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Atole de Elote in a Clay Mug

Atole de Elote

$3.84 recipe | $0.48 cup
Mitch and Justine
Try atole de elote for a sweet, creamy, and cinnamon-infused corn drink. This dairy-free version is the perfect morning energy boost or complement to tasty snacks like tamales.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Mexican, Vegan
Servings 8 cups
Calories 122 kcal


  • Large pot
  • Blender
  • Knife & cutting board
  • Mesh Strainer


  • 3 ½ cups water, divided ($0.01)
  • 1 cinnamon stick ($0.05)
  • 3 ounces piloncillo* ($0.15)
  • 3 cobs sweet corn ($2.54)
  • 2 ½ cups soy milk ($1.07)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch ($0.02)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract optional


  • First, bring the cinnamon stick and 3 cups of water to simmer in a large pot. Simmer for 5 or 6 minutes to infuse the water, then add in the piloncillo and dissolve, about another 4-5 minutes.
  • Cut the corn kernels off the cob, and add them to a blender along with the soy milk. Blend on high until smooth, then transfer the mixture into the pot, straining if you feel it's necessary.
  • Simmer the atole for 10 minutes, stirring consistently. Combine corn starch with ~½ cup of water in a small mixing bowl, then add it to the pot along with vanilla.
  • Simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until it reaches your preferred consistency. Serve your atole de elote on its own with a garnish of cinnamon, or alongside snacks like tamales, gorditas, etc. Happy drinking!



  • You can use equal amounts of fresh, frozen, or canned corn in this recipe. The amount of corn starch needed will vary (more for canned and frozen).
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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.5g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 2.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 215.7mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 306.4IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 106.4mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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