The good thing about Atole is that it can be made in as many flavors as your imagination allows. Yes, like in this pineapple atole, you can add any of your favorite fruits, nuts, and spices to the mix and it will still be great.
Place the DOLE Pineapple Tidbits and their juices with 3 cups of water in your blender pitcher, and process until smooth. If you want, before blending, reserve a couple of the pineapple chunks to use as garnish.
Pour the mixture into a saucepan using a strainer. Add the cinnamon stick and turn up the heat to medium-high.
Combine the masa-harina with the remaining 1 cup of the water. Mix well.
Once the pineapple mixture starts boiling, slowly stir in the masa-harina/water mix, using a strainer to avoid any lumps.
Add the sugar and keep cooking for 6-8 more minutes until mixture has thickened. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving.