Vanilla Ginger Bissap(Mali-West Africa)

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Bissap is enjoyed in Mali and west Africa in general. Whether hot or cold, the flavor is bright, fruity, with a punch of ginger smoothed out by a velvety splash of vanilla. Be sure to serve the bissap with a few pieces of cubed mango. This recipe is by Sasha Martin.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 14 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 12-2 teaspoons vanilla extract sugar, to taste

Directions

  1. Boil 8 cups of water in a pot. Remove from heat.
  2. Add hibiscus, ginger, vanilla extract, and a small dusting of sugar.
  3. Let steep a few minutes.