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Abuelita Atole (Abuelita Chocolate Drink)

Abuelita Atole (Abuelita Chocolate Drink)
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    6
    servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ CARNATION or NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tablets (90 g each) NESTLÉ ABUELITA Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

COMBINE 2 cups water, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and Abuelita in large saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches a boil. Remove from heat.

COMBINE remaining 1 cup water, egg yolks and cornstarch in medium bowl. While stirring, slowly add some of the chocolate mixture to the egg yolk mixture. Continue to add small amounts of chocolate mixture until the egg yolk mixture is at the same temperature as the chocolate mixture. Add the egg yolk mixture back to the remaining chocolate mixture.

HEAT, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract. Strain, if desired. Serve hot.