Peruvian Chicha Morada Drink


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs
10 servings


  • 1 gallon water

  • 1 (15 ounce) package dried purple corn (maiz morado)

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

  • 5 large lemons, juiced

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • ½ cup fresh pineapple, chopped

  • ½ apple, chopped


  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
2g Fat
63g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 59mg 296%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 596mg 13%

* 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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