6 persons / 2,5hrs
This national lemonade is made from purple corn, chicha morada. The sweets, this lemonade and the dessert from this corn are my favourites. In Peru you drink this in a longdrink glass with a lot of ice cubes. Also great to make popsicles of the lemonade. If you prefer an alcoholic drink, mix with 1/4th of prosecco!
- 1 bag / 1,5 kilo of maiz morada (purple corn)
- 1 pineapple
- 1 apple, cut in two
- the peel of 1 orange
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 clove
- 1,5 cup of cane sugar
- 3 liters of water
- Boil de chicha morada over medium heat with the shell of the pineapple, the apple , the peel of the orange, the cinnamon and clove till the corn kernels start to open. This takes about 2 hours.
- Sieve, add the sugar and lime juice and let everything cool down.
- Serve it in a big glass with a lot of ice cubes.