Vanilla Ginger Bissap(Mali-West Africa)

Total Time
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


  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.