Chileatole Recipe

Spicy, rich chileatole is traditionally given to women after childbirth to give them strength.



Spring 2017

  • Chileatole is chocolaty, spicy, and delicious.
    Photo by iStock/barol16

Total Hands-On Time: 45 min

Preparation Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Yield: 6 cups

Chileatole is a rich, fortifying drink that includes masa harina, dark chocolate, and spicy chiles. It’s traditionally given to women right after childbirth to help them recover and gain strength. Chileatole has a spicy, exotic taste that will warm your soul when winter days are dragging on and spring’s green shoots haven’t quite broken ground.


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