Pumpkin atole
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Pumpkin Atole

Welcome the flavors of autumn with this comforting pumpkin atole. Ideal with pan dulce or tamales. Easy to make and always delicious.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Hot Beverages
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to make mexican atole, Pumpkin atole, recipes with pumpkin, What is atol?
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Silvia


  • 5 cups milk divided
  • 1 big Mexican cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 cup Kroger® dark brown sugar
  • 1 (15 oz) can Simple Truth Organic acked pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons Kroger® pure cornstarch

You will also need:

  • A pot
  • A strainer


  • Combine 4 cups milk, cinnamon stick and sugar, place on stove on high heat and move continuously until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Whisk in pumpkin and bring to the boil.
  • In a separate cup, dissolve the cornstarch into 1 cup of cold milk until smooth.
  • When milk and pumpkin mixture starts to simmer and rise, give a quick whisk to the cornstarch mixture and pour it in.
  • Reduce temperature to medium-high and stir constantly for 5 minutes or to your desired consistency. The more it cooks the thicker it will become.
  • Strain the atole to remove the cinnamon pieces and let it cool down for about 10 minutes. Serve with tamales or pan dulce. It's also delicious on its own.