Roselle / Rosa de Jamaica / Hibiscus Syrup

We have been looking for Roselle/Rosa de Jamaica/Hibiscus  for quite a few months now, but didn’t quite find anything suitable. So, I decided to try it out for myself. So here it is, Hibiscus Syrup.

This is great for pancakes, ice cream and fruits, and also as a beverage base.  However, I will be trying it out on some savory dishes as well; I’ll be posting on that soon.


Roselle (Rosa de Jamaica Hibiscus) Syrup

A The Foodies’ Kitchen Recipe
Yield: About 2 cups

2 cups dried roselle flowers
2 ½ cups water
2 ½ cups sugar


  1. Mix the water and the sugar in a medium pot. Add the Roselle flowers. Let it boil for 20 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Remove the roselle flowers with a slotted spoon, and let the syrup boil for 40 minutes longer over medium heat. Stir it every once in a while to prevent it from sticking and watch that the temperature isn’t too high. Let it simmer with a light boil.
  3. Check for the consistency, dip a spoon in it and it should lightly cover it.
  4. Pass it through a sieve and then bottle it up, and let it cool before putting in the refrigerator.

Roselle (Rosa de Jamaica) Syrup

Roselle (Rosa de Jamaica) Syrup

Roselle (Rosa de Jamaica) Syrup

Roselle (Rosa de Jamaica) Syrup

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5 Responses to "Roselle / Rosa de Jamaica / Hibiscus Syrup"

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  1. Sandy Troy Pennington

    January 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Have you tried to do a Roselle vinegar? I’ve done a blackberry vinegar.. but was looking for some Roselle vinegar recipes. If you have a vinegar recipe for Roselle I would love to see it. Thanks so much. I’ve been making Roselle jam and sauce for years – I grow my own Roselle. Thanks.

  2. Kitty

    January 8, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Sandy!
    We haven’t tried Roselle Vinegar, but we will! I already have a couple of reference recipes lined up so we can try it out. Thanks for the idea! :)

  3. Sandy Troy Pennington

    January 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Would love to here how your trials go with Roselle vinegar. I love growing Roselle… and would love to see any good recipes you come up with.

  4. Kitty

    January 25, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Sandy! Just to let you know that we are working on the Roselle Vinegar! We made it a couple of days ago, and we’re just waiting for it to infuse and we will come back with our findings!

  5. Sandy Troy Pennington

    January 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    great news… thanks for keeping me in the loop…I’ll be curious if you are using dry store bought roselle … or do you have fresh on hand. Here in southwest FL.. my roselle crop is now over.. no more harvests for me till next fall 2014. regards.

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