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Peruvian recipes: Chicha Morada traditional soft drink
Drinks recipes – Chicha Morada
Here I am with you once again with the news of the day: DRINKS RECIPES

The members of the LaMamita team, as lovers of good food, have decided from today to dedicate a space of this blog to cuisine from all over the world. So don’t miss the appetizing recipes explained and told by the LaMamita team.
The world is too big… but since you have to start somewhere, I do it starting from South America and more precisely from Peru.

From this point forward, this post will take on the guise of a classic cookbook, with:

  • Recipe title
  • Notes on history
  • Ingredients list
  • Recipe explanations
  • Preparation times
  • Degree of difficulty
  • Presentation image

The degree of difficulty will be indicated as follows:

  • Ѽ = very easy
  • ѼѼ = easy
  • ѼѼѼ = medium
  • ѼѼѼѼ = difficult

I won’t go beyond “difficult”. Why should I make your life complicated? The idea is to entertain you and I don’t would be possible with a dish with a thousand difficulties!

Very well, we start now! Speaking of this ancient country, Peru, it seems to me only right to introduce the topic by first presenting the recipe of one of its oldest drinks.
Here is the….

Chicha Morada

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Chicha Morada is the most typical Peruvian drink, it is prepared with boiled purple corn.

It has been drunk since pre-Hispanic times, at the time of the Incas.
At children’s parties it is still the main drink. You can findn it in the bsupermarkets it is bottled and even soluble in sachets, despite the fact that it is a drink that most of the population prepares at home following the classic recipe. In Peru, in every typical restaurant chicha morada is prepared according to tradition and it is always available on the drinks menu.
It is a healthy and natural drink that you can find everywhere in Peru.


Chicha Morada


( 8 portions )

  • 8 liters of water
  • 1 ½ kg of purple corn
  • 2 slice of diced pineapple
  • 1 diced apple (preferably quince)
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • cloves ( to taste )
  • cinnamon ( to taste )
  • aniseed ( to taste )
  • preparation time: 1 hour
  • level: very easy Ѽ


Boil the purple corn for 1 hour with the spices and the peeled diced fruit in a closed saucepan. Strain, add the sugar, leave to cool and put in the fridge. Add the lemon juice and serve cold.

Tip: excellent served iced with added ice cubes!

That’s all, you can try it and send me your comments.

Have a good day everyone!

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