Vegan Nigerian Zobo Drink Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Nigerian Zobo Drink Recipe

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Vegan Nigerian Zobo Drink Recipe
Chef Jade_VEGAN NIGERIAN ZOBO DRINK

VEGAN NIGERIAN ZOBO DRINK

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Strainer or sieve
  • Pitcher or jug
  • Wooden spoon or spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups dried hibiscus petals Zobo leaves
  • 6 cups water
  • 1-2 cups sweetener of choice sugar, honey, or any plant-based sweetener
  • 1-2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • Optional garnish: orange slices pineapple chunks, mint leaves

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, add the dried hibiscus petals (Zobo leaves) and water.
  • Add the grated ginger, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to the pot.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
  • Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. This helps to extract the flavors from the hibiscus petals and spices.
  • After simmering, remove the pot from heat and let it cool down.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, strain it through a fine-mesh strainer or sieve into a pitcher or jug. Discard the hibiscus petals and spices.
  • Add your preferred sweetener (sugar, honey, or any plant-based sweetener) to the strained liquid. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste.
  • Stir well to dissolve the sweetener.
  • Place the pitcher or jug in the refrigerator and let it chill for a few hours or until cold.
  • Once chilled, give it a good stir before serving.
  • Serve the Nigerian Zobo Drink in glasses or cups over ice. Garnish with orange slices, pineapple chunks, or mint leaves if desired.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories: 90 | Total Fat: 0g | Total Carbohydrates: 23g | Dietary Fiber: 2g | Protein: 1g

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