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How to make Zobo drink ❤ Recipe for Zobo drink with Infographic

Zobo is one of the most popular Nigerian traditional drinks, but its variations can be found all over the world, including Caribbean islands, Mexico, African countries like Burkina Faso, and even in Middle East and Italy.

And it’s no wonder, as drinks, made out of Zobo (or more commonly known as Roselle) are really refreshing, they have a lot of health benefits and have bright expressive taste. If you want to learn how to make Zobo drink and enjoy it on a hot sunny day, here are a few pieces of advice just for you.


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1. How to prepare Zobo drink

Here is the simplest recipe for Zobo drink. Ingredients you’ll need for 5 liters of drink are

  • 5-6 cups of Zobo leaves
  • 2-3 middle-sized roots of ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 5 liters of water
  • Sugar, pepperhow to make Zobo drink

This is how to make Zobo out of this staff:

  • Thoroughly wash the leaves. Don’t worry about them losing their color, most likely it’s a dust coming off them.
  • Put them in a deep pot and add water. Put the pot on the fire and wait, until the water boils. Let it boil for 10 more minutes.
  • Add chopped garlic and ginger. Let the drink to boil for 30 more minutes.
  • In the end, add sugar and pepper accordingly to your taste.
  • Let it cool down. When cooled, filter it through a sieve or a cloth. Your drink is ready! 

2. How to make Zobo drink with pineapple

If you want to make your drink to taste more original and pronounced, add some fruits to it. Most commonly, people use a pineapple, which greatly compliments and completes the taste of the Zobo leaves. Here’s what you need to make this variation of the drink:

  • 5-6 cups of Zobo leaves
  • 2-3 middle-sized roots of ginger
  • 1 middle-sized pineapple
  • 5 liters of water
  • Sugar, pepper, cinnamon

This what you should do in addition to the previous recipe:

  • Peel the pineapple and cut it into the thin slices.
  • Put the pineapple slices in the very beginning with Zobo leaves.
  • Add some cinnamon with sugar and pepper to add even more flavor to your drink
  • Some people consider this variation too sour, that’s why you may want to add some pineapple flavor with the help of artificial flavor. They usually contain sweeteners too, so you won’t need to use sugar.How to make Zobo drink with pineapple

3. How to prepare Zobo with citrus fruits

Citrus fruits will work with Zobo drink pretty great too, as their sourness makes a great combination with the rich Zobo flavor. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 5-6 cups of Zobo leaves
  • 2-3 middle-sized roots of ginger
  • 1 middle-sized orange or grapefruit, ½ of the lemon
  • 5 liters of water
  • Sugar, pepper, cinnamon

And these are the instructions you’ll need to follow:

  • Peel the orange and the lemon, cut them into medium-sized cubes.
  • Don’t discard the skin – thoroughly wash it and grate it.
  • Add fruits and their skin to the Zobo leaves and proceed with the recipe, mentioned above.
  • A great addition to this recipe is 1-2 glasses of palm wine.
  • Serve with slices of fresh fruits.How to prepare Zobo with citrus fruits

4. How to make Zobo drink with cucumber

If you want to make your drink even more refreshing, add some cucumber to it. This vegetable’s flavor is light, and yet it makes everything more cooling and soothing. These are the proper ingredients for this recipe:

  • 5-6 cups of Zobo leaves
  • 2-3 middle-sized roots of ginger
  • 1 big cucumber, 1 middle-sized pineapple
  • 5 liters of water
  • Sugar, pepper

This is what you’ll need to do:

  • Make a Zobo drink with pineapple the way, mentioned above, but leave ¼ of the pineapple.
  • When the drink has completely cooled down, grate the cucumber and pineapple into the pot and let it stay for a couple of hours.
  • Filter the drink and add ice cubes to it. Enjoy!how to make zobo drink with cucumber

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