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15 Best Guava Desserts (+ Easy Recipes)

If you’ve got a major sweet tooth then these guava desserts will rock your world.

If you’re new to the guava craze, then allow me to introduce you to this pretty pink fruit. 

Homemade Guava Cake Puff Pastry in a White Plate
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First, what does guava taste like?

Oh man, this fruit has such a unique flavor! It’s very tropical and kind of like a cross between a pear and a strawberry. 

If you haven’t already guessed, it makes the perfect base for any sweet treat.

So while there are a ton of tasty and somewhat savory guava recipes out there, today we’re focussing on dreamy guava desserts. 

From cheesecake to ice cream, guava can do it all!

1. Hawaiian Guava Cake

This pretty pink cake is a dream come true for me. How can you beat the combination of strawberry sweetness and tropical guava? 

You’ll love every fluffy mouthful of this traditional Hawaiian dessert.

The next time you need an artful cake to serve at your next birthday party or baby shower, this recipe will do the trick.

Your guests will be impressed by the pastel pink color but will be floored by the flavor. 

2. Guava Cream Cheese Pastries 

This classic Cuban dessert is about to become a mainstay on your brunch menu.

If you love strawberry turnovers, then you’ll obsess over this recipe.

The mixture of cream cheese and guava will melt in your mouth, making you crave another bite.

This 5-ingredient wonder comes together quickly, making it a perfect dessert option for a last-minute dinner party. 

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3. Guava Cheesecake Bars

Didn’t think cheesecake could get any better? Think again, because this recipe is about to rock your world. 

Guava and cheesecake are the dynamic duo you didn’t know you needed.

The flavors remind you of strawberry cheesecake but with a tropical twist.

Every time you sink your teeth into this decadent dessert, you’ll be met with a sweet creaminess that will blow your mind.

4. Guava Pudding

Forget vanilla and chocolate, guava is the ultimate pudding flavor. Not convinced? Let this delectable recipe change your mind.

Every mouthful basically tastes like heaven on a spoon.

The tropical sweetness of guava combined with the rich vanilla flavor creates an explosion of taste on your palate.

If you want to up your dessert game, you can’t go wrong with this crowd-pleasing guava pudding. 

5. Guava Protein Bar with Cream Cheese Swirl 

Okay, how pretty do these protein bars look? 

You’ll love this recipe if you’re a sucker for artfully designed desserts. The pink and white swirls are certainly a feast for the eyes.

Not only do these bars look insanely cute, but they taste out of this world. Every bite is bright and tangy, with a delightful tropical flavor.

If you’re trying to watch your sugar intake, not to worry! The best part about these protein bars is that you use monk fruit as a sweetener. 

This low-carb dessert makes the perfect afternoon pick-me-up next time your energy is starting to crash. 

6. Guava Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

If you’re ready to elevate grandma’s strawberry thumbprint cookie recipe, then take this rendition for a spin.

Instead of using strawberry jam, you use guava paste to create a sweet cookie with a tropical taste.

Every time you pop one of these cookies into your mouth, it immediately melts onto your tongue. 

Next holiday season, make a big batch of these scrumptious cookies and watch them fly off the platter like hotcakes. 

7. Guava Pastries (Guayaba Pastelitos) 

These guava pastries taste like heaven on earth. I mean, how can you go wrong with puff pastry, cream, cheese, and guava? 

Each buttery bite has the perfect amount of crispiness on the outside with a soft interior.

Next time you have guests staying over for breakfast, prep a bunch of these guava pastries.

They taste incredibly amazing paired with your favorite coffee.

8. Guava White Chocolate Cookies 

Guava and white chocolate chips are the combination you didn’t know you needed. 

The sweet tropical fruit pairs perfectly with the sugary creaminess of white chocolate.

Together with the soft cookie base, you’re looking at one perfect mouthful.

Next time you have a half-hour to kill, make the best use of your time by baking these delectable cookies. You’ll thank yourself later.

9. Glazed Pineapple Guava Bread

Move over banana bread, there’s a new sweet cake in town!

If you’re craving a sugary, dense cake with a glaze that will make you drool, then look no further.

This glazed pineapple guava bread makes the perfect dessert, snack, breakfast, you name it!

It’s the perfect versatile cake to keep around the house whenever your sweet tooth is yearning for a sugary treat.

10. Guava Ice Cream (No-Churn Recipe)

If you didn’t think this list of guava recipes could get any better, then hold on to your seat because it’s about to get even sweeter.

This guava ice cream is the perfect solution for your next balmy, summer afternoon.

Each mouthful will cool you off while tantalizing your tastebuds with a unique creamy, spicy flavor.

After topping a cone with a hefty spoonful of this ice cream, you garnish your masterpiece with chili powder.

It creates one unforgettable experience. 

11. Guava Bars

Imagine sinking your teeth into one of these guava bars.

Every mouthful combines buttery, crisp shortbread with a sugary soft filling for the ultimate sweet treat.

Next time you’re tasked with bringing the picnic desserts, consider a batch of these guava bars. 

You’ll have a hard time not running out of these crowd-pleasing treats.

12. Paleo Strawberry Guava Smoothie (Vegan)

Can you think of a better way to cool off during an August heat wave than to slurp down this sweet smoothie? 

Your palate will be grateful for the delectable flavors of strawberry and banana, combined with juicy guava for a tropical twist. 

Best of all, it’s vegan, paleo, and contains no added sugars, making it the perfect guilt-free refresher for the hot weather.

13. No-Bake Guava Swirl Cheesecake Bars 

Next time you’re hosting brunch, make a batch of these scrumptious cheesecake bars.

You’ll woo your guests with this delectable work of art.

This pretty dessert is easy on the eyes and palate. The creamy, rich flavors will dance on your tastebuds.

14. Guava Atole

The next time you need a piping hot mug of comfort, give this guava atole a try.

Every sip radiates warmth and heartiness that will warm you up during a blisteringly cold night.

To create this heartwarming drink, you blend together cooked guavas, masa harina, sugar, and cinnamon. 

If you want to impress your dinner guests with an alcohol-free aperitif, this recipe will do the trick.

You can’t beat the sweet, spicy flavor in every mouthful.

15. Salsa, Dulce Y Pasta de Guayaba (Guave Paste, Jam and Sauce)

This versatile recipe will blow your mind, and might just become a new staple in your household.

Using just guavas, cinnamon, and brown sugar, you can create 3 recipes in under an hour.

Whether you want to create guava sauce, jam, or candy, this recipe will show you the way.

You can even make all three options at once! All you have to do is adjust the cooking time and you’re good to go.

15 Best Guava Dessert Recipe Collection

From cakes to pastries to cookies, you just can’t beat these guava desserts! Take a virtual trip to a tropical paradise with these delicious treats.


  • Hawaiian Guava Cake

  • Guava Cream Cheese Pastries

  • Guava Cheesecake Bars

  • Guava Pudding

  • Guava Protein Bar with Cream Cheese Swirl

  • Guava Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

  • Guava Pastries (Guayaba Pastelitos)

  • Guava White Chocolate Cookies

  • Glazed Pineapple Guava Bread

  • Guava Ice Cream (No-Churn Recipe)

  • Guava Bars

  • Paleo Strawberry Guava Smoothie (Vegan)

  • No-Bake Guava Swirl Cheesecake Bars

  • Guava Atole

  • Salsa, Dulce Y Pasta de Guayaba (Guave Paste, Jam and Sauce)


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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