Corn Akasan is a typical creamy milky drink served in Haiti for breakfast.
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How to make Corn Akasan

One aspect of our everyday life has changed drastically. Foods consummation is much different from many years ago. We keep looking for efficient ways to save on time while sacrificing our health. The way we consume already made foods or quick meals has allowed us to spend more time on other things. But we are still not eating properly in the morning. Savoring a cup of Akasan will leave you feeling healthy and full of energy.

The Akasan or AK 100 is a milky, creamy drink made with very ripe corn kernels or broken dry corn kernels that are soaked overnight in water, drained, rinsed, boiled, pureed and strained. Who has time for this long process? Nowadays Akasan flour can be found in many West-Indians/Caribbean markets. The Akasan or cornflour is the quickest way to make this fantastic breakfast.

Corn Akasan is a typical creamy milky drink served in Haiti for breakfast.
Corn Akasan is a typical creamy milky drink served in Haiti for breakfast.

Corn Akasan is a typical creamy milky drink served in Haiti for breakfast. It is very fulfilling and healthy. The akasan flour (corn flour) is cooked in milk, coconut milk, and spices. It is similar to regular corn porridge, but it has a thicker consistency. What better way to start the day, than with a delicious cup of Corn Akasan. Make is the night before to enjoy in the morning if press for time.

Enjoy,

 

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Akasan

Corn Akasan is a typical creamy milky drink served in Haiti for breakfast. It is very fulfilling and healthy.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 - 12 oz cans evaporated milk
  • 1 cup akasan corn flour
  • 2 - 3 cinnamon stick or 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 - 3 whole star anise
  • 1/3 ground nutmeg
  • 1 - 12 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Sugar to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot over low to medium heat, add whole milk and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil and add akasan (corn flour) and whisk until all combine and there are no lumps. Add remaining ingredients with the exception of the sugar and bring to a boil. Continue to stir or whisk mixture to avoid any lumps to form. Add sugar to sweeten to taste. If mixture is too thick to your liking, add regular milk. Serve hot.

Notes

Akasan will become thick when cold. It can be eaten as is or add milk and additional sugar to sweeten if necessary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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