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

If you are a fan of lemonade, perhaps you’d like to try this version. It is fresh tasting and delicious. Use your favorite sweetener and serve over ice. Ingredients: 1 large cucumber, ends removed 1/4 cup water (to facilitate the blending process) 1 cup, fresh squeezed lime juice 1 1/2 cups sugar or sweeten to taste according to your preference. 8 cups cold water Instructions: – Blend the cucumber and 1/4 cups… Read More

Jamaica is a popular drink in Mexico made from dried hibiscus flower. I gave the recipe my own twist and added fresh orange juice and it was absolutely delightful! If you are watching your waistline, try adding honey as a sweetener of choice instead of sugar. Cheers – Salud! Ingredients: 3/4 cups dried hibiscus flower 12 cups water, separated Juice of 4 oranges sugar to taste Instructions: – In a large pot,… 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