Guayabas (guavas) Water Cinnamon stick Star anise Small piloncillo Masa harina Baking soda Milk
Rinse and cut off the ends of the guava. Cut in half or quarters, whichever you prefer.
Place inside a large stock pot and cover with water. Add the cinnamon stick, star anise and the guayabas. Bring to a boil until guavas are soft, turn off the stove. Remove the cinnamon stick and star anise.
Let cool slightly before adding everything, including the liquid, to a blender. Blend until a smooth fruit puree forms.
Strain the guava mixture into the same pot, removing the seeds. Don’t skip this step.
Dissolve masa harina with water and pour into the pot. Bring to a low boil, stirring occasionally. Add the milk and baking soda.
Lower heat and bring to a simmer again. It will only take about 15 minutes. Continue stirring. You don’t want any lumps to form.
Atole de Guayaba is a rich and sweet drink that’s great for the holidays. Just add some cookies or pan dulce. Buen provecho!