Mocochinchi (Dried Peach Juice)

by Alura Gonzales
(Santa Cruz, Bolivia)

You’ll need:
1 pound dehydrated whole peaches (never use sweetened ones)
2 sticks of cinnamon
3 coups of water
Sugar as needed (for the caramel and for sweetening the drink)

How to prepare:
Boil 3 cups of water, then take it off the stove. Soak the dried peaches in the boiling hot water for about 1 hour. Return the peaches (and the water) to the heat. Add sugar and cinnamon.

Cook until the peaches are soft and the water has taken on a dark rusty color. To make the caramel, burn the sugar in a pan with a little water until it turns into a thick syrup before adding it to the mocochinchi. Serve very cold.

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