jamaica popsicles

Jamaica Popsicles

Jamaica Popsicles

Paletas de Jamaica

Recipe Yield

8 popsicles

Cooking time

4 hours 15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.72 from 7 votes

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!

Comments

41comments inJamaica Popsicles

  1. Michael Hensley

    Sep 06

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

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 06

      🙂 🙂 Thanks to you for following Michael!

  2. fungramme6@gmail.com

    Jul 20

    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. Pati Jinich

      Jul 26

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

  3. Jo Fairley

    Jul 20

    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. Pati Jinich

      Jul 26

      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 😉

  4. Mr ROBERT 😎

    Jul 17

    Can u help me please thanks

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      Sure Robert, what is your question?

  5. Karen

    Jul 17

    I live in Boston. Where can I get the hibiscus? Are they available online?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      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. Franché

      Aug 01

      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

  6. Cynthia

    Jul 17

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

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

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

  7. Paula Shirley

    Jul 16

    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. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      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!

  8. Ivan

    Jul 16

    …ya! Paletas este finde semana…

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      Si!!!! Bravo Ivan, disfrutalas 😉

  9. Phillip Vivas

    Jul 16

    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!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      Thanks to you Phillip, you are going to love this during the hot days of summer, enjoy 😉

  10. Anonymous

    Jun 24

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

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 01

      Mil gracias, Maria!

  11. Karla Maguire

    Jun 22

    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.
    Love,
    Karla, a major fan

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 23

      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.

  12. Arcilia Carrasco

    Jun 20

    What a great idea. I am going to make with 0 calories stevia and monk fruit. Love jamaica. Thanks

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 21

      Enjoy them, Arcilia!

  13. Peter G

    Jun 20

    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 21

      I’m sorry, but I don’t track the nutritional information, Peter.

  14. Marta

    Sep 16

    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.

    1. Pati

      Oct 18

      No all hibiscus flowers are edible, Marta…only the sabdariffa kind are edible. Here’s some more information: https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/pati_2020/hibiscus_or_jamaica_flowers/

  15. Karina

    Jul 23

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

    1. Pati

      Aug 01

      Oh any will work great, Karina. Check what they have at your local store…or online. Have fun making them!

  16. Lola (Lola's Cocina)

    Jun 21

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

    1. Pati

      Jun 21

      Thank you Lola! I’m so happy to be part of #PaletaWeek.

  17. Viera J.

    Aug 03

    where do you get Hibiscus flowers?

    1. Pati

      Aug 04

      Try your local Latin market or international food aisle, many stores carry them now. Or you can find them online.

  18. Flor

    Aug 02

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

    1. Pati

      Aug 02

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

  19. Todd

    Jul 26

    Love Mexican food

  20. Todd

    Jul 26

    Love the Pati show

    1. Pati

      Jul 26

      Thanks, Todd!

      1. Todd

        Jul 26

        Have a nice day !

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