Paletas de Coco con Bocadillo (Coconut and Guava Paste Popsicles)

by Erica Dinho on June 28, 2010

Paleta de Coco y Bocadillo

One of my favorites paletas or popsicles are Paletas de Coco con Bocadillo. I loved to eat them when I was growing up in Colombia. Now I love to make popsicles during the summer for my family. And to me, homemade popsicles are not only refreshing and easy to make, but they are absolutely delicious.

About 80% of my recipe development happens at night while lying in bed thinking about some of my favorite childhood foods. That is when these popsicles came to mind. Do you remember enjoying paletas or popsicles when you were a kid? I do. Enjoy!



(6 popsicles)

  • 1 can (15 oz )coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup guava paste, diced

Paleta de Coco con bocadillo


  1. Place all the ingredient in a blender, except the guava paste, and blend until well combined.
  2. lace a couple of guava paste pieces into popsicle molds or paper cups. Pour the coconut mixture into the molds.
  3. If using cups, you’ll need to insert wooden popsicle sticks. Freeze for about 4 hours, or until firm.
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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracey@TangledNoodle June 28, 2010 at 8:36 AM

This is like a bowl of rich, luscious ice cream on a stick! I love the little bit of guava that’s revealed – like a sweet surprise. What a perfect finish after a summer meal. 8-)


2 Lyndsey June 28, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Yum! This does look so refreshing and good. I love using guava paste. I could sit and eat it all by itself, but this way is better! I have all the stuff to make it except the molds.


3 Erica June 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM

Lyndsey-You can use paper cups.


4 norma June 28, 2010 at 9:24 AM

This is so creative with the chuncks of guava paste. Today is a scorcher and would not mind having one of these to cool me off and make me forget about my diet.


5 Sarah Naveen June 28, 2010 at 11:02 AM

i love coconut and guava…both were there in my backyard back in kerala….
this looks awesome..


6 Ivy June 28, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Sounds delicious although have never tried guava before.


7 valerie June 28, 2010 at 11:26 AM

oh my gosh! i remember having these as a kid. they actually sold them like that with a little prize on the bottom! yum!!! i am going to have to make these ASAP!


8 Kim June 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM

I have some leftover guava paste and was thinking it would be great in a popsicle. Thanks for posting this, Erica! I love it! I will definitely be making these and adding them in my Popsicle of the Week feature:)


9 anncoo June 28, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Oh I need this! Our weather here is too hot!


10 Baking is my Zen June 28, 2010 at 1:07 PM

This looks so good! Coconut and sweetened condensed milk….nice!



11 Simply Life June 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Wow! What a great idea of flavors!


12 Gloria June 28, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Que ricas estas paletas Erica se ven absolutamente deliciosas, me encnata hacer helados en la casa , estos se ven deliciosos, cariños, gloria


13 Sunita June 28, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Wish I could grab one, looks so tempting Erica :-_


14 Rachana June 28, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Awesome! Wha ta flavourful Popsicles! Perfect for the weather here :-)


15 Faith June 28, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Popsicles are the perfect treat for cooling off in the summer! These sound delicious with the coconut and guava!


16 grace June 28, 2010 at 5:16 PM

the plops of guava would make such a welcome bite!


17 Erica June 28, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Thank you all for visiting!


18 Juliana June 28, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Wow, what a nice Summer treat…coconut and guava, must taste so yummie!


19 Cynthia June 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Now here is a real treat – guava and coconut!


20 Sophie June 29, 2010 at 11:40 AM

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,…waw too! guava & coconut perfectly matched together!!


21 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen June 29, 2010 at 3:11 PM

I am loving all your tropical and delicious popsicle recipes!


22 Soma June 29, 2010 at 8:59 PM

This is so tropical and so right for the 100 degrees we are having here. your recipes make me nostalgic for all stuffs good from home :-)


23 Francijoe July 2, 2010 at 4:51 PM

I think I mess up. Today I went down and got the coco milk from the fish store. I had to get to 250 gr bag. Which I used 3/4 of one of the bags. All I taste is the vanilla. Its good but I can’t taste the coco. Maybe it was a cheap kind. It was 600 pesos a bag….


24 Tan July 3, 2010 at 5:07 AM

Beautiful pics post. Look delicious and sounds really good! Great for Thailand weather and we have all the ingredients here. I do enjoy this “I-Tim” (Ice Cream) also. AWESOME!! ;D


25 Oysterculture July 3, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Oh my, this just sounds so tasty. The perfect treat to eat on a hot day. You are in for bliss! Yum!


26 Francijoe July 3, 2010 at 9:40 PM

I take it back my family loved them… They want to know if you have more flavors!!


27 Silvia July 20, 2010 at 12:39 AM

Esta receta esta fabulosa! Eres genio, te juro. Yo me acuerdo de las paletas tan ricas de todas la frutas imaginables…pero te juro que nunca vi de dulce de guayaba…no se. Tal vez en Cali era demasiado la pasion por las de mango biche…

En todo caso, una preguntica: queda masticable la pasta de guayaba congelada??


28 Erica July 20, 2010 at 8:09 AM

Silvia- Queda masticable y son deliciosas.


29 Silvia July 20, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Gracias por tu respuesta! Que delicia….


30 Chris October 11, 2010 at 1:36 AM

MUST find those popsicle making sticks you used in your photos, that really makes it perfect.


31 catalina April 23, 2013 at 9:13 AM

we love your recipe!!!yummy but my dad is diabetic and what can substitute. milk,condense sweetened milk and sugar to?help me!


32 Robert Guerrero May 6, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Hi Erica,
My mom is from Cali and I made these (I added grated coconut to the recipe) and she absolutely loved them! I want to try your coconut paletas recipe and add fresh pineapple. Graicas!


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