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Bissap du Burkina Faso (Burkinabe Hibiscus Flower Drink)

An tart drink that has incredible health benefits.
Course Drink
Cuisine Burkina Faso
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 25kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • Sugar to taste


  • Rinse the hibiscus flowers then place in a large pot, pour over the water.
  • Bring to a boil and continue boiling until the water is deeply colored.
  • Drain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve
  • Add sugar to taste and mix in the vanilla extract
  • Allow to cool and serve over ice for a refreshing drink.


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 33mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 5.1mg