Pineapple Guava Popsicles!

| October 27, 2012 | 16 Replies

Pineapple Guava Popsicles! This is the first year in the ten years we have had the pineapple guava tree that the squirrels have left the guavas alone, and I have been able to gather a handful of fallen guavas every day. I also have guavas on one of the bushes planted in pots.


Pineapple Guavas

I’m not a fancy cook, so I really didn’t know what to do with them and regret I’ve let some go to waste, but there were so many today, I had to come up with something. I’ve never even eaten one, so my neighbor, C.L., told me to slice them in half and spoon out the insides. I decided to make a simple non-dairy smoothie.


Pineapple Guava Fruit

I scooped out about two cups of fruit. And since guava juice makes me think of Hawaii and pineapples, I added a cup of pineapple chunks and a cup of ice. I did not grow the pineapple!


Blender with Ice, Pineapple and Pineapple Guava

I blended it, and gave a cup to my teenager, who loved it, and knowing how he loves popsicles, decided to pull out the popsicle form that I haven’t used in several years, and poured the rest into that.

Popsicle Form Full of Pineapple Guava

Popsicle Form Full of Pineapple Guava

I froze them for a couple of hours, and my son tried one, and he loved it! These no-drip forms are really cool and you can suck the melting juice from the built in tube.

Pineapple Guava and Pineapple Popsicle

Pineapple Guava and Pineapple Popsicle

Pineapple guava has a very distinctive, indescribable taste, so blending in a little pineapple gives it enough familiarity to make it delicious, and you don’t need sugar. With all these warm winds that have been blowing, I’ve been feeling a little tropical, so this cool treat hits the spot!


Pineapple Guavas Hanging from the Tree

Pineapple guavas are exactly the color of the back of the leaves, so they are really hard to see until they fall to the ground. Luckily, the skin is hard, so unless you have squirrels taking a bite out of them, harvesting is as easy as picking them up off the ground. Anyone ever tried growing pineapple guava or making something with it? Have a recipe to share? Thanks for stopping by! – Kaye

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  1. Kaye, these look fantastic! Perfect for the warm, windy days we’re having! I’ve never seen those popsicle holders. Love them!

    • Valentina, they came with the house 18 years ago. The mom was Swedish and there were a lot of things Swedish, like water faucets, etc., so maybe this was something from Sweden. Anyway, they are at least 19 years old! 🙂 – Kaye

  2. Could have done with some of those in Turkey when the weather was in the forties – why do you think the squirrels left them alone this year?

    • I don’t know. We have more crows around, though, I don’t think squirrels are afraid of crows. Maybe I just had a bigger crop than squirrels. Maybe my attention is on everything growing now, and wasn’t before. There are a few skins on the ground that have been eaten. I really don’t know. – Kaye

  3. says:

    I’ve had a pineapp

  4. oceannah says:

    oh Kaye they look divine! I have the same pop molds 😉

  5. Yum! They look and sound like eating sunshine!

  6. Your popsicles sound incredibly delicious although I feel chilly just thinking about anything frozen at the moment (we are hovering at about 4 degrees above zero here at the moment)! A warm wind and a tropical-flavoured popsicle sounds blissful. Very creative way to use some of your guavas, Kaye.

    • I just had a shiver reading your temperature. There are definitely advantages to living in Southern California. Thanks! I made another batch (of 4) today. My son is on a sleepover and when he returns he will have a popsicle. It makes me cold to think of it as well! – Kaye

  7. Vireya says:

    Here (Australia) we call this fruit “feijoa”. I’ve made feijoa jam, which is pretty nice.

  8. Yummy! I love guavas, and how nice to have them fresh from your garden. Those popsicle holders are a great design. 🙂

    • Have you tried pineapple guava? They have a distinctive taste. Also, please check out my recent blog post where I made a fruit salad with the blossoms! They are in bloom now and I should have 200 guavas!

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