Mango Atole

Mango atole

It’s already spring, but we are still having some chilly days in our corner of the world. And though I am ready for summer salads, grilling (yes, this year I am going to start grilling) and warmer temperature foods, I can still enjoy some comfort food and hot drinks from colder months. Last time I posted about the mangoes that I’ve been receiving from the Mango Board. What I didn’t post was what I did with the first batch of mangoes they sent me, but here it is finally. Would you care for a steamy cup of mango atole? This drink is perfect for a chilly spring night because it combines the comfort of a hot drink and the flavors of summer.

Mango atole

Mango Atole
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
  • •1 lt (4 cups) water
  • •1 can (12 oz or 35o ml) evaporated milk
  • •1 stick of cinnamon
  • •3 TBSP corn starch
  • •1 mango, diced
  • •1/4 cup sugar
  • •Garam Masala (view description below)
  1. Blend mango with 1 cup of water.
  2. Bring water, milk, and mango to a boil in a medium pot over medium heat with the stick of cinnamon.
  3. In ½ cup of water dissolve corn starch until smooth.
  4. Once the water starts to boil add corn starch and sugar.
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stir constantly so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  6. Serve hot, sprinkle some Garam Masala on top and enjoy!

The Garam Masala is a sweet, aromatic mix of spices that I received along with the mangoes and it has spices like cinnamon, coriander and cardamon. It tasted great sprinkled on the atole.

Mango atole

¡Buen provecho!


  • Wow, Ben, that sounds so amazing. I was so curious to get to the recipe at the bottom of you post! This is unlike anything I have ever seen before! Looks great! Love your mug too!

  • what is water milk? or is it just equal amounts of water and milk? if so is it 2 cups of each or 4 cups of each?

    • Sorry, that was a typo. It is supposed to say water only. It's been fixed.

  • Sounds like comfort in a cup Ben. and perfect for these inbetween season days.

  • A very interesting combination of flavors! I love that mug!

  • This is one unique combination!!! garam masala and mango! It is kind of like Aam ras (Mango + Cream + Sugar), with the addition of spices in it.

  • I've never heard of Atole. I'd call this a Mango Milkshake with garam masala! Anything mango has to be good as far as I'm concerned. :)

  • That seems like such an unusual combination of flavours – but definitely something I would love!

  • Hi Ben, I love atole. Growing up in Mexico it was my favorite thing to have before bed.

    I wondered though – where did you get your jarritos? I can't seem to find anywhere online that sells them…I'm looking for plain terracotta ones, but no luck so far and living in London I can't exactly get them locally. :)

    • I found them in my local Mexican store, they were a little bit expensive for what they are, but they are pretty. Have you tried looking on ebay or the UK version of it? I've found the coolest things there.


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