Lime atole - atole de limón
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Lime Atole Recipe

A comforting hot beverage for cold nights. This lime atole goes very well with tamales or by itself.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 cups


  • 5 cups of milk divided
  • 1 green lime skin this is the larger lime, that is shaped like a lemon, but green.
  • 1/2  cup of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • optional green food coloring. Just in case you want your atole "greener," but it is certainly not necessary


  • Combine 4 cups of milk, lime skin and sugar. Place on stove on high heat and move continuously until sugar is completely dissolved. Continue heating.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate cup, dissolve, by stirring with a spoon, 4 Tablespoon of cornstarch into 1 cup of cold milk until smooth.
  • When milk, lime, and sugar mixture on stove starts to simmer and rise, give a quick whisk to the cornstarch mixture and pour it into the simmering milk. Reduce temperature to medium-high and stir constantly for 5 minutes until desired consistency.
  • Let cool for about 10 minutes, strain and then serve immediately.
Course: Hot Beverages
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: How to make atole, how to make mexican atole
Author: Silvia