Jamaica Popsicles

Jamaica Popsicles

Paletas de Jamaica
8 popsicles
Pati Jinich
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chocolate, coconut, flowers, hibiscus, jamaica, mango, Paleta, Popsicle, rum
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Jamaica Popsicles recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 1, Episode 6 “Hibiscus Flowers”


To make Jamaica Concentrate (makes about 5 cups):

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups, about 2-3 ounces, dried hibiscus flowers, depending on how tightly you pack the cups
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, or to taste

To make Jamaica Popsicles:

  • 2 cups hibiscus flower/jamaica concentrate
  • 3/4 cup mango, peeled, pitted diced
  • Chocolate morsels to taste, optional
  • Shredded coconut to taste, optional
  • For adult fun you can make them grown up and add some Rum!

To Prepare

To make the concentrate:
  • In a saucepan, pour 8 cups of water and place over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the jamaica flowers, simmer at medium heat for 10 minutes and turn off the heat. When cool, strain into a heat proof glass or plastic water jar. Add the sugar and lime juice, mix well, cover and refrigerate.
To make the popsicles:
  • Pour 2 cups of jamaica concentrate into 8, 4 ounce molds. Add pieces of mango, chocolate and coconut. Place in freezer until set and frozen, about 4 to 5 hours. Enjoy!

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  1. One episode on Hungry food channel…
    BAM! The kitchen is alive with aroma.
    Thank you for sharing your experience and passion.

  2. Got the hibiscus flowers from Amazon in 2 days. I would be so grateful if anyone has calculated the carbs in this recipe. As one of the 34.2 million diabetics in the US who have to calculate every carb we eat, it would be tremendous to have nutrition information attached to your recipes. Insulin keeps me alive because I lost my pancreas to cancer so I try to avoid recipes without nutrition but I am nutty about so many of yours, I can’t help myself, I just have to try them!❤️

    1. Thanks for the suggestion about the calories, we will take it into consideration. Take care and stay safe and strong 😉

  3. Hola Pati, I decided to make a batch of Jamaica tea yesterday with flowers I had brought back from Oaxaca. I used Splenda and it turned out delicious. I love the idea of popsicles for summer! Are you planning anymore zooms? I participated in one you did making guacamole and it was so much fun!

    1. Hello Jo, I am sure your Jamaica tea was awesome and you can easily turn it into popsicles! Glad you enjoy the Zoom with Avocados from Mexico, at the moment what I am making the most is FB Lives from my kitchen with all sorts of recipes. Check on my FB page or Instagram to find when the next one will happen 😉

    1. The Hibiscus flowers should be available in any Latin Market Karen, but if you cannot find them, they sell them online on Amazon and other sites 😉

    2. I order mine on etsy through grassroots and theres another company i think call the herbal company. I get a 1lb bag for 15 or 16.99

  4. Gracias!!! Ya hice tu receta de mole de olla… quedó delicioso.. Me encanta la jamaica. Que moldes para paletas recomiendas.

    1. Hola Cynthia, que bueno que te gusto el Mole de Olla! Para las paletas, cuanlquier molde sirve, venden unos en Target muy buenos, disfruta!

  5. These sound great, but there’s no way I can find jamaica flowers. I did find Jamaica tea. It can be brewed very strong. Would this work? Gracias, Pati

    1. Yes Paula, you can use the tea or you can order the Jamaica Flowers online, they have them on Amazon and many other sites, enjoy!

  6. This recipe for the Jamaica popsicles sounds very inviting since we live in the Central Valley of California and it gets pretty hot here. These popsicles will be a refreshing treat on any warm day!! Thanks again Pati for your great recipes that we enjoy using!!

  7. Gracia por los boletines que me envias soy fan tuya veo todos los videos tuyo,tus recetas todas son deliciosas me gustan mucho!!!!.

  8. Hola Miss Pati from South Carolina,
    I moved to the Charleston area about 8 months ago from California, I love it here and it is beautiful but there is one problem, no great Mexican food. I love your show so much you make cooking great Mexican food look easy so much so that I now own 2 of you wonderful cookbooks and I will be getting more.

    Thank you for who you are and what you have brought into my life. If you ever come to Charleston, I hope you do, I also hope I get the chance to meet you.
    Karla, a major fan

    1. Thank you so much, Karla…I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying the cookbooks. And I hope you are settling in in your new home.

  9. Hi Pati, Any chance your recipes could come with a nutritional breakdown ? Sal, Sucre, Calories, etc ? I’m diabetic and could use the information. Gracias.

  10. Hola Pati, I have several Hibiscus Bushes growing in my front yard and in the drive way.
    2 are red and the rest assorted colors. Could I use the drying red flowers from home or
    should I use the ones from the market. A few friends say I may and others say no, I must only use flowers from the market because mine are not the right kind or safe.
    I only use organic food and fertilizers, if anything, when used.
    Your say, of course, is the decision maker.

  11. Pati, any recommendations on paleta molds? Or can you give a source on the molds you used? I can’t wait to make these 🙂

  12. These sound amazing, Pati. I never would have thought to add chocolate to my hibiscus paletas! Can’t wait to make them.

  13. Where can I get those molds?
    Thanks… Amo tu show linda. Besos. Soi de Chihuahua haver cuando ases un show de Chihuahua

    1. You can find them so many places…online and in stores. I hope to get to showcase Chihuahua in a future episode :).