Mocochinchi, photo by Hispanic Kitchen

Mocochinchi

Cuisine: Bolivian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 6 servings
Mocochinchi is a delicious Bolivian drink made from dehydrated peaches! A delicious sweet and refreshing treat for a hot summer day.

Mocochinchi is a delicious drink made from dehydrated peaches, and is one of the most popular summertime beverages in Bolivia. The peaches are left in water overnight, then boiled with sugar. Yum!

Similar to a lemonade, this peachy beverage comes in handy when looking for an alternative to tired iced tea and its counterparts. I like to make it in large batches and serve it in a punch bowl with a serving spoon during big events at home.

 

Ingredients

  • ½ pound peaches whole, dehydrated
  • ¼ pound black raisins dried
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 lemon zest
  • brown sugar to taste

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Directions

  1. Boil 3 cups of water. Remove from heat, and soak peaches for 1 hour.
  2. Return peaches/water to heat. Add sugar, cinnamon, orange juice, and lemon zest.
  3. Cook until peaches are soft and water has acquired a dark, rusty color. Add raisins and cook another ½ hour. If the water ever steams off too low, add some more. You don’t want this recipe to thicken, it should stay nice and liquid.
  4. Remove from heat and pop it in the fridge.
  5. Rim the glass with brown sugar, add slices of peach and serve!

Chef Notes

Although you can use regular sugar, I recommend caramelizing brown sugar and adding that to taste for sweetness. Mocochinchi is best served super sweet and ice cold. Serve it with a few of the peaches in the glass. Once you drink the mocochinchi, snack on the tasty re-hydrated peaches.

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