Atole de Mazapan: Easy Mexican Hot Drink

Atole de mazapan is a warm and comforting Mexican drink very simple to make. It takes only 15 minutes to make this delicious drink and enjoy with your favorite pan dulce or tamales!

Atole de mazapan in a cup.

Atole

Atole is a traditional hot and thick beverage from Mexico that has ancient origins. It can be made with different ingredients such as grains, seeds, and even fruits. Traditionally, this drink is served to accompany tamales or pan dulce, specially in important events such as Day of the Dead (in November 2) or during Christmas season.

Two cups with Mexican atole de mazapan.

What is Mazapan?

Mazapan/mazapán is the Mexican version of marzipan (the European almond meal and sugar candy). There are many ways of making this treat in the Latino American cuisine, but we’re going to talk about Mexican mazapán which is made with peanuts and sugar.

There are some brands in Mexico that sells this treat also overseas, but the most famous is without doubt “De La Rosa” brand, you’ll recognize their mazapanes by just looking at the package.

Branded De La Rosa mazapanes.

Where to buy mazapan De La Rosa?

Branded De La Rosa mazapán can be find now almost all over the world, so look first in Amazon, most likely you’ll find it there. Otherwise you can also look for any Mexican or Latino American online and physical stores. Also, Facebook Mexican groups in are a good place to ask for. Make a research using Mexicanos en + your country or city’s name.

Ingredients for atole de mazapán labeled and displayed on a marble surface.

How To Make Atole de Mazapan

Remove the cellophane from mazapanes and add them to a blender. Add corn starch, cinnamon, and sugar.

Adding sugar to the other ingredients in the blender.

Add 2 cups of milk to the blender and blend for about 15 seconds if you want your atole to have some crunchy bites, more if you want a smooth texture.

Blending mazapanes and milk.

Now, place the remaining milk on a medium pot and warm it over medium heat. Add the mazapan mixture to the pot.

adding mazapan mixture to milk on pot.

Cook over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes while stirring constantly. Don’t allow the mixture to boil or it will burns in no time! As soon as you see the mixture has thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove atole de mazapan from the heat.

A spoon coated with mazapan atole.

Now you can pour it in cups and enjoy immediately, or allow it to cool down slightly and serve later.

Pouring atole de mazapan in a cup.

PRO TIP: Use one extra mazapán and crumble it over atole for a nice, delicious garnish.

Recipe notes & troubleshooting

  • Atole de mazapan has a runnier texture compared to other types of atoles, but if you want a more thicker consistency, just allow to cook 5 to 10 minutes more.
  • Always make sure to let atole to cool down properly before giving it to children.
  • Atole will develop a thick skin in the surface once cooled. To prevent this, stir from time to time while the drink is cooling.
Atole de mazapan.

How To Store & Reheat

Always store atole only when it’s completely cool. You can store this atole de mazapan in the fridge for up to 3 days well covered in a airtight container. To reheat, place the container in the microwave and heat for 1 or 2 minutes at high. Or, place leftovers in a pot and heat over low heat in the stovetop.

Watch How To Make It

Other Mexican Hot Drinks You Might Like

  • Café de Olla: Aromatic, hot, and the perfect drink for any Mexican breakfast. Mexican pot coffee is something you don’t want to miss out!
  • Atole de Avena: This oatmeal atole is creamy, comforting and hot beverage perfect to warm you up in winter. It’s delicious, filling and so easy to make at home!
Atole Mazapán.

Atole de Mazapan

Atole de mazapan is a warm and comforting Mexican drink with a thick texture and a delicious nutty flavor.
PREP 5 minutes
COOK 15 minutes
TOTAL 20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Servings: 4
Author: Maricruz

Ingredients 

  • 4 Mexican mazapanes (1 oz/28 g each)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch (Maizena)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp sugar

Instructions

  • Add mazapan, corn starch, cinnamon, and sugar in a blender.
  • Pour 2 cups of milk and blend at high from 15 to 30 seconds (the longer, the smoother the drink will be).
  • Pour the remaining milk in a medium pot and warm it over medium heat.
  • Add the mazapan mixture to the pot.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes while stirring constantly or until you'll see the mixture has thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Pour atole in cups and enjoy immediately, or allow it to cool down slightly and serve later.

NOTES

  • Atole de mazapan has a runnier texture compared to other types of atoles, but if you want a more thicker consistency, just allow to cook 5 to 10 minutes more.
  • Always make sure to let atole to cool down properly before giving it to children.
  • Atole will develop a thick skin in the surface once cooled. To prevent this, stir from time to time while the drink is cooling.
Nutrition
Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This came out AMAZING, I never knew you could do atole using mazapanes. Thank you so much for the recipe, I used more sugar than the recipe calls but that’s because of personal taste.