Mexican Beverages

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2010 at 7:30 am

Cafe Con Leche, Horchata, Cafe De Olla, Atole, Champurrada, Hot Chocolate  There are a number of traditional Mexican hot beverages. Common ingredients include coffee, milk, chocolate, Mexican brown sugar, nuts, canella (cinnamon) and even masa harina. Each drink is described below.

Mexican Hot ChocolateMexican chocolate mixed with warmed milk then frothed with a molinillo.

Cafe de OllaAn earthy mixture of Viennese-roast coffee, cinnamon, anise seeds, and piloncillo (Mexican dark brown sugar).

ChampurradoA special hot chocolate thickened with masa and flavored with piloncillo and aniseeds.

AtoleA warm almost porridge-like drink made thick with masa. The chocolate version is Champurrado, other versions are flavored with fruits or nuts.

Cafe con LecheSimply coffee, milk, cinnamon, and sugar frequently served with breakfast.

HorchataA refreshing cold drink made of rice, almonds, cinnamon (canella), lime zest and sugar. This drink is rumored to be a cure for a hangover and is frequently served at breakfast time. Even though the drink has a milky appearance it is completely dairy-free.


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