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Submitted by Nelson Nuñez
This recipe is in categories Desserts, Party food, Picnic
About this recipe
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Difficulty:  2 out of 5 difficulty

 Care needs to be taken when using the boiling milk.

Preparation Time: Need to soak the corn the day before.
Serving suggestions: top with some fruit or fruit sauce
This is a vegetarian recipe

In Uruguay the mazamorra is a common dish. It is a dessert of indigenous roots elaborated with: white corn, water, sugar and vanilla or artificial vanilla extract.

A variant, which is the most consumed in the country, is the milk mazamorra. In this variation, enough milk is added to the ingredients mentioned above. Sometimes, some people add a pinch of cinnamon powder. No other ingredients are added.

  • 150g of corn stomped (or liquefied in a little milk)
  • 1 litre of milk (can be replaced by water)
  • 1 vanilla chaucha 
  • 150g of ground sugar
  • A potion of natural fruit or syrup to accompany (optional)


  • 2x cooking pots or saucepans
  • Stirring spoon
  • Serving dishes 



Making and cooking it
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  1. Soak the corn with cold water in a pan the day before.
  2. The next day cook it in the same water, until the corn softens.
  3. Boil milk in a bowl with sugar, vanilla chaucha.
  4. Add the drained cooked corn and continue cooking for a few minutes.
  5. Serve cold, alone or accompanied with natural fruits or a syrup.
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