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Close up of a mug of hibiscus tea after an ice cube has melted and a mug in the background with two large ice cubes stacked on top of each other.

Hibiscus Chia Seed Ice Cubes

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  • Author: Catherine Perez
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 ice cubes 1x
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These Hibiscus Chia Seed Ice Cubes are a fun and flavorful way to get in some extra fiber and omega-3s. Easy to make and prep ahead of time.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 hibiscus tea bags or 2 tbsp of dry hibiscus flowers
  • 6 tsp chia seeds
  • 6 tsp maple syrup or more to preference
  • 12 tsp lemon juice
  • Sliced lemon as desired


  1. Boil the water on the stove top or in a tea kettle. Place the tea bags in a pitcher or place the hibiscus flowers in a tea infuser then pour the boiling water over them and brew for 4-5 minutes and allow to cool.
  2. To a large ice cube tray (6-2 inch square ice cube tray) add 1 tsp of chia seeds, 1 tsp maple syrup, 2 tsp lemon juice, and a thin slice of lemon to each cube in the tray.
  3. Pour the tea evenly into each cube in the tray and add additional water if needed to fill the cubes to the top.
  4. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer to freeze completely. When ready to enjoy, take 1-2 cubes and place in a mug and pour boiling water over it to thaw the cube or place in a water bottle to keep your water cold. Stir well and enjoy.


Stick to 1-2 cubes. While fiber is great, if you overload with too much fiber, you might feel constipated, so stick to the amount your gut can tolerate.

Adjust the flavorings to your liking. Add more or less lemon juice or sweetener based on your own personal preference.

Not a fan of lemon, try other juices. You can make this with orange juice or cranberry juice to help further sweeten if you don’t like the tartness of lemon.

The chia seeds will sink to the bottom. This is normal. You can always give the water a shake or stir as you enjoy it.

Whenever consuming more fiber, make sure to stay properly hydrated. Proper hydration will help with avoiding issues like constipation.