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Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate)


Try this sweet and nutritious Mexican beverage: Champurrado! With its combination of chocolate and cinnamon, it is a delicious way to warm you up on a cold day.


  • 12 cups water, divided
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups masa harina (Mexican corn masa mix)
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar or 2 large (6 ounces each) piloncillo cones (Mexican brown sugar)
  • 1 to 4 ounces. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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  1. Combine 8 cups water and cinnamon in large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Place remaining water and flour in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture through fine mesh sieve into cinnamon-water mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly with wire whisk, for 6 to 7 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
  4. Stir in sugar, chocolate and vanilla extract. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted and flavors are blended.
  5. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  6. Pour into mugs.

10 servings (8 ounces each)

Nutrition Information Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe Servings Per Recipe: 10 Amount Per Serving Calories: 210 Calories from Fat: 15 Total Fat: 1.5g (2% of DV) Saturated Fat: .5g (3% of DV) Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV) Sodium: 20mg (1% of DV) Carbohydrates: 49g (16% of DV) Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV) Sugars: 34g Protein: 2g

Vitamin A: 0% of DV Vitamin C: 0% of DV Calcium: 8% of DV Iron: 4% of DV

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Nestlé and