How long to cook champurrado?

Champurrado cook for 20 minutes over low heat: 5 minutes will have to heat the milk, 5 minutes to dissolve the chocolate and 10 minutes to thicken the drink.

How to cook champurrado

Milk – 250 milliliters (1 cup)
Dark chocolate – 3 squares from the bar
Corn flour – 2 tablespoons
Brown sugar – 2 cups
Water – 375 milliliters (1.5 cups)
Vanilla – 1 teaspoon
Corn starch – 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon – 1 stick
Salt – a pinch

How to cook champurrado
1. Place a stick of cinnamon on a dry frying pan and dry for 2 minutes over low heat for more flavor.
2. Place a cinnamon stick in a mortar and grind it into several pieces, then put it in a coffee grinder and grind.
3. Pour cornmeal and starch into a plate, mix.
4. Add 3 tablespoons of water, a pinch of salt to the mixture and mix well.
5. Pour milk, remaining water into a separate saucepan, put on low heat and heat.
6. Add dark chocolate, sugar to the pan and stir until they dissolve in milk and water.
7. Pour the mixture of flour and starch, cinnamon and vanilla into the pan; mix.
8. Keep the pot on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally: during this time, the champurrado should begin to thicken.
9. Remove the boiled champurrado from the stove, pour into glasses, serve hot.

Tasty Facts

Champurrado is a traditional Mexican drink. Considered a type of atole. Served hot.

– Atole – porridge or drink, depending on the amount of maize grains and cornmeal. In Mexico, atole is eaten in the morning as a substitute for breakfast.

– The essential ingredients of champurrado are cornmeal, brown sugar and dark chocolate. Vanilla and cinnamon are added to champurrado for flavoring. And to give a new taste to champurrado, orange zest, chicken eggs or chopped peanuts are added at the beginning of cooking.

Champurrado is sometimes sold as a powder. For cooking, it should be poured with milk or water, placed and heated.

– In Russia, the book of the writer Laura Esquile “Chocolate on boiling water” was translated as “Champurrado for my husband’s wife”, hinting at the Mexican traditions of the passions described in the novel.