Chilli peru popsicle – Guava popsicle

guava popsicle

The red guavas are slightly more special to me than the white-fleshed ones. All that fondness is because of the guava tree I described when we were discussing Guava Fresca.
It is practically impossible for me to find some in the markets. When my nearby giant vegetable super chain put out guavas under the picture of the pink-fleshed one, I grabbed a whole bag of them. With much anticipation came home and cut one of them. So disappointing! They were white-fleshed. I should have gone with my gut and checked the colour before I bought it!! Oh well, if one dream is busted let’s try the next. Let’s make some guava popsicles before the winter sets in.

Choosing the right guava.

I don’t have a foolproof way of checking if the guava in the market has red flesh or white. Surely, I have a way of telling if it is ripe or not. Guava as fruit is fully edible. This means you don’t have to peel it or core it. The skin is deeper green when raw and the colour lightens as it ripens to almost yellow. It is soft to a gentle press. However, avoid guavas with Blemishes and cuts on them as it is as they will have their flesh bruised.

What do guavas taste like?

The fully ripe ones are sweet and juicy. As you bite into the flesh it certainly feels like you have a floral aroma, a faint taste of berries. Then comes the moth feel of a pear, yet with the seeds. The semi-ripe ones certainly have a crunch that works well when you pair it in salads like the guava pomegranate chaat salad, we posted earlier. Never fear to give it a try, it is certainly an experience to cherish.

popsicle with guava

Pairing with savoury notes.

Guavas come from the same family as myrtle in the same family as cinnamon and cloves too. This allows them to pair well with both sweet elements and savoury flavours. With a high amount of pectin they cook well into sauces and sweet jams. They equally pair well with spices and savoury tastes. So feel free to add it to a curry or the chaats as well. From our childhood, we have had guavas with a bit of salt and red chilli. This is where the inspiration for this popsicle begins.

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In collaboration with the shh cooking challenge, this is the recipe I put forward. It is Pavani who called out for frozen treats in time to beat the Indian summers. Guess what I was super happy when my partner Kalyani picked the summer fruit guavas and black salt as ingredients for me to work with. Kalyani’s Oreo popsicle will never last much in my freezer. All of us will always be looking for one!!
Hope you will enjoy this chilli guava popsicle recipe and try out this flavour if you are not already used to it. Do keep us posted when you try these flavours in combination as we love to see how more can we use these.
See you along at the next post and stay on some more while you have a look through the previous ones.

Chilli peru popsicle

Guava popsicle with indian masalas
Prep Time 10 mins
chilling time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • freezer
  • blender
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 large guava
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp unrefined sugar ( reduce if you get an etra sweet guava)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 leaves mint
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder ( use a mild variety)
  • 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder


  • WAsh and chop the ripe guava.
  • Add it into the blender.
  • Add the water, mint leaves and the sugar and blend to a smooth paste.
  • Now add the emon juice the chilli powder, black salt and jeera powder and blend further till all are combine well.
  • Pour into freezer moulds, place popsicle stics and freeze
  • When desired to have, run the mould under to water to loosen the popsicle.
  • Have and share the desired amount and leave the rest in the freezer for another day.
    guava popsicle
Keyword guava recipes, popsicles, summer recipes
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Mayuri Patel
4 months ago
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I so miss the delicious, large pink guavas that we get so readily in Bangalore. I too am partial to the pink ones as opposed to the white ones. Chilli Peru Popsicle, so unique and with chilli, you’ve got me craving from them. I’ve tasted guava chilli ice-cream and its so delicious.So am sure these popsicles will be lip smacking.

4 months ago
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Childhood memories of chilli sprinkled over red / white guava seen in this delectable popsicle….

Preeti Shridhar
4 months ago

Guavas and red chili are indeed parteners. I think we all have childhood memories of eating guava with a sprinkling of salt and red chili powder. I have always loved guava juice with red chili, so can imagine how tasty these popsicles must be. This is now in my bucket list to try as soon as I can lay my hands on guavas. One question : we don’t have to strain the liquid to remove the seeds ?

4 months ago
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I am drooling reading the ingredients. I love guava and this with red chilli powder and mint looks like a burst of flavours.

The Girl Next Door
4 months ago

I love the sound of these Popsicles! With guava, black salt and roasted cumin going in, I’m sure they would taste brilliant – that’s an evergreen combination of ingredients after all. Definitely trying this out! πŸ™‚

4 months ago
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his must be a such a flavorful treat with guava, mint, chilli and black salt.I love guavas and guava juice these popsicles are on my list to try soon

4 months ago
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Wow! this chilli peru popsicle is definitely yum! I love the simplicity of making it. Definitely will make these, totally unique!

Pavani Gunikuntla
4 months ago
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Wow! very interesting and innovative idea. This is my kind of popsicle and they look so refreshing and yummy. I am going to try this soon.

4 months ago

This is such a unique combination of popsicles with guava. It is more flavorful with mint, cumin, and black salt. interesting combination. will try soon

Poonam Bachhav
4 months ago
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Chili , mint and Black salt flavored guava popsicles sound so flavorful ! Would love trying them when I get hold of good varietyt of guavas.

4 months ago
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Guava popsicles looks amazing, almost everyone love to sprinkle chilli, salt on guava and enjoy. Loved the sweet & spicy taste of this popsicles and aroma of mint & roasted cumin powder in it, I am going to try this soon..

Priya Vj
4 months ago

Biting into crunchy guava slices with salt and red chilli powder is a childhood pleasure which I do indulge even now..but guava popsicles with red chilli powder is so so inviting and delightful. As I am typing thi out,I feel like taking a stick and start licking all over πŸ™‚

4 months ago
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These chilli peru popsicles with kala namak and roasted cumin powder is so flavourful and Delish. Even I love pink guava and is a rare find here too. We had a huge guava tree in my backyard while growing up. I started buying guava only after coming to sg. It used to hurt a lot initially πŸ˜†. Now am used to it. Can’t wait to try these popsicles.

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Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
4 months ago
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Uppa has a guava tree which yeilds lemon sized pink guavas… I got a few of them, just need to pop into the mouth, that small… but they are so rare, isn’t it? Nonetheless, I still love the regular ones, I can eat a lot of them in one sitting especially if they are super ripe. These popsicles look very interesting, like the guava chaat turned into them… Fantastic idea…

Jayashree T.Rao
4 months ago
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I too do not have a clue to find the red fleshed guava. I get them once in a while here. This Chilli Peru Popsicle looks so delicious, bursting with flavours. I must try this sometime.

Anu Kollon
4 months ago

Such a unique popsicle recipe. I love the combination of guava with chilli powder and I am sure I am going to try this recipe.

Sasmita Sahoo
3 months ago
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what a beauty seema !!! love the fruit guava fruit and these popsicles seem to be my fav.. with chili it must be so yum!

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