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There’s Nothing Better Than This Mouthwatering Shave Ice Trail In Hawaii

Ah, Shave Ice: the quintessential Hawaiian treat, the perfect snack for a quick sugar rush after a day spent in the ocean. Is there really any better dessert on a hot Hawaiian afternoon? We sure don’t think so. In honor of Hawaii’s favorite dessert, we’ve created the ultimate shave ice trail across the island of Oahu. This is the perfect weekend road trip to take with as many friends will fit in one vehicle: purchase only one shave ice from each establishment and share amongst yourselves so you don’t get sick.

The entire trip clocks in at approximately 62 miles and two hours of drive time perfect for a lazy Saturday spent eating shave ice with your favorite people. Your day starts in Kailua, before heading to Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, Aiea, and Waipahu, and finally ending in Haleiwa at one of the most famous shave ice spots in Hawaii: Matsumoto’s. Don’t forget to rank your favorites so you know which place to hit up the next time you’re craving shave ice. We suggest comparing each shop by the consistency of the shave ice, flavor and topping offerings, ease of access, and maybe even Instagram-worthiness.

So, who’s up for a Saturday trip across Oahu to sample some of Hawaii’s best shave ice? If you have a sweet tooth like I do, you’ll want to add these 10 Hawaiian desserts to your Aloha bucket list as soon as possible.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.