Popsicle (Sorrel Popsicles)

What is better than a Sorrel Drink? Sorrel Popsicles! These freezer-friendly treats are the perfect healthy recipes for summer.

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Enjoy these as snacks and desserts for low-carb, dairy-free, and keto diets!

How to Make Sorrel Popsicles

If you know how to make Sorrel Drink, then this popsicle recipe will be very easy. 


sugar free sorrel popsicle ingredients

Dried zobo leaves

Dried sorrel or hibiscus flowers are sour and tarty and have colorful ingredients similar to berries. Additionally, the rich red color makes the recipe enticing to consume. These are also used for other dishes and drinks

It is my go-to ingredient for a delicious all-natural Zobo Drink!


Pineapples are tropical and vibrant fruits with a saccharine flavor. Also, their soft and pulpy texture helps infuse the popsicles with the right taste. 

Convert these into fresh Pineapple Juice to hydrate your body!


Oranges are citrus fruits that have a sweet and juicy character to them. You can also use its juice and even the peel. In addition, these are one of the easiest fruits to juice.

Use your leftover oranges to make healthy Orange Juice!


Ginger can add a spicy and mildly sweet flavor to the popsicle. It also improves the refreshing quality of the dessert. I love using ginger for apple and pineapple juice!

Maple syrup

These popsicles can also be desserts because of maple syrup’s sweetness. This condiment also improves the consistency and flavor of the recipe. 

If you’ve had a sorrel drink before, you’ll recognize the ingredients mentioned in this recipe. I can assure you that you’ll enjoy these popsicles! 

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  1. Run the sorrel flowers over water, then put them in a pot.
  2. Boil these for about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped ginger for about 15 minutes over medium fire. 
  4. Toss in the pineapple slices and the orange juice.
  5. Boil them for 10 minutes.
  6. Let the beverage steep for around two hours.
  7. Mash the ingredients with a fork or masher.
  8. Filter the contents with a fine-mesh sieve.
  9. Season it with maple syrup for sweetness. 
  10. Pour the contents into popsicle molds and let them freeze for several hours.  

When taking them out of the mold, it is best to submerge the molds in water for 15 minutes.

Indeed, every bite of this popsicle is heavenly, delicious, and invigorating. You can also have this with your family and friends for better quality time together! 

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How to Dry Hibiscus Flowers

  1. Spread the flowers on a tray.
  2. Cover them with a food net cover.
  3. Let them fry under the sun for several days or until crispy and dry.
Oven dry
  1. Put the flowers on the baking tray.
  2. Set the oven to the lowest temperature.
  3. Then, leave the oven door slightly ajar.
  4. Allow them to dry for several hours. 
  1. Dehydrate the hibiscus flowers at the dehydrator‘s lowest setting.
  2. This will take several hours, but always check for doneness. 

Store the dried flowers in an airtight container or a resealable bag for up to several weeks or months. 

How to Select, Store, and Prepare Fresh Fruits for Popsicles


Selection. Choose a pineapple with Leaves, a firm texture, and tender fronds. Smell the base for a sweet fragrance. Select ones that are heavy for their size. 

Storage. Room-temperature pineapples must be used within two days. Refrigerate the pineapple to extend its shelf life to about five days. 

Preparation. Chop the bottom of the pineapple. Place it on a chopping board. Peel the fruit by running the knife in a downward motion. Remove as much of the fronds or eyes as possible. Slice the pineapple into pieces.


Selection. Buy oranges that feel heavy for their size. They should also be free from soft spots, discoloration, or holes. Go for oranges with a smooth texture and vibrant color.

Storage. Store the oranges at room temperature and use them within two days. Refrigerate them to prolong shelf life. 

Preparation. Don’t wash the orange unless you are ready to use it. If you want to use its zest, use a grater or a zester. Slice it in half to extract the juice.

Popsicle Mold Alternatives

Aside from popsicle molds, you can also use ice cube trays, plastic cups, glass containers, loaf pans, muffin liners, and more. Cover the containers with aluminum foil to seal them. 

hibiscus popsicle

Variations Sorrel Popsicles

Infuse it with additional flavor by adding ingredients such as berries, allspice, cinnamon, lime juice, sugar, stevia, honey, and more. You can also incorporate fruit chunks into the popsicle for added texture and taste. 

Mix it with heavy cream, almond milk, evaporated milk, or yogurt to make it creamier. Remember to balance the flavors with other ingredients. 

  • Pot: Make the sorrel drink in a pot over a stove. 
  • Popsicle molds: Freeze the popsicles in molds. 
  • Masher: Release the flavors of the fruits with a masher. 
  • Fine-mesh sieve: Achieve a smooth consistency by filtering the drink. 
  • Wooden spatula: Mix the drink with a spatula to distribute the flavors. 

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How to Serve Sorrel Popsicles

Sorrel-flavored popsicles can be enjoyed any day, especially when it’s hot. It can even be a nutritious comfort dessert for you and your loved ones. These make perfect desserts for when you want to lose weight. 

Place them in a bucket of ice or a cooler to last longer. Put them in warm water for a few seconds to easily remove the popsicles.

Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Popsicles will not last long at room temperature. Keep them in a bowl of ice and consume them within an hour. 

Quick Tip!

  • In the fridge: If you want them to thaw for juice, then put them in the fridge. Refrigerated popsicles can only be consumed within a few hours. 
  • To freeze: You can freeze these for several weeks or even months. Note that these are best consumed immediately. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are the popsicles not freezing? 

It may be because of the consistency of the mixture. The difference between the popsicles and the juice is that they need to be thicker to retain their shape. 

How long do popsicles take to freeze?

Popsicles usually take two hours to freeze. Keep them in the freezer for longer to ensure they are ready to eat. Just don’t keep them in the freezer too long to prevent spoilage.

Can you freeze the juice for popsicles? 

Yes, you can. But remember that you need to make a slightly thicker juice consistency. Thicken the consistency by reducing the water.

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Healthy Sorrel Popsicle (VIDEO)

Get healthy and refreshed by snacking on these sorrel-flavored popsicles!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine European
Calories 86kcal


  • 1 cup hibiscus flower (sorrel)
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 orange
  • 100 g ginger
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 cups water


Prepare the zobo leaves.

  • Rinse the sorrel flowers under running water, then put them in a pot.
  • Boil these for about 15 minutes with chopped ginger for about 15 minutes over medium fire.

Make the sorrel drink.

  • Toss in the pineapple slices and the orange juice. As an optional step, zest the orange peel with a grater or zester. Boil the contents for 10 minutes.
  • Let the drink steep for at least two hours before mashing the solid ingredients. Then, filter the contents with a fine-mesh sieve.
  • Sweeten it with maple syrup for sweetness.

Freeze the popsicles.

  • Pour the contents into popsicle molds and let them freeze for several hours.
  • When taking the popsicles out of the mold, it is best to submerge the molds in water for 5-10 seconds.



  • Make the juice consistency thicker to achieve a creamy instead of an icy popsicle.
  • As popsicle mold alternatives, use muffin trays, cups, ice cube trays, and other similar materials.
  • Keep them in a bowl of ice to serve at room temperature.


Serving: 1 (of 6)Calories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 3gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 253IUVitamin C: 84mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.5mg
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