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Atole de Chocolate served in a decorative Mexican cup next to a cinnamon stick.
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5 from 8 votes

Atole de Chocolate

Atole de Chocolate is a warm and rich Mexican drink. A satisfying and yummy wintertime staple perfect for chilly nights.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 cups



  • Dissolve the cornstarch in 1 cup of milk.
  • Set aside until ready to use.
  • In a stockpot, add the remaining milk, Mexican chocolate, and cinnamon stick.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • When the chocolate is completely dissolved, add the sugar and the cornstarch milk.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • Once your atole has thickened, it is ready to serve.
  • Serve immediately to avoid lumps.



If you don’t serve it immediately, warm it up again and stir to dissolve the lumps. Then serve.
For a thicker atole, use 1/2 cup cornstarch instead.