by Molly Jacobson on January 11, 2010


It's sweet, it's cold, and it's unique to Hawaii and Maui - you should try it. If you can't get to Tasaka Guri-Guri in Kahului, you can always make it with our recipe.

If you haven’t been to Tasaka Guri-Guri in the Maui Mall, then you have not been taking our advice. Shame on you! It’s a Maui institution, and costs you just $1!

This is not their “secret” recipe, but it is a pretty good stab at a replication. If you’re craving guri-guri and can’t get to Maui, try this at home:


3 cups strawberry guava juice or pineapple juice*
1 ½ cups 7 UP® or other lemon-lime soda (let )
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

By hand (takes at least 24 hours):

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and combine thoroughly. Freeze for about 1-2 hours, remove from freezer and stir again, making sure to beat all ice crystals back into the mixture. Freeze again for 1-2 hours and beat again. Repeat at least once more. Scoop partially frozen mixture into freezer-proof containers for individual servings. Freeze at least eight hours (a day is better) until firm.

By ice cream maker:

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and combine thoroughly. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze per manufacturer’s instructions.

*You can use any flavor of juice that appeals to you – please post your success stories below. Also, try coconut milk. Just remember that the juice will be combined with super sweet condensed milk.

About Molly Jacobson

Molly Jacobson contributes 226 post in this blog.

Editor of the second best-selling guidebook to MauiTop Maui Restaurants, Molly has called Maui home since 2005.

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