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Recipe by: Diana, our Spanish Program Director
This is our take on a traditional Mexican drink that is very popular during Day of the Dead (around Halloween) and at Las Posadas (during the Holiday season).
Course Drinks
Difficulty Easy
Daily Dozen Beverages, Whole Grains


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 4 teaspoons homemade Date Syrup
  • ½ cup rolled oats


  • In a pot, bring the water to a boil and cook the cinnamon on high heat.
  • Add the oats and lower to medium heat. Cook until the oats start to soften.
  • In a small bowl, mix the soymilk with the cocoa powder and Date Syrup. Add the mix to the pot with the oats and stir together.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes. Add more soymilk as needed to reach desired consistency of the champurrado. Serve hot. Makes enough for 2 people.


Date Syrup recipe is here.