Mexican Champurrado

champurrado
Mexican Champurrado is a special hot chocolate thickened with masa and flavored with piloncillo and aniseed.
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  • Serves4-5

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup fresh masa (corn dough) or 1/2 masa flour (masa harina) mixed with a 1/4 hot water to blend
    • 2 1/4 cups milk
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 disk Mexican chocolate
    • 3 tablespoons piloncillo, chopped or 1/3 cup brown sugar plus 2 teaspoons molasses
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed aniseed (optional)

Instructions

Place the water and the masa into the jar of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a medium sized saucepan.

Add the milk, chocolate, piloncillo (or sugar, molasses combination) and the aniseed if you wish to use them. Bring the mixture to a simmer, whisking with a molinillo or whisk until the chocolate and sugar is melted and well-blended. Strain the mixture through a medium sieve (optional) and serve hot, in mugs.

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