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

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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  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. valerie says

    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!

  4. says

    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:)

  5. says

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

  6. says

    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 :-)

  7. Francijoe says

    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….

  8. says

    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

  9. Silvia says

    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??

  10. catalina says

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

  11. Robert Guerrero says

    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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