Raw Vegan Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) Popsicles
 
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Agua de jamaica layer
  • ¼+1/8 cup loose hibiscus tea
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¼ + ⅛ cup maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
Lime coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3 Tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon non-alcohol vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Place the loose hibiscus leaves (and the cinnamon stick if you'd like) into the water in a large glass jar. Put the lid on and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
  2. Once the tea is ready, strain the tea leaves out with a sieve. Add in the maple syrup and set aside.
  3. Add the shredded coconut and water into a blender, and let it run for 2½ - 3 minutes. Strain the coconut milk using a nut milk bag or a sieve.
  4. In a separate container, mix the lime juice, agave syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt, and let it chill in the refrigerator.
  5. Pour in the agua de jamaica layer into the popsicle mold to about ⅔ of the way. Put it in the freezer and let it freeze for about 3 hours until the surface appears frozen.
  6. Once the agua de jamaica layer is frozen, remove the popsicle molds from the freezer, and let it sit out for 5 minutes to soften.
  7. Remove the lime coconut milk from the refrigerator. The coconut milk should be separated in 2 layers, the white coconut cream layer and the water. Stir well to let it combine again.
  8. Pour the coconut milk into the popsicle molds. Use a chop stick (or anything that is close to a chopstick) and stab it down along the sides of the popsicle mold in a few places to make a gradation effect. Don't stab deeper than ⅔'ds the length of the mold to keep the top color pure. The jamaica tea might feel solid at first, but if you firmly press, you should be able to pierce down. Stick the popsicle sticks in and put it back it the freezer. Let it freeze for about 10 hours.
  9. Remove however many popsicles you want from the mold. If you have difficulty, run the mold under cold water for a couple seconds, no more.
  10. Serve immediately.
Notes
Hibiscus has emmenagogue effects, which promotes menstruation. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, please avoid drinking hibiscus tea.

The acidity from the agua de jamaica makes it harder to solidify than a regular popsicle, which results in requiring longer time to set than usual. The longer it has time in the freezer the better.
Recipe by Mariko Sakata | Raw Food and Plant-based Recipes at https://marikosakata.com/raw-vegan-agua-de-jamaica-hibiscus-tea-popsicle/