Question from P., Georgia
Isn't the Chicheme Frio and the hot Chicheme one in the same, just that one is cold and the other is hot?
Although both the cold and hot Chicheme contain the same exact ingredients, they do not just differ by temperature. Their preparation method is unique, resulting in two different products - one is a cold and light drink, and the other is a hot and thick porridge. The only preparation step that they have in common is that both require to first cook/boil the hominy corn (maiz trillado) for 1-1/2 hours. Once the corn is cooked, the preparation method changes for each one: the cold Chicheme is finished in a blender vs. the hot Chicheme is finished on the stove in the same pot where the corn was cooked.