Corn and Chocolate Drink - Pinolillo

Corn And Chocolate Drink - Pinolillo Recipe

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This corn and chocolate beverage has been enjoyed for hundreds of years. In Central America it is known as the drink of the Gods.

This lovely drink is served both hot or cold... your preference... I hope you will enjoy!


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5 Min
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


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    1/4 cup cornmeal, white
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    2 cups milk
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    2 cups water
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    1/4 cup cocoa powder
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    4 tsp sugar, brown
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    1/2 tsp freshly ground cinnamon
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    1/4 tsp freshly ground allspice
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    1/8 tsp cayenne powder
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    pinch of salt (optional)

How to Make Corn and Chocolate Drink - Pinolillo


  1. Heat a larger pot on medium heat, then add the cornmeal evenly on the bottom of the pot; you want to toast the cornmeal, stir occasionally until it achieves a light brown color and you start to smell its aroma.
  2. Pour toasted cornmeal into a blender and process until it is a fine powder.
  3. Next add the milk, water, cocoa powder, sugar, spices and salt if using to the blender and blend until light and smooth.

    Taste and adjust sugar if necessary.

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About Corn and Chocolate Drink - Pinolillo

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Latin American

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