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Traditional Mexican Pozol Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of dried corn kernels
- 6 cups of water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cloves
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of milk

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large pot
- Blender

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Rinse the dried corn kernels and soak them in water overnight.

2. Drain the corn kernels and place them in a large pot with 6 cups of water, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 hours or until the corn is tender.

3. Remove the cinnamon stick and cloves from the pot. Add cocoa powder, salt, and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.

4. Using a blender, blend the corn mixture until smooth.

5. Return the blended mixture to the pot and add 2 cups of milk. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Serve hot or cold.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes (plus overnight soaking)
- Cooking time: 2-3 hours
- Simmer
Serving size:
- 4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 80g
- Protein: 7g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of dried corn kernels, you can use canned hominy.
- Instead of milk, you can use coconut milk for a dairy-free version.

- Add chopped fruit such as mango or pineapple for a fruity twist.
- Add chili powder for a spicy kick.

Tips and Tricks:
- Stir the mixture frequently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
- Adjust the sugar to your liking.

Storage Instructions:
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve in a traditional clay bowl.

- Sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa powder.
- Top with whipped cream or coconut cream.

- Tamales
- Enchiladas

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Rice and beans
- Guacamole and chips

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the mixture is too thick, add more milk or water.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to soak the corn kernels overnight to ensure they are fully hydrated before cooking.

Food History:
- Pozol is a traditional Mexican drink that dates back to pre-Columbian times.

Flavor Profiles:
- Sweet, earthy, and slightly spicy.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve hot or cold as a refreshing drink.

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Region: Mexican

Taste: Spicy, Tangy, Savory, Earthy, Aromatic