Back in Venezuela you can find "El Chichero" that is the way how we call the person who sell chicha. I remember when I was in the high school, this man coming to the school in his bike, a modified bike, with a big cooler, full of a thick paste made with rice, he used to pour ice and milk and shake it. I remember the line at the school gate of people waiting for their "chicha"... please put more condensate milk and cinnamon, we used to beg him. I almost see myself smiling after I got my chicha, so refreshing and sweet.
Now, well things have changed. Something that I admire about Venezuelan, is that they have taken their traditional food and drinks and they have upgrade the presentation and the way who is eating and serving. You still find at this time people who sell chicha in the bike with the big cooler, but in the cities you will find a more upgrade version of the "el chichero" like the franchise Juan El Chichero, and in the grocery you will find different brands promoting this very popular drink.
|Chicha by Juan El Chichero|
|Lacteos Los Andes|
The only way to know who this drink taste without going to Venezuela is making the drink at home, I recommend this drink for children too, it is very nutritious.
Note: read your recipe at least twice before making the chicha to make sure you understand all the steps.
Venezuelan Chicha (Easy recipe)
2 cup white rice
7 cup water
1- 1/4 tsp. salt
1 can condensate milk (397 gr)
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 - 3 tsp. vanilla essence
It is very easy to make, delicious and your children will love it and the adult too. It is a very refreshing drink and you can drink it at any time.