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Frozen Sorrel Ice Cube Treat
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
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.
- 2 Cups Sorrel, (Fresh or Frozen)
- 2 Cups Water
- 7 Buds Clove
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar
- 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.
- Cover the pot with the sorrel drink mixture and let it cool completely.
- Once it is cool, pour it in a jug and sweeten with sugar.
- Pour into 2 ice trays and place in the freezer until well frozen (about 2-3 hours).
- Enjoy this bite size cubed delight by itself or you can add wax apple and sorrel like it did in the photo!
These Ice Trays really make it easy to take out my frozen treats. They release easily from the mold.
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