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Learn A Recipe: How To Make Zobo Drink


Zobo leaves

Ginger (1-2pieces)

1 big ripe pineapple

Ginger (1)

Artificial flavors and sweeteners


1.     The zobo leaves are always very dusty so you need to wash it thoroughly in cold water to get rid of the dust. as you wash, it will feel as if you’re rinsing out all the color in the zobo leaves but not to worry, dried zobo leaves is very rich in flavor/color; so much that you can dry and reuse.

2.       After you’ve washed your zobo leaves, peel your pineapple into thin slices. You may also cut the pineapple peels into thin slices so you can add them to the drink but it is advisable you don’t as the pineapple peel may have dirt that may be hard to get out due to their thorny nature. However, if you can go through the stress of washing the peels thoroughly, you can always add them to the drink. Also slice your garlic and ginger into very small pieces.

3.       Then you put your washed zobo leaves into a deep pot and add your diced pineapples. Add enough water and allow to boil for 5-10 minutes.

4.        After 10 minutes of boiling, add your garlic and ginger. Leave to boil for another 30 minutes.

5.       Then, remove from fire and leave to cool. Once it is cool, squeeze out the juice from the leaves and pineapples. Pour the juice through a sieve to remove particles. If you don’t have a sieve, a clean white cloth, tightly meshed net or a chiffon cloth will do too.

6.       You can add sugar or any other artificial fruit flavors you want; that’s if you don’t like the natural tangy sour taste of the zobo drink.

Some add pepper and citrus fruits to the drink while boiling and some add alcohol or a bit of palm wine just to spice things up. The zobo drink is very cheap and also very healthy. It also can be used in parties especially when you’re on a tight budget and it goes with almost every snack.

I hope you found this post useful. If you have any questions or you have problems getting it right, please leave a comment and will try to out you through the best I can.

Alice Temitope Dako

Alice Temitope Dako

A passionate reader, a photographer of thoughts and an ardent book collector. A nerd in love with the world built by words... www.theinkheartnlog.com


  1. I washed d leaves into a pot,added 2peeled and washed ginger,kana,1cinamin stick and st to boil for about thirty minutes ,wen it cooled,I added sweetner,I hope am on track

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