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Hibiscus Popsicles w/ Mango {Jamaica Paletas con Mango}

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Okay, so I think it's kind of funny that I can go weeks at a time without posting any type of dessert and this is the third dessert that I've posted in a row.  Crazy.  And this isn't the end of it folks, there's another one comin' atcha tomorrow.  But that will be the end of them.  At least for a few days.  This one is a fantastic way to use some Hibiscus or Jamaica water concentrate.  While I did talk about Agua de Jamaica last summer, that was a full batch of the water.  This is a batch of concentrate and popsicles (or paletas) made from that concentrate.  You can dilute the rest of the concentrate about 50/50 concentrate to water (or to taste) and pour it over ice for a cool, refreshing beverage.  You could also heat it up at the same ratio for some hibiscus tea.  Or use the concentrate to make a fantastic marinade for some steak.  The possibilities are endless.  Just like adding chunks of mango to the mango popsicles, this adds a great sweet, smooth contrast to the tang of the hibiscus.
Hibiscus and Mango Popsicles
Jamaica Paletas con Mango
from the kitchen of girlichef
yield: lots...or a few...

concentrate (yield: ~2 qt):
2 oz. dried Hibiscus flowers (Jamaica)
8 c. water
~1 c. superfine sugar

for popsicles:
hibiscus concentrate (how much depends on size of your popsicles molds)
mango, peel & diced small (~1 mango for every 16 popsicles)
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28 comments

  1. These look gorgeous! Hibiscus is plenty in this part of the world; while we use a lot in our traditional medicines and remedies, use in food is limited.

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  2. Que politos más deliciosos, que fresqutos.

    Saludos

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  3. that is the most wonderful-looking popsicle!

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  4. Those pops looks super refreshing,catchy and very interesting..

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  5. mango and hibiscus!!! awesome!!!

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  6. This could become a summer staple in my house!

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  7. jamaica with mango, now that's a freaking awesome combo!! sweet and tart nad cool..oh I gotta make these. I have been on a paleta trip for the last weeks..thanks!! I love your mold and your mango paleat post. rico, rico

    bonnie
    sweetlife

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  8. I never would have dreamed of combining these flavors, but having seen them paired this way I'm sure they are delicious. This is a treat that I really have to try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. This looks delicious and they are bound to be a healthy desert as hibiscus is full of vitamin C. Where do you get your hibiscus flowers?

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  10. @Bonnie...thanks! That means alot coming from the Paleta Queen ;)

    @Miko's Girl...I buy my Hibiscus Flowers in the local Mexican market.

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  11. Hmm I wonder where I could find hibiscus flowers here. Need to investigate! This dessert is so refreshing. Definitely the perfect post-bbq treat!

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  12. wow, that is something I will fight for, I would want it so badly. Love the color, description everything.

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  13. Oh..that looks so gorgeous! Lovely color and I do have loads of Hibiscus in my backyard..need to try.

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  14. Wow thats a brand new idea for me.. I can try this with those lovely hibiscus dry flowers you sent me :D Yummm

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  15. love those easy to make popsicles and love your flavor combination come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  16. That's a very diff type of popsicles .. and that bright red color .. loving it :)

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  17. i love agua de jamaica! aaand mango! double deliciousness! perfect for summer. -Viv

    http://vivrekitchen.blogspot.com

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  18. What a fun recipe! I've never cooked anything with hibiscus before but your recipe is definitely intriguing me :)

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  19. delicious!! Honestly always I love mangos!! are delicious!! gloria

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  20. I'm all about dessert...especially dessert that is this refreshing! Thank you for sharing another beautiful recipe with me. I'm sorry I've been so absent! You are an inspiration and a blessing. I hope you have a wonderful end to your week, my sweet friend!

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  21. Great idea for summer! Now if we'd only get some summer weather here in the Pacific NW...

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  22. WOWWWWW....that's the only word I can say when I saw this:)
    Amazing how you turned this local flower in my country in such a lovely popsicle!!:D
    Love the natural shade of color too....;)

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  23. Never knew the hibiscus was edible. Oh by the way, I only live 15 miles south of you in Bremen.

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  24. I was just looking at the hibiscus blossoms in my pantry thinking that I needed to do something with some of them. These pops look like the perfect use. ;-)

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  25. Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  26. Lol, I did think it was interesting that you posted so many desserts in a row.  These look so refreshing, I've actually never had Jamaica but Benihana has this hibiscus tea that's pretty tasty so I assume that's around what it tastes like.  I think this would taste good with a little alcohol in them, some vodka maybe?  Not sure if they'd completely set, but that'd make a nice summer treat!

    -Rosie

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