Made with Carolina® Long Grain White Rice, Atole is a perfect way to warm up on a chilly morning and give you the energy you need to get through your day. With hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and coca, this balanced breakfast drink will please the whole family!
No matter if it’s a treat during your holiday traditions, a go-to sweet snack, or part of your morning routine, this beverage will surely be a hit!
In a saucepan, combine rice, 2 1/2 cups water, 1 1/2 cups milk and cinnamon stick; bring to boil. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until white rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove cinnamon stick.
Stir in evaporated milk, remaining milk, vanilla and sugar. Return to boil; cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
Transfer mixture to a blender, in batches if needed, and purée until smooth.
Divide among 8 mugs. Garnish each serving with a pinch of cocoa and cinnamon.
Drizzle with dulce de leche before serving if desired.
Feeling a bit sluggish in the afternoons? Looking for a wholesome after-school snack? Similar to rice pudding, atole is a versatile, drinkable pick-me-up that will re-energize and please even the pickiest of eaters — especially as you can mix it up to your liking. Unfollowing the recipe by customizing this classic.
– For a chocolate treat, simply stir in baker’s chocolate or chocolate chips. This variation — known as champurrado — is akin to hot chocolate, but thick enough for churro dunking!
– Get a little nutty by blending your favorite nuts together with a little bit of the milk before stirring it into the mixture. Save time by stirring in a couple of spoonfuls of your favorite nut spread!
– Can’t choose between nuts and chocolate? We don’t blame you: add in some hazelnut chocolate cream!
– Give atole a citrus twist! Directly stir in orange juice or infuse the atole with orange zest. Grab a potato peeler to cut a couple of flavor-packed strips and toss them in. For a hint of those fall spice flavors, pop in some star anise.
Of course, you could make a batch of our delicious cinnamon atole and customize each mug with a different topping: a pinch of cinnamon and cocoa powder is just the beginning! Pile on some seasonal fruit, drizzle on dulce de leche, or add a dollop of whipped cream.
Even if your mornings are hectic, most people would say you can’t sacrifice the most important meal of the day. Make your mornings a little more exciting by blending up a breakfast that you and your family members can take on the go. This delicious Coconut Rice Pudding Milkshake will wake up you and your tastebuds! In fact, Carolina® Rice has plenty of satisfying blended drinks that you can throw together in a matter of minutes.
You might also want to try another option like a whole grain Brown Rice Pudding to start your day with something delicious that will keep you feeling full. Make a large batch to take with you throughout the week.