Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink Recipe
  • READY IN 5 hr

Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink

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"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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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins
  • READY IN

    5 hrs

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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Reviews More Reviews

Aug 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!

 
Aug 24, 2011

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

 
Oct 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.

 
Dec 30, 2013

As a Native Peruvian, we normally don't put apples, and lime is more customary than lemon. Purple corn is usually ordered online or found in Fiesta, a store in Texas. We use 2 cloves actually NOT brown-sugar I wish I could everyone on making Authentic Chicha Morada.

 
Aug 31, 2012

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

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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