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Peruvian Chicha Morada

Drinks, Spring, Summer

OMG so hot outside, amirite?! Last week in LA felt like the east coast: a ton of humidity, sort of overcast days (which I sort of liked) paired with high temperatures. That winner of a combo resulted in my makeup sliding off my face and my hair all frizzy. Not adorable.

That unattractive experience inspired me to make my favorite cooling-off-drink of my childhood: Chicha Morada. This is what my mama would make me when I was little.

So…here’s the deal: This drink is made from corn. Yes! Corn! Beautiful Peruvian purple corn that’s been dried. You can find it at most Latin supermarkets and online here. Note: It should run you about $4 at a latin market, so amazon is a little bit more expensive.

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