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?
- Dried Red Hibiscus Flowers
- Sugar (Optional)
- Ice Pop Maker (for the popsicle)
Step 1: Slice the pineapple and the ginger
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
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
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
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
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.
Step 6: Put the drink in the Ice pop maker
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
I put the Ice pop maker in the freezer overnight.
Step 10: And voila!! Here are your Iced Zobo Pop
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,