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Champurrado de Galletas Maria Recipe

  • Author: Mirna Pena
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Thick hot chocolate that taste like cinnamon, cookies, vanilla, and chocolate! 



23 small piloncillos (or about 3 ounces)

1 Mexican cinnamon stick (Ceylon cinnamon)

1 round of chocolate Abuelita or Ibarra

1/2 of a 7oz package Galletas Maria (Maria Cookies)

1 (12oz) cans evaporated milk

3 cups milk

3 cups water


Start by adding the piloncillos, cinnamon stick, and the Mexican chocolate to a pot with 3 cups of water and simmer until the chocolate and piloncillo have dissolved and the cinnamon is fragrant.

While that simmers, to a blender add 3 cups of milk and half of the package of Maria Cookies and blend until smooth.

Add the blender mix and 1 cans of evaporated milk to the simmering chocolate water.

At this point do not leave your cooking station! Keep stirring the milk mixture or it will burn at the bottom of the pan and/or boil over and make a giant mess.

Continue stirring until it reaches a boil and begins to thicken.

Taste for sweetness. If it’s not sweet enough, add regular granulated sugar 1 tablespoon at a time as desired.

Once it has reached a boil turn off the heat and fish out the cinnamon stick or strain the whole thing to catch all of the smaller pieces.

It will continue to thicken as it cools.

Serve while hot and enjoy with some gorditas de azucar, conchas, or pan blanco (white bread).


You can substitute the milk with equal parts of your favorite milk alternative.

Too thick after it cools, add more whole milk.

Keywords: champurrado de galletas maria, galletas maria hot chocolate, maria cookies champurrado