Sorbet de Feijoa

Feijoa Sorbet

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • 1 quart

Appears in

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

By Patricia McCausland-Gallo

Published 2004

  • About

Feijoas* are small guavas. Found mostly in Antioquia, they are a true delicacy. My first encounter with them was when my children were very young and we would go to Rio Negro to their grandparent’s farm, called El Remanso. There, people would pick them off the trees and eat them all the time; they call them guayavitas.


  • 20 feijoa* guavas
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice


  1. Peel all but 2 of the feijoas, and quarter all of them.
  2. In a small saucepan mix the sugar and ¼ cup of water. Place over mediumhigh heat to melt the sugar, but do not boil.
  3. In a blender or food processor place all the feijoas, the sugar syrup and the lime juice. Process or blend until smooth.
  4. Freeze in an ice-cream machine, or pour into a pan and freeze in the freezer to serve as an ice.