Gelee Supreme

In this episode of Eating by Heart, Colombe demonstrates how to use hibiscus flowers to create a beautiful and tasty dessert. Typically, hibiscus flow

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In this episode of Eating by Heart, Colombe demonstrates how to use hibiscus flowers to create a beautiful and tasty dessert. Typically, hibiscus flowers are used in a refreshing summer iced tea, but they have many other appetizing uses. Pistachios add additional taste and texture: they are a lower calorie nut, high in potassium, that can help lower your cholesterol. This is a wonderful dessert for when you are entertaining guests or just want to treat yourself to something a little special.

 

  • ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • ⅓-cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon agar-agar flakes
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, finely chopped
  • 2 cups water
Boil 2 cups of water in a kettle. Wrap the hibiscus flowers in cheesecloth and stir, along with the maple syrup and 2 cups boiling water into a medium pot. Place the agar-agar flakes in the pot and let sit at least 20 minutes. While tea is seeping, rough cut your pistachios. Remove the hibiscus flowers and bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the agar dissolves. Pour into a glass measuring cup and let it cool down. Pour into 4 small glasses or teacups. Finish cooling process in the refrigerator, at least 2 hours. In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream and vanilla until thick. Dollop the cream over the hibiscus gelee with a sprinkling of pistachios and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 4
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 23611%
Fat 14gr21%
Cholesterol 41mg13%
Sodium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 28gr21%
Fiber 1gr4%
Sugar 22gr44%
Protein 2gr3%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Cholesterol
Lower
Cholesterol
Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium
Vegetarian
Vegetarian