Monday, March 31, 2014

Guaba foam or Espumilla

When I came to Ecuador people would sell pink and ivory colored foam in ice-cream cones on the streets.

It seamed a very antihygenic, especially with all the heat, the dust and the flies around.

When I heard you needed eggs to prepare the foam, I was certain I would never ever try it.
Guaba foam or espumilla.

But the Ecuadorian hospitality came to rescue.

A friend of mine bought a cone for me and offered it so I could taste this wonderful thing called espumilla.

A real Ecuadorian treat.

There was no way to say no without insulting him badly in front all of our friends.

So, I took the cone and prayed I would not die from disentery or suffer very badly at least.

Then I took one bite and I was sold.

Luckily I was also able to learn how to make espumilla myself and be sure it would be fresh and refrigerated.

First of all you need a batch of guaba fruits.

I made a medium size bowl out of just three, very mature, fruits.

You need to wash them and cut them in halfs.

Then boil them until the fruits are soft.
Liquefied guaba fruits without the sugar and egg whites.

If the fruit is mature, like mine were, you can put them in the blender whole with the peel on.

After making a mash out of the fruits mix them in a bowl with lots of sugar and three egg whites.


You have espumilla.
Espumilla or guaba foam

You can use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar if you prefer.

Just make sure you hoard a big enough batch for yourself because this is REALLY tasty!


  1. That is a really interesting treat! I would be hesitant like you at first, but would eventually give in.

  2. That really looks so good and I knew how guava taste liked. But, where I lived right now, this is very impossible as guava here are so expensive. Whenever I get a chance to go back to Philippines where guava are abundant, I will try this.

  3. Wow, that looks great! I love guava juice so I bet I would like this!

  4. It sounds very interesting and looks really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Very interesting!! I've never heard of this fruit or treat. Love learning about new foods from different cultures.

  6. That looks interesting. Not sure I would be brave enough to try it. Amber N.

  7. This sounds like a wonderful treat and so simple to make! I love that it only has 3 ingredients1

  8. I love about all the interesting foods you've posted about. I'm not sure that I would try this, though.

  9. Wow, I haven't heard of this treat before. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I've never even heard of that kind of fruit before. It looks great. I too would be concerned of the sanitary way its served or handled, but it definitely looks tasty!

  11. WOW Talk About Looking So Yummy!

  12. Very interesting, I wonder how it tastes!?!

  13. This is funny, we do the same recipe but using strawberries and it's to die for. I guess each country adapts the recipes to their most favorite and popular fruit.

  14. This looks amazing! I wish you could make it without eggs :-/

  15. That looks really yummy. And a lot healthier than ice cream!

  16. This looks really great! Can't wait to try this out!

  17. I love how simple this recipe is- now to figure out what a guaba fruit is!

  18. That looks really yummy and healthier than ice cream!

  19. That does look really good. I love guaba.

  20. I love trying new desserts when I travel. Each country or region has a special sweet treat that is reflective of their local fruits and cultures. My husband's mother grew up in the Virgin Islands and made a variety of sweet treats from guava fruit which he loved! There is a world of delectable treats out there! Thank you for sharing this lovely sweet from Ecuador on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog hop!