Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink

Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink

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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Ingredients

5 h servings 253 cals
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Nutrition

  • 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

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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Most helpful positive review

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 c...

Most helpful critical review

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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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 c...

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.

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

I love this drink, the purple corn is so hard to find in Sacramento, CA

This is the authentic Peruvian recipe for Chicha Morada, however, you can adjust the sugar to your taste. I wouldn't change much more. This is a refreshing, nutritious drink that beats any soda....

very delicious

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