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Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink

Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    5 h
Kat Negrete

Kat Negrete

Sweet, cool, purple fruit juice made from purple corn! Indigenous to the Inca Natives of Peru in South America, it has a yummy, refreshing flavor. It's definitely worth the time it takes to prepare it! You'll get rave reviews from friends who try it.

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  • Calories:
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.8g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil with the corn, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a large pot. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 40 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain through a mesh strainer to remove the corn and spices. Stir the lemon juice and sugar into the chicha until the sugar has dissolved. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. Stir in the chopped pineapple and apple before serving over ice.
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sueb
21

sueb

8/28/2009

A truly purple drink! This is like wassail, very spicy! The amount of brown sugar does not overwhelm you, so this is a comfortable sweetness! I should have put the cinnamon and cloves into a cheesecloth ball so that I could take it out and continue cooking the corn (in a new, separate recipe!) for several more hours, until it puffed out like popcorn. At that point, the cooked corn can be eaten plain or in stews. Thanks for the recipe!

Geneve Camargo
14

Geneve Camargo

8/24/2011

I lOvE this drink!!! Make sure to use a green apple and I like limes better than lemons!!!

fairygothmom
14

fairygothmom

10/29/2009

Too spicy and citrusy. Reduce cloves to 3 - not spoonfuls, three whole cloves. My mother-in-law doesn't use citrus in her chicha but says her mother-in-law juiced 1 lime directly into hers.

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