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All About Guavas

By Tom Midford

Guava Sorbet Recipe


  • 2 11.5 ounce cans Kerns guava nectar


1. For best results, start with chilled guava nectar. When the nectar is cold, simply plug in your ice cream machine and turn it on. Pour the juice in and let the machine do its thing. Mine takes less than 20 minutes...

2. Spoon the sorbet into a chilled loaf pan or other container and put in the freezer until ready to serve.

Guava Fun Facts

  1. Guava is used to treat, among other conditions, fever, constipation, diarrhea, high blood pressure, and dysentery.

  2. Guava plant lives 40 years.

  3. Guava is believed to be from Central America or Mexico.

  4. Guava wood is used to make hair combs in El Salvador.

  5. India produces 27,000 tons of guava each year.


  1. Moran, S. (2020, April 9). Guava Sorbet. The View From Great Island.

  2. Lewis, D. (2021, August 3). 15 Fruity Facts About Guavas. The Fact Site.

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