or water.
Atole de canela (cinnamon stick). Made with cinnamon spice, cornstarch, milk, or water.
Atole de coco (coconut). Made with coconut milk, coconut extract, cornstarch, and coconut flakes.
Atole de manzana (apple). Made with apple sauce, cinnamon, brown sugar, cornstarch, and milk.
Atole de almendra (almond). Made with almond paste, sugar, cornstarch, and milk.
Atole de calabaza (pumpkin). Made with
candied pumpkin, piloncillo syrup, cornstarch, and milk.
Serving: 2 cups Calories: 183.19 kcal Carbohydrates: 19.6 g Protein: 8.12 g Fat: 8.06 g Saturated Fat: 4.55 g Cholesterol: 24.4 mg Sodium: 113.31 mg Potassium: 322.08 mg Fiber: 0.17 g Sugar: 14.4 g Vitamin A: 395.28 IU Calcium: 275.72 mg