Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Champurrado is a Mexican atole made with chocolate, spices, and masa de maíz, or corn flour. It’s a thick version of a hot chocolate but with a unique flavor that can only be attained by using Chocolate Abuelita, a brand of Mexican chocolate and piloncillo, a cone made from unrefined sugar. Champurrado is made during the holiday season and pairs well with sweet tamales like pineapple and pecan! Give this a try… Read More

Camote enmielado is one of my all-time favorite Mexican desserts. It’s sweet potato cooked in a cane sugar syrup, served warm and topped with evaporated milk. You can find piloncillo  in the Latin section of your grocery store or order it online. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes with skin, sliced in 1 inch pieces 1 piloncillo 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 cup water 1 can evaporated milk – In a medium sauce pan, add 1/2 cup… Read More

Horchata is one of my favorite Mexican drinks. It reminds me of street festivals in Mexico where street vendors line the streets to sell delicious home-made treats. Makes approximately eight cups Ingredients: 1 cup white rice 2 cups hot water (for rice to sit in) 1 can evaporated milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 2 cinnamon sticks sugar  (3-4 tablespoons) or adjust to your preference ground cinnamon for… Read More

Calientitos, or Ponche Navideño, is a drink commonly prepared during the holiday season specifically Christmas. The aroma of this punch while is simmers on the kitchen stove is hypnotizing.  With the blend of exotic fruits, cinnamon, clove, and sugarcane, this punch is sure to entice your guests and is the perfect drink to serve after a holiday feast. Set some aside for the children; they will love digging into the cup to… Read More

Buñuelos, a traditional Mexican dessert popular during the holiday season, are crispy, flaky, and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. They are also very easy to make. Give them a try! Here is what you will need: -Makes about 26 buñuelos 1 kg. of white flour or 2.2 lb. (approx. 7 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup vegetable oil for dough and 1 cup for frying 2 1/4 cups warm water pinch of salt… Read More