Hibiscus syrup / zobo syrup 

By DoctorChef

Are you looking for an alternative to the almighty maple syrup? Well if yes you have come to the right place. This hibiscus syrup recipe came to me in dream…..ahah gotcha!! I am just kidding.I saw a dessert on Instagram glazed with hibiscus syrup…that’s when the ideas starts flowing. So I thought oh why not make pancakes topped with hibiscus syrup. Well it took time but I finally made it. 

Firstly I washed the hibiscus. Boil it with water and add limes to it. The cooking time depends on how much sugar to water ratio. If you put too much water let it boil a little more until your desired consistency is reached.

You can add this syrup to dessert , yoghurt, ice-cream and pancakes.

Pancakes served with hibiscus syrup by Doctorchef


  • 1 cup of Hibiscus flower
  • 2 cups of Water 
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • Lime (optional)


  1. Wash and boil the hibiscus with 1.5 cups of water for 20min. Drain it in a fine mesh to separate the juice from the soft hibiscus flower.
  2. In a small saucepan, add 1 Cup of hibiscus juice and sugar, bring them to a boil and stir occasionally. If you are adding lime, cut it into pieces and add it to the mixture.
  3. Check it every 10minutes until ur desired consistency is reached.
  4. Enjoy!!

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