Atole can be a variety of flavours but the base is always the same. Atole is made with Masa and is traditionally served with Tamales. Atole de Pina has a delicious tangy taste in a thick, warm beverage. It is a favourite served alongside Tamales because of the use of the Masa in the drink. It is a heartwarming thick beverage that is great as an after dinner drink, with an afternoon snack or for special celebrations. My husband loves to have it in the morning, especially on a cold day while I prefer it in the evening because it is so soothing and warm.
- 5 oz Masa
- 11 oz Pineapple pulp (blended fresh pineapple)
- 4 oz piloncillo (raw sugar) or brown sugar
- 2 cups cubed pineapple
- Stir the masa into 4 cups of water, let stand 15 minutes then strain the water and set it aside.
- In a blender puree pineapple in 1.5 cups water - strain and set the pineapple water aside.
- In a saucepan, combine the strained masa water, piloncillo, 2 cups fresh water and the pineapple water and set over medium heat. Boil, stirring constantly for 15 minutes or until thickened.
- Remove from heat, add the pineapple cubes and stir for another 5 minutes.
- Serve hot.
Recipe from Mexico: The Beautiful Cookbook