Recipe by Yolanda De Montijo Photograph by Laurie Frankel
Here is a recipe for Champurrado, a warm Mexican drink made from masa harina and chocolate.
Though masa harina is used to make tamales, this drink is nothing like a blended tamale and more like a rich, thickened hot chocolate.
1/4 cup masa harina
2 cups water
2 cups milk
1 round Mexican chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cones piloncillo (about one ounce each), chopped (or substitute 2 ounces granulated sugar)
1 pinch ground anise seed (optional)
In a large pot, over medium high heat, mix the masa harina together with the water using a whisk, until it is thoroughly blended.
Add the rest of the ingredients, and whisk vigorously until chocolate and sugar are melted and blended and a slight froth forms.
Ladle into mugs.
Serve hot, sip slowly and enjoy.