Have You Tried Corn Juice? You Should!

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Want another way to enjoy that glorious summer corn? How about a cool, sweet glass of corn juice! 

Many cultures have corn-based drinks, from Central American atol de elote to Peruvian chicha morada. Corn juice or corn milk is also popular in Asian countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam, where it might be served plain or mixed with milk or sugar. I find that homemade corn juice rarely needs anything extra — it's naturally sweet and creamy, yet delicate. 

To make corn juice, remove the kernels from a fresh ear of corn. (You can also cook the corn first, if you prefer.) Puree in a blender with about 1 cup of water per ear of corn, and strain. Chill and drink within a couple of days. 

Have you tried homemade or store-bought corn juice? Do you prefer it straight up or mixed with something else? 

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