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.
Atole de Pina: Mexican Hot Pineapple Drink
- 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.
Recipe from Mexico: The Beautiful Cookbook