Atole De Mora Negra (Blackberry Masa Drink)

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If you’d rather drink your breakfast, try atole—a traditional Mexican drink thickened with masa harina and served hot.

  • 1 stick canela (available at or cinnamon
  • 12 oz. blackberries
  • ½ cup masa harina (available at
  • 6 tbsp. sugar


  1. Bring cinnamon or canela and 4 cups water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over high heat, and cook for 10 minutes; reduce heat to medium. Meanwhile, puree blackberries, masa harina, and 1 cup water in a blender until smooth. Pour through a fine strainer into the simmering water along with sugar; cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and pour into serving glasses.


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