#1797 Chicha Morada- Purple Corn Drink

My kids love to drink Chicha Morada, a refreshing Peruvian purple corn drink, at our favorite Peruvian restaurant in Queens. Do you have no local Peruvian restaurant?
This is a drink you can easily make at home and we do often!  The purple corn may be available at your local Latin market.  If not you can order online here
Most of the corn packages have a recipe on the bag. If it doesn't here's mine:

1 gallon Water
Organic pineapple peel from whole organic pineapple (whenever I'm not ready to make chicha but am cutting a pineapple I just throw the peel in the freezer to use later)
3 Cinnamon sticks
3 Whole cloves
3-5 Purple Peruvian Corn
Finely diced apples
6-10 Limes

In a large stock pot add water and cook corn with pineapple peel, cinnamon sticks, and cloves for about one hour.
Drain liquid into a pitcher.
Squeeze out lime juice from limes and add to the pitcher.  Be sure to remove any seeds.  You want enough limes so that the taste of lime is strong like a lemonade.
Sweeten the drink to your preference. Peruvians prefer it pretty sweet.
Add diced apples to garnish.
Serve chilled.

It is a very refreshing and filling drink (it is corn!).  It's also rich with anthocyanins and so a great antioxidant.  See

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