Thick, warm, and comforting are the words that come to mind when thinking of chocolate de maíz, our traditional spiced corn drink. This is a perfect beverage for weekend breakfast or snuggling up on a chilly day. Brighten up the start of your day with a delicious steaming cup.

– 3 cup water – ⅓ cup brown sugar – 3 cinnamon sticks, (or 1½ teaspoons of cinnamon powder) – 1 teaspoon clove powder – 6 cup whole milk – ½ cup gofio, (Dominican Sugary Corn Powder) – ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (freshly-grated)


Step 1:

In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar, cinnamon, and clove powder in a three quarts pot [3 liters].

Step 2:

Cook over low heat until water has reduced to half. Add milk and gofio. Once the mixture breaks the boil, cook stirring until it thickens a bit (5-7 mins).


Remove from the heat, pour into another pot and stir for a minute to cool it down. Serve and sprinkle with nutmeg powder.

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