Paletas De Jamaica

Paletas De Jamaica
4.5 from 2 ratings
Hibiscus flower is for more than tea. Not only does dry and edible hibiscus flower help lower blood pressure, but its concentrate also makes for one mean summer-time popsicle. Recipe courtesy of Pati Jinich
Prep Time
Cook Time
Paletas de jamaica
Total time: 4.73 hours
  • 8 cup water
  • 2 cup hibiscus flower, dried
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cup hibiscus flower/jamaica concetrate
  • 3/4 cup mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • chocolate morsels to taste, optional
  • shredded coconut to taste, optional
  • popsicle molds
  1. In a saucepan, pour 8 cups of water and place over high heat.
  2. Once it comes to a boil, add the hibiscus flowers, simmer at medium heat for 10 minutes and turn off the heat.
  3. When cool, strain into a heatproof glass or plastic water jar.
  4. Add the sugar and lime juice.
  5. Mix well, cover and refrigerate.
  6. Pour 2 cups of jamaica concentrate into eight 4-ounce molds.
  7. Add pieces of mango, chocolate and coconut.
  8. Place in freezer until set and frozen, about 4 to 5 hours.