So, I had been told about Guava Lava Frozen Desserts around a year ago by the husband of the owner and then again more recently from a follower of North County Food. This, and the fact that I recently moved across the street, finally got me to check them out. To be honest my mind-set was “It’s a Mom and Pop yogurt shop, how great could it be?” Turns out, pretty great.
I love cold treats. I can not buy popsicles without the box being gone in two days. I also love Ices, sorbets, sherberts, and fruit based smoothies. This fact makes Guava Lava a perfect treat destination for me, you think I would have gone in sooner.
Guava Lava Frozen Desserts ~ 3910 Vista Way #115, Oceanside Ca. (Home Depot Center & 78)
Owner Marlene and her husband previously owned and operated their own food truck before deciding this was more reflective of their life style and love for Southern California.
The interior is colorful, very well put together, and exceptionally clean.
The surf and beach decor is carried through out making for a calm and cheery environment.
The menu at Guava Lava features frozen yogurt and Ices, smoothies, Acia bowls, coffee drinks, and various other treats.
Blackberry Ice and mixed fruit non- dairy yogurt with fresh fruit toppings.
I was very excited to see they had an Ice and non – dairy options ( I eat dairy I just prefer non – dairy). It was full of fruit flavor and the addition of the fresh fruit just made it that much better.
They have about 14 to 15 flavors available at one time and the choices range from classic frozen yogurt, gelato, and custard, to the above mentioned Ice and non – dairy options. You have a choice of cone or cup. The cups come in 16 and 24 once sizes and are priced by weight. I had the 16 oz. and it ran about $6 and was more than plenty as an after dinner dessert.
On my second visit I had a cherry and cranberry smoothie. I love tart flavors over sweet and this has become my new go to drink. All of their smoothies are dairy free and use fruit juice and no added sugar. There are two exceptions on the menu, one being the PB & J smoothie ( peanut butter and strawberry ) and the other the Maikai Monkey ( peanut butter and banana ), which contain dairy.
So, after procrastinating for a year, I am glad I went in and tried them out. It’s also great they are within walking distance, so I can go back when I am craving a cold treat.
3910 Vista Way, Oceanside Ca
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