SUMMER TREAT: Nigerian Zobo Popsicles

Hello Everyone,

Happy New Week!! It’s the long weekend, I hope you all are taking a well-deserved break from work and responsibilities before they start flooding in tomorrow. The quote I will be sharing this week, I found when I was deleting old pictures from my phone. I took this quote from the novel, The Witch of Portobello by Paul Coelho but the quote is originally by Robert Frost, and I hope you guys find inspiration in it as you venture into a new week.

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference.”  – Robert Frost

In this post, I will be sharing how I made Nigerian Zobo drink (also known as Sorrel drink) into popsicles. The idea for this came into my head when I was craving those frozen drinks I used to have growing up. In this post, I will be talking about how to make Zobo drink and how to turn the drink into a popsicle.

So, what will you need?

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  • Dried Red Hibiscus Flowers
  • Pineapple
  • Ginger
  • Sugar (Optional)
  • Ice Pop Maker (for the popsicle)

Step 1: Slice the pineapple and the ginger 

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First things first, I peeled the pineapple and the ginger. After I peeled the pineapple, I sliced them in circles so it is easier to boil later on.

Step 2: Wash the dried hibiscus leaves

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Next, I washed the dried flowers thoroughly to remove any sand that might have been trapped on the flower.

Step 3: Put all the ingredients

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Next, I put the dried flower, ginger and pineapple chunks in a pot and filled the pot with water, and then put the pot on a cooker until the mix is boiled.

Step 4: Leave the drink to cool down and sieve it

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After the mix was boiled, I left the mix to cool down (for about 2 hours), then I sieved the flowers, pineapple and ginger to separate them from the drink.

Then I added 2 cups of sugar. This is optional, you can decide not to add sugar at all or add very little sugar.

Step 5: Ready to Serve

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After I sieved them, I put the drink into a jug and put in the fridge to chill.

How to make it into a popsicle?

You will need an Ice pop maker. This was very cheap, I got it for about 3$ at Walmart.

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Step 6: Put the drink in the Ice pop maker

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So to make it into a popsicle, after I sieved the drink, I put the drink into the Ice pop maker.

Step 9: Freeze the drink

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I put the Ice pop maker in the freezer overnight.

Step 10: And voila!! Here are your Iced Zobo Pop

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Well, there you go!!! A healthy but tasty summer treat to try!! I decided to put a twist to the traditional Nigerian Zobo drink by turning it into a popsicle. It makes for an awesome summer treat because of its many benefits. It is very rich in vitamin C with a high level of antioxidants.

So, how about you guys? What are the drinks you remember having as a kid?

 

Well, that’s all for today. Till my next post.

Lots of Love,

AK

 

 

 

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