K is for Karkade

K is for Karkade! And obviously I´m in a food and drink mood lately. These are the dried hibiscus flower petals that are used to brew karkade, a drink popular hot or cold. Maybe I should have posted this photo before the one of the simmering petals that I posted last summer. 🙂 I said it then and I´ll say it again – karkade makes an excellent plastic-free beverage if you buy the petals in bulk using your own container or bag.

Last night, I discovered an ice cream parlor in Cairo that was selling karkade ice cream. That´s a flavor I´ve never seen before! So perhaps you could even use your brewed beverage to make popsicles or some other frozen treat.

Karkade is pronounced (kar-ke-day) كركديه