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. Before we can talk about where to find the best shave ice, we’ve got to get one thing straight: shave ice and snow cones are not the same. The consistency of true shave ice is that of newly-fallen snow, not the granular and crunchy ice so many are used to. Without further ado, here are 11 of the most popular spots serving the best shave ice in Hawaii.

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Tell us, are there any other places for the best shave ice in Hawaii that should be added to this list? What’s your favorite place to go and your favorite flavor combination?

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What restaurant in Hawaii serves only Hawaiian food?

Whether you are traveling to or live in a particular area, there’s nothing better than trying cuisine the area is known for. Poi By The Pound in Kahului serves authentic Hawaiian food in a casual atmosphere. Here, you can try all the local favorites like poi, kalua pork, lau lau, ahi poke, loco moco, and more, all made from scratch!

What are some other sweet treats Hawaii is known for?

Not all sweet treats have to be made of sugar. Hawaii is known for many sweet fruits that can satisfy a sweet tooth just as much as, say, shave ice. Coconut, mango, dragon fruit, starfruit, guava, and, of course, pineapple are just some of the incredible fresh fruit you can get on the islands. But if you are looking for a sugary treat, native desserts like kulolo, which is made with taro and coconut, and guri guri, which is made with ice cream and fruit juice can be found at many eateries.

What are the best ice cream shops in Hawaii?

You can indulge in slow-churned ice cream at Pink’s Creamery in Hanalei, a must-visit for anyone who is visiting the area. If you can’t have ice cream, there are also house-made sorbet and non-dairy options to choose from. Double Three, with locations in both Honolulu and Kailua, has quite the artful take on ice cream presentation when it comes to their bubble waffle cones and colorful sugary toppings. It’s a feast for both your eyes and stomach!