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pito recipe

Delicious Pito Recipe

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Although common in all parts of Ghana, pito is widely known in the Northern parts.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs 29 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 9 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 3
Calories 182 kcal


  • Guinea corn
  • Water


  • Take guinea corn to the mill to be grounded into powder.
  • In a large pan soak the powdered guinea corn in water and stir thoroughly.
  • Once the mash settles, the water on top of the mash is removed.
  • The remaining mash is boiled.
  • After boiling, pour the mixture into a container and leave for 24 hours to ferment.
  • Once fermentation is complete, boil the mixture again.
  • Strain mixture to separate the liquid from the mash.
  • Remove the sediment from the initial pito batch and dry
  • Serve pito into calabash or in a glass over ice.



The mash can be used as animal feed.
Sediment can be re-added for a stronger alcoholic pito.


Calories: 182kcal
Keyword pito
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