Atole de cajeta


  • 1 litre of plant-based milk
  • 1 cup of vegan cajeta*
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 tablespoons of corn flour (corn starch)
  • 1⁄2 cup of water

*Buy vegan cajeta/caramel if you can find it or otherwise, use ​this recipe​ to make it


  • Empty the plant milk into a large saucepan
  • Add the entire cinnamon stick
  • Warm over a medium heat for about 10 minutes until it begins to simmer but do not boil – Remove the cinnamon stick and remove the saucepan from the heat
  • Add the cajeta and stir thoroughly
  • Add the water to the corn flour and stir vigorously until no lumps remain
  • Add the corn flour mixture to the saucepan and return to a low heat
  • Stir well and continue stirring until the mixture thickens – about 5-10 minutes
  • Pour into cups and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before serving

Atole is a popular and versatile drink in Mexico. Vanilla, chocolate and fruit-infused flavours are popular so experiment with different combinations. Serve with warm tamales for an extra-hearty treat on a cold night!

Recipe and photo remain property of Sean O’Callaghan and Julio Alcantara and may not be reproduced without permission. ©

Tags: , , ,
Written by fatgayvegan

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.