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Frozen Sorrel Ice Cube Treat

Updated on September 15, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

Frozen Sorrel Ice Cube Treat - Roselle Iced Treat
Frozen Sorrel Ice Cube Treat - Roselle Iced Treat | Source

Sorrel (Roselle) Ice Cube Treat

Sorrel is abundant in the Caribbean around Christmas time and then non-existent until Christmas rolls around again. So I am like the ants. I plan ahead and hoard sorrel so that I can enjoy it when it’s out of season, like now. Then the best way to prolong my enjoyment of sorrel is to make this frozen ice cube treat.

So you see that picture of it right there? I already ate it all for my mid-morning snack. Lucky me!

The botanical name for ‘Sorrel’ is Hibiscus Sabdariffa. It is a species of Hibiscus that is native to West Africa but it is grown in many countries around the world including Australia, Berma, Bengali, Brazil, Ghana, Egypt, Jordan, Malaysia and Saudia Arabia. It is called ‘Sorrel’ in the Caribbean and Latin America, where it is also grown, but it is known by a host of different names in each of the other countries where it is grown.

Try this really simple and delicious snack to cool down the Summer or Dry Season heat.

When you're finished with the sorrel, however, don't throw it away! Prolong your enjoyment of sorrel by making this Super Easy Sweet Sorrel Side Dish.

Image credit: All photos are compliments Heidi Vincent

Angel Brand Dried Sorrel 4.5 oz (2 Pack)
Angel Brand Dried Sorrel 4.5 oz (2 Pack)

I get my sorrel from the downtown market. If you don't find it at your farmer's market you can buy it from amazon right here.

 

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 2 hours
  • Cook time: 5 min
  • Ready in: 2 hours 5 min
  • Yields: Serves 4 - 6 persons

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Sorrel, (Fresh or Frozen)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 7 Buds Clove
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar

Instructions

  1. Place the sorrel, water, clove and bay leaf in a pot and bring to a boil.Turn off the fire as soon as the sorrel drink mixture starts to boil.
  2. Cover the pot with the sorrel drink mixture and let it cool completely.
  3. Once it is cool, pour it in a jug and sweeten with sugar.
  4. Pour into 2 ice trays and place in the freezer until well frozen (about 2-3 hours).
  5. Enjoy this bite size cubed delight by itself or you can add wax apple and sorrel like it did in the photo!
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Frozen Sorrel Ice Cube Treat - Sorrel Drink in Ice Tray - Sorrel - Roselle
Frozen Sorrel Ice Cube Treat - Sorrel Drink in Ice Tray - Sorrel - Roselle | Source
Rubbermaid -White Ice Cube Tray, 16 cube trays (Pack of 2)
Rubbermaid -White Ice Cube Tray, 16 cube trays (Pack of 2)

These Ice Trays really make it easy to take out my frozen treats. They release easily from the mold.

 
Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver
Yonanas 901 Deluxe Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver

Well as you can see from my recipe, I love frozen fruit treats!

If you’re like me then you and your whole family can enjoy delicious and healthy frozen fruit treats with this Frozen Treat Maker.

It includes an instruction manual and a list of recipes to give you frozen treat ideas.“Yonanas turns frozen fruit and other flavorings into a delicious, healthy soft-serve treat.

The unit combines frozen bananas and any additional fruit or chocolate and instantly churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream, but without the additional fat, sugar, or preservatives.”

 

© 2014 Heidi Vincent

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      James Jordan 3 years ago from Burbank, CA

      durian Popsicles!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Merrci: LOL!!! Thanks for visiting Merrci. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @RinchenChodron: What are you waiting for RichenChodron! Thanks for visiting. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Frugal-UK LM: Interesting, Frugal-UK! I have never actually seen or tasted the green one. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Have a blessed week.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      It's too pretty to eat!

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      Very interested to try this! Thanks

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      Frugal-UK LM 3 years ago

      Here in England Sorrel is a green leaf wild veg that looks like clover and you pick and eat like cabbage.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @BodyHairRemoval: Thanks for the compliment and the visit Body_Hair_Removal_for_Men. Have a blessed week.

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      BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

      This look very delicious! Sounds perfect for a hot summer

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @trezzhame: Glad you liked my lens and love the sorrel drink as much as I do, trezzhame! Now you can try my sorrel ice cube treat. Thanks for visiting and sharing as a fellow West Indian. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @georgepmoola2: Thanks georgepmoola! Have a blessed week.

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      trezzhame 3 years ago

      I am West Indian and I am happy that you actually thought of sharing a recipe using sorrel. In my house it is a tradition to make the sorrel drink every Christmas. My family loves it. So thank u for sharing with others.

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      This looks jolly edible.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @takkhisa: You're welcome takkhis. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Well then give it a try, WriterJanis! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      This is the first time I have heard of sorrel! Thank you for sharing.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      It's been hot here and that looks delicious.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Rhonda Lytle: Thanks poetvix! Have a blessed weekend.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Arachnea: You are right, Arachnea. The deep red colour of sorrel is the same as that of pomegrantes. Thanks for visiting.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Arachnea: :) I don;t drink beer but I am glad you have a favourite. Go enjoy some root beer floats then, Arachnea! Have a blessed weekend.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Ibidii: You're welcome ibidii!

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I've never had this either. Love the color. These would be great served for holidays where red is part of the theme, like Valentine's Day. Very clever and unique recipe.

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      @Arachnea: Oh, I've been making root beer floats lately. I've been craving them.

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      I don't think I've ever had sorrel before. The color is so pretty. I keep thinking pomegranates.

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      @Heidi Vincent: Thank you!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @CherylsArt: I can't finish singing sorrel's praises CreativeArtist. From my response to ibidii you will see that this recipe uses the RED sorrel. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Ibidii: Hi ibidii. Well I have since updated the lens to answer your question. You can get it at your local farmer's market or just buy it from Amazon (see the link above). The sorrel used in this recipe is what Wikipedia calls "Hibiscus sabdariffa, the sorrel of the Caribbean, used to make a beverage". It IS delicious ibidii! I could suck this whole day! Have a blessed weekend.

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      This is the first time I've heard of sorrel. I looked it up and saw some that was green. It does sound refreshing to freeze up some ice cubs of something that is refreshing.

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      Where do you buy the sorrel??? I looked it up on Wikipedia. Which one is it, they list two kinds. Just wondering! Looks very refreshing and delicious!