Matsumoto’s Shave Ice

Ah, Shave Ice: the quintessential Hawaiian treat, the perfect snack for a quick sugar rush after a day spent on the water. Is there really any better dessert on a hot Hawaiian afternoon?

If it comes from Matsumoto’s Shave Ice and you add condensed milk and ice cream, no way. Located in the historic surfing town of Haleiwa, on Oahu’s North Shore, is this famous shop. What once began as a small grocery shop has transformed into so much more – t-shirts, souvenirs, snacks, and of course, their famous shave ice. On a hot summer day, the store produces more than 1,000 shave ices in a day!

And please, don’t ever refer to it as shaved ice. That’s not what we call it here in Hawaii.