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Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

5 h servings 253
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 253 calories; 2.3 62.8 6.3 0 47 Full nutrition

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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....

I have had this in my local Peruvian restaurant and was so excited to find the recipe here. I followed it as written except substituted limes for lemons as suggested by another reviewer. As a ...

very delicious

Following a semester abroad in Peru, drinking Chicha Morada in both high end restaurants and local home settings, I can say with a high level of experience with the authentic drink that this rec...

Mine came out sort of clear brown and unappetizing looking. Too much clove, too much lemon juice. Not what it tastes like in Peru.