Warm up your family with this exquisite Sweet Corn Milk Drink

New York is the type of place where you can find a Chinese supermarket and Mexican grocery, and at the same time, you can find hundreds of food cultures. Sweet Corn Milk Drink (Atole de Elote) is a Latin American drink that has been around since pre-Columbian times. South America characterizes by its exotic flavors, and it is not surprising that this traditional drink has been used as a popular way to warm up families during the colder days of winter or rainy days of spring. These type of foods have an emotional connection to many people due to the nostalgia it brings, and this is why we are bringing you the classic recipe for a Sweet Corn Milk Drink. Try out a simple and easy recipe to bring in the sweet flavors of south America into your home, and warm up your family.

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Sweet Corn Milk Drink

This traditional Latin American drink is a creamy and flavorful delight. With just a few ingredients, you can make this delicious beverage at home. A good selection of ingredients will give you as result the best Sweet Corn Milk Drink. 

Servings: 6-8


  • 3 cans (15.25 oz each) of sweet whole-kernel corn
  • 2 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cans (12 Fl Oz each) of evaporated milk


  1. Place one can of corn with its liquid and 1/2 cup water in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a large saucepan, pressing pulp against the mesh to release liquid. Discard solids. Repeat with remaining cans of corn and 1 cup of water.
  2. Stir in sugar, cinnamon stick, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; stir occasionally.
  3. Bring evaporated milk and the remaining 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir milk mixture into corn mixture; remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks. Pour into mugs. Garnish each serving with reserved corn kernels.

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