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Sweet Corn Tamales – Easy and Traditional Recipe!

22 mayo, 2021

Corn is a very versatile ingredient when it comes to preparing dishes and can be used in both savory and sweet recipes. A typical dish of Mexico, especially the state of Michoacán, is sweet corn tamales, also known as sweet uchepos, made from 100% corn, without adding any type of flour, and sweetened with sugar or condensed milk.

In RecetasGratis we want to teach you how to make sweet corn tamales in a very easy and fast way. Read on and discover the recipe.

10 diners
1h 30m
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make sweet corn tamales:

How to make sweet corn tamales:


Preparing sweet corn tamales is too simple and doesn’t really require a lot of ingredients. As a first step, it is necessary remove fresh corn leaves, since they will serve us for the preparation of the tamales. To do this, make a deep cut close to the heel (stalk) without actually cutting the corn kernels, it also cuts the tip.

Sweet Corn Tamales Recipe - Step 1


Remove the leaves one by one, being careful not to tear them. When you’ve removed them all clean corn well removing hair.

Sweet Corn Tamales Recipe - Step 2


Proceed to shell the corn with a knife vertically. You can also lean on a manual grinder.

Sweet Corn Tamales Recipe - Step 3


When you have shelled all your corn, blend the grains little by little, Add the pinch of salt and add the condensed milk, it should be a very soft mass, but firm at the same time. You can make your sweet batch tamales with lechera or another brand of condensed milk. You can also make your own homemade condensed milk.

Trick: the salt will intensify the flavor of the corn. You can use a food processor if you don’t want to use a blender, it will work the same way.

Sweet Corn Tamales Recipe - Step 4


Begin to form the corn tamales sweets by taking one of the leaves and adding a little of the ground dough. Spread the dough a little and close the sheet. Arrange the tamales vertically to prevent them from opening.

Sweet Corn Tamales Recipe - Step 5


In a bain-marie pot, place all of your tamales, cover them with more leaves to prevent a lot of steam from escaping, and let them cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until you notice that they come off easily from the sheet.

Sweet Corn Tamales Recipe - Step 6


Ready the sweet corn tamales recipe! Accompany them with a glass of milk and enjoy them warm. You can also toast them on the comal with the leaf for a crisp touch. Other sweet tamales are:

Sweet Corn Tamales Recipe - Step 7

If you liked the recipe for Sweet corn tamales, we suggest you enter our category of Tamale Recipes. You can also visit a selection of the best Mexican recipes.