Fermented Maca Drink Recipe - Chicha De Maca

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
  • 1 cup Maca chips (or 1/2 cup Maca powder)
  • 1/4 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 10 Cloves
  • 1.5 Gallons of Water


  1. In a large pot, boil the cornstarch, Maca, Quinoa, Cinnamon and Cloves over the course for about 2 hours.  
  2. Allow the mixture cool, strain and place in a large container.  Add sugar. 
  3. Allow to ferment for 2-6 days.  
  4. Serve cold.

We hope that you've enjoyed this fermented Maca drink recipe.  Please see our main Maca Recipes page for more inspiration.  And if you have a recipe of your own to share let us know.



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