Jamaica Popsicles

Jamaica Popsicles

Paletas de Jamaica
8 popsicles
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chocolate, coconut, flowers, hibiscus, jamaica, mango, Paleta, Popsicle, rum
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours

Ingredients

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. 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.

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

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

  4. 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 :).