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The cinnamon, paprika and chili powder are optional, but recommended. You can enjoy this drink at room temperature, or served over ice for a more refreshing drink.
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Nicaragua
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 or 3 cobs of corn (enough to fill 2 cups with kernels)
  • ½ cup roasted cacoa beans or ½ cup cocoa powder)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Water or dairy-free milk beverage, for serving
  • Ice, for serving (optional)
  • Sweetener, for serving
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F.
  2. Cook the ears of corn, either by boiling for 10 minutes or microwaving for half that time.
  3. Cut the kernels lengthwise off the cobs. Spread the kernels on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the kernels appear lightly toasted. Make sure they don’t burn, or else the flavor will be ruined.
  4. Put the corn, cacao or cocoa, chili powder, cinnamon, and paprika in your blender. Blend for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  5. Add the mixture to a glass of water or dairy-free milk beverage and ice (if using). Sweeten with your favorite sweetener, to taste.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at