Chicha is a drink that people have made in the Andes for 1000s of years.
It can be fermented or non-fermented. This Chicha drink recipe is for a fermented version that will yield a drink that contains 1%-3% alcohol. It is possible to consume this beverage immediately after making it too.
- 1/2 cup purple corn flour - you can sub this for regular corn flour or polenta too
- 1 cup Maca chips (or 1/2 cup Maca powder)
- 1/4 cup Quinoa
- 1 cup Sugar (coconut sugar will also do the job)
- 2 Cinnamon sticks
- 10 Cloves
- 5.5L of Water
- In a large pot, boil the corn flour, Maca, Quinoa, Cinnamon and Cloves over the course for about 2 hours.
- Allow the mixture cool, strain and place in a large container. Add sugar.
- Allow to ferment for 2-6 days.
- Serve cold.
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