How To Make Zobo Thick – Sorrel Drink, Hibiscus Tea

How To Make Zobo Thick

How to make zobo thick is one thing and how to make zobo is another.

‘Zobo’ is the short form for  “Zoborado”. It is gotten from a plant in the Hibiscus family called the Roselle plant.

Zobo drink is a very popular drink, especially in the northern parts of Nigeria. Having a higher number of people that consume Zobo daily.

Aside from having a very sweet taste, its health benefits are numerous. It is known to increase growth in infertility in both men and women.


Not everyone knows how to make zobo thick but most will know the process of making zobo.

To make your zobo thick, just add one cup of concentrated hibiscus calyces to two cups of water(i.e, the ratio of your hibiscus calyces to water should be 1:2) and this will make your zobo thick.

In this article, you will not only learn how to make zobo drinks but also how to make zobo thick.Picture Of Zobo Drink

Walk with me through this article as you learn everything about zobo, health benefits, how to make zobo thick, ingredients to use, and lots more.

Ingredients To Use To Make Your Zobo Thick

Here is a list of ingredients that we will use to make our zobo thick according to the Zobo drink recipe in Nigeria:

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  • 1 piece of Ginger
  • 1 piece of Garlic
  • Beetroot (according to your choice)
  • Pineapple (according to your choice)
  • Orange (optional)
  • Mango (optional)
  • 2 cups of Dry zobo leaves
  • Cloves
  • Sugar(optional)
  • Lots of water
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How To Make Zobo Thick

Here we can prepare our zobo with pineapple, watermelon, cucumber, dates, or even without any of them. It all depends on the flavor or recipe you want to get.

Kitchen Utensils That Will Be Needed While Preparing Your Sorrel Drink

  • Cooking gas/stove /firewood
  • Blender
  • Spoon
  • Pot
  • Strainer/chiffon fabric

Steps To Make Zobo Drink Thick

Before I proceed to the steps on how to make zobo thick, we have to prepare or ingredients to avoid adding diets or adding our ingredients without processing them.

Preparation On How To Make Zobo/Hibiscus Tea/Sorrel Drink Thick

How To Make Zobo With Pineapple

  • Rise your Zobo leaves with water to remove first and dust. Bring it out immediately and place it in a sieve.
  • Peel the back of your fruits mango, pineapple, beetroot, or orange according to your choice and wash it.
  • Slice them into cubes and blend most of the fruits.
  • Peel and wash the back of your ginger and garlic and grind (roughly).
  • Grind clove into powder

How To Make Your Zobo Thick

How thick your zobo is depended on how much water you allow the calyces to steep in.

If you want to make your zobo thick just add one cup of concentrated hibiscus calyces to two cups of water(i.e, the ratio of your hibiscus calyces to water should be 1:2) and this will make your zobo thick and highly concentrated.

Note, you can always dilute it later to become lighter if you wish.

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How To Make Zobo Thick

How To Preserve Zobo Drink For Sell/home

Let’s assume you prepared your Zobo drink in a large quantity and couldn’t sell all or prepared a large amount of the hibiscus drink at home.

Questions that will follow are “How can I preserve my Zobo drink?”

Here is a list of methods we wish you to opt for. A chemical substance is the least of them if all methods are not possible for you:

Method 1

Freeze it: If you have a constant electricity supply, place your sorrel Drink/Zobo juice into plastic bottles and place it in your refrigerator to freeze or keep it cool. If you don’t have constant electricity you have to look into the second method.

Method 2

Ration it: Measure out the particular quantity you will be able to sell for the day or you and your family will be able to consume for the day and dry the remaining Zobo leaves to use another day.

Method 3

Use natural food preservatives: Some of the ingredients used are natural food preservatives. You can also add some other ones to help preserve your Zobo drink. Some of the natural food spices are garlic, ginger, kola nut, cinnamon, and nutmeg.How Do I Make Quality Zobo

Method 4

Chemical preservatives: Like I said earlier this should be the last option and only if you are selling and all the other methods are not handy.

Health Benefits Of Zobo Drink(Sorrel Drink)

We know how to make Zobo thick, what about the health benefit of Zobo?

This chapter of the tutorial will let you know about the health of Hibiscus tea/Zobo drink

  1. Zobo drink reduces the rate of blood pressure
  2. Hibiscus tea lowers Cholesterol in the body
  3. It protects the Liver
  4. The sorrel drink contains anti-cancer properties
  5. It is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent
  6. (This one is for the ladies) Zobo juice reduces Menstrual pain.
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How To Make Hibiscus Drink For Weight Loss

To make zobo for weight loss, you have to avoid using sweeteners. Especially the addition of sugar.

Do not add sugar to your hibiscus leave if you want to lose weight. Try as much as possible to leave it aside. You can add natural sweeteners like ripe pineapple and orange to your sorrel drink to make it sweet.

The steps to make zobo drink for weight loss is not different. Just follow the steps on how to make zobo thick and omit sugar to get your desired zobo for weight loss.


This article has given you a step-by-step guide on how to make zobo drink thick, how to make zobo with pineapple, how to make zobo with cucumber, watermelon, mango, beetroot, ginger, garlic, and lots more.

Make sure to follow the steps, you won’t be able to make only thick Zobo but also very sweet and tasty hibiscus tea.

Do you have a question to ask regarding the topic of how to make Zobo drink/Hibiscus tea/Sorrel drink thick?

Let us know in the comment section and suggestions are also allowed.