Blackberry Masa Drink (Atole de Mora Negra)
If you'd rather drink your breakfast, try atole—a traditional Mexican drink thickened with masa harina and served hot. Todd Coleman

Ruben Ortega, pastry chef at Hugo’s in Houston, Texas, gave us the recipe or this fruity atole.

Yield: makes 4 Drinks


  • 1 canela (available at or cinnamon
  • 12 oz. blackberries
  • ½ cups masa harina (available at
  • 6 tbsp. sugar


  1. Bring cinnamon or canela and 4 cups water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over high heat, and cook for 10 minutes; reduce heat to medium. Meanwhile, puree blackberries, masa harina, and 1 cup water in a blender until smooth. Pour through a fine strainer into the simmering water along with sugar; cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and pour into serving glasses.