Zobo drink is another one of Nigeria’s popular drinks.
You have absolutely nothing to lose but so much to gain for taking a chilled glass of zobo Nigerian drinks.
Zobo Drink Benefit
The health benefits are immeasurable, although this depends on the ingredient you used while preparing it.
In a separate article, I have written about all the benefits of Zobo Drink
For starters, it quenches your taste.
It is one of the easiest Nigerian drinks you can make any day and the necessary ingredients are cheap also. I think you could make 2 liters of this drink with just a 400 Naira. ($1)
Do You Like Zobo?
I never really liked zobo until I learned about its nutritional values, it is one of those drinks that are made purely from natural ingredients.
Just like the fruit juice, you wouldn’t require any artificial ingredients or coloring in most cases.
I would personally recommend just natural ingredients (zobo leaves, ginger, cloves).
But most Nigerians wouldn’t have zobo without the accopanying sweetness.
Here we are going to do it just the way Mama Iyabo does it.
The plate above contains ginger, about 3 fingers of ginger would do. The ginger inset would be enough for 3 cups of zobo leaves.
Also 1 tbsp of cloves
Hausa women also make tasty zobo, the Igbos are just beginning to learn about this wonderful drink.
By the end of this article, you would have learned how to make zobo, the popular Nigerian tasty drink.
The first time I had a taste of this drink was at Bori Camp Portharcourt, those days in a secondary school; I visited a friend who happened to come from Yoruba – the best makers of zobo drink.
Not much can be said about the origin of this drink but I know that the Yorubas are the major producers. I think they even have zobo soup, 😆
How to Prepare Zobo
Here is how to make zobo in Nigeria, you will learn about all the ingredients used for making zobo and also why I prefer this above many other Nigerian drinks. With the number of ingredients below, you will be able to make about 3-4 liters of zobo.
Ingredients For Zobo Drink
3 cups of dried zobo leaves.
Ginger (2-3 fingers).
Flavors and sweeteners
1 tbsp cloves
4 liters of water.
Preparation time: 30mins | Serving: 12 persons
The standard roadside zobo drink can be made with just four ingredients – the zobo leaves, choice of flavor, cloves and ginger.
As you already know, the zobo has a somewhat sugary taste, most people chose to add a few cubes of sugar or just use the regular satchet flovour.
You buy it the same place you bought zobo leaves
There are several other flavors for making zobo, they come laced with the necessary amount of sweetness. You will find them in any Nigerian market, especially from those selling the zobo leaves.
How to Make Zobo Drink
Hand-pick every unwanted substance from the zobo leaves, wash, and start cooking with about 3 liters of water. Don’t soak before washing, just pour water, wash, and transfer into the cooking pot.
Cook to boil before adding the ginger, you can pound them to a pulp or grind with a kitchen blender the same way I did mine.
Add the cloves too.
Cook for another ten to fifteen minutes before you taste the zobo, it may taste sour.
Allow to cool a little, filter and add the joccy pineapple flavor that already contained sugar.You don’t want it too sweet. So add half a teaspoon and observe. Refrigerate.
That is how to make zobo, it’s easy, right?
It should really taste nice.
Zobo is one of the popular Nigerian drinks, it is easy to make and can be made in under 30 minutes. Serve chilled with your favorite snack.
Zobo as a drink has innumerable health benefits that I can’t even begin to mention.
Ginger which is one of the ingredients for this popular drink is known to improve heart and sight conditions.
To learn more about ginger, I have written an article about Healthy Nigerian Foods
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- 5-6 cups of dried zobo leaves.
- 3 fingers ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon pineapple flavor.
- 4 liters of water.
- Remove every unwanted substance from the zobo leaves.
- Wash and start cooking with 3 liters of water (3000ml)
- Allow it to boil before adding the ground ginger.
- Cook for another 10 minutes and turn off the heat. Filter and allow to cool for 10 minutes before adding the pineapple flavours.
- Referigerate and always serve chilled.
The Video above Shows You How To Make This Delicious Nigerian Drink.
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After trying out this zobo recipe, I would love to read your comment below, thanks.