Mint Hibiscus Popsicles

Mint Hibiscus Popsicles

When I was a girl my mom would set her ringtone as ‘The Entertainer’, the song notoriously associated with ice cream trucks because she knew I would hear it.

I was one of those kids that could hear an ice cream truck a mile away. I would chase down the ice cream man waving around money for two blocks barefoot on a hot summer day

I’m an ice cream fanatic and I’m not afraid to admit it. I LOVE ice cream …and pretty much all frozen treats really. It really is one of the best foods ever created. FACT.

Even though these Mint Hibiscus popsicles don’t contain any cream (and are therefore vegan!) like traditional ice cream, they are just as light and refreshing.

Hibiscus or Jamaica is widely used in Mexico to make agua de jamaica or hibiscus water which is commonly served in restaurants and dinner tables. I love agua de jamaica because it’s like natural juice–water, hibiscus flowers and sugar. That’s it! No questions ever about if there are any crazy ingredients that you can pronounce. And just so we’re clear its pronounced ha-My-i-ka.

Traditionally agua de jamaica does not have mint in it but in this recipe it gives it that extra kick and makes these tasty popsicles all the more refreshing!

Mint Hibiscus Popsicles

  • 2 cups Hibiscus flowers (dried)
  • 1 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tbs fresh mint (or more depending on number of popsicles)
  • 8 cups water
  1. In a large mixing bowl add hibiscus flowers and water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight.
  2. Remove flowers from water and stir in sugar. Stir until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Finely slice mint leaves and evenly divide between popsicle holders.
  4. Using spoon or turkey baster add hibiscus water to popsicle holders.
  5. Let freeze overnight and enjoy!

If you LOVE this recipe, check out these other treats I’m sure you’ll gobble up!

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Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca
Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca
Tropical Fruit Salad

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