Easy and Delicious Guava Ginger Paleta Recipe

Pyramid of Guava Ginger push pops.

Anytime is a great time for paletas- popsicles! This guava ginger paleta recipe is super easy, not overly sweet, and perfectly refreshing for kids and adults alike!

Pyramid of Guava Ginger push pops.

About These Guava Ice pops 

A paleta is just like any popsicle- blend fresh fruit, water, dairy, etc, and freeze!  We Latinos take our paletas very seriously- and the only limit to the recipe for a great popsicle is your imagination.

That said- sometimes I just want a quick treat for the kids on a hot summer day – and that’s how my Guava Ginger Paleta recipe was born.

When I came across guava juice-and I was so excited to see a flavor from Costa Rica that we have a hard time getting fresh ingredients in Denver.  So excited, in fact, that I ended up buying 3 boxes of guava nectar juice- that’s a lot of juice!


Instead of just drinking the juice- we made push pop paletas! No need for popsicle sticks. To spice up my guava paletas, I added some ginger beer to the guava juice.

We froze them up to make this guava ginger paleta recipe especially delicious and refreshing. These are super easy and quick so put away that ice cream maker and those wooden sticks.

Guava Ginger Paleta Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup guava juice
  • 1 cup ginger beer

Instructions:

Combine pink guava mixture and ginger beer in a large measuring cup or 1/2 cups if that what you got. Using a funnel or other spout, pour the juice into your popsicle molds. Freeze until solid, (four hours or overnight)  remove from popsicle mold and enjoy!

More of my favorite paleta recipes:

Ginger and guava paletas encased in pink, orange, yellow, and blue tubes.

Substitutions

You could substitute milk or only 1/2 cup of heavy cream for the water and make a guava cream paleta.

You could really substitute any juice… but I think passion fruit would be amazing.

Variations

These would be great with a splash of citrus vodka and lime juice for a fun adult guava popsicle. 

It would be fun to mash this up for a guava sorbet!

Guava cocktail recipes from Pura Vida Moms:

FAQ

What is guava nectar? Guava nectar is basically guava pulp combined with sugar and water before straining. You can make it at home- it is similar to making other homemade juices. If you love homemade juice, try our Fresh Tamarindo Juice Recipe.

What do you do with guavas? – You can just eat guava raw, or you can add it to a smoothie. In Costa Rica we make guava into a jam or paste to flavor baked goods, like empanadas.

What Is A Paleta?

I hope I don’t make any enemies here- but a paleta is similar to a popsicle in much of Latin America. I became familiar with the term when living in Costa Rica- we call any sort of frozen ice treats on a stick a paleta. Similar to a popsicle in English, except we also call milk-based frozen treats on a stick a paleta in Costa Rica.

I also know that Mexicans claim paletas as their own- especially from the state of Michoacán, where ice cream is a lifestyle. I would argue, however, that paleta is a more universal Spanish term than just Mexican. 

If you can read Spanish and are a bit nerdy (like me!), check out this article from the authority on the Spanish language, la Real Academia Española, that explains the origin and uses of the word paleta.

Our most popular Costa Rican desserts:

 Printable Recipe

Yield: 12 ice pops

Guava Ginger Popsicles

Pyramid of Guava Ginger push pops.

Anytime is a great time for paletas- popsicles! This guava ginger paleta recipe is super easy, not overly sweet, and perfectly refreshing for kids and adults alike!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup guava juice
  • 1 cup ginger beer

Instructions

  1. Combine pink guava mixture and ginger beer in a large measuring cup bowl.
  2. Using a funnel or other spout, pour the juice into your popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze until solid, (four hours or overnight)  remove from popsicle mold and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

Please double-check this information with your favorite nutrition calculator.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Lola (Lola's Cocina)
    June 24, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Love these and you’re absolutely right, paletas aren’t only Mexican. I’ve heard the them used in various parts of Latin America, including Chile and Colombia.:)

    Thank you for this lovely and easy paleta recipe.

    XO,

    Lola

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