Top Choice Desserts in Waikiki

Waiola Shave Ice

This clapboard corner shop has been making the same super-fine shave ice since 1940, and we’d argue that it’s got the formula exactly right. Get yours doused with 20-plus flavors of syrup and topped by azuki beans, …
Top Choice Desserts in Honolulu

Waiola Shave Ice

The flagship store from the 1940s for this growing business that also has super-popular outlets just off Kapahulu Ave and in Kakaʻako. For a lesson in old-school shave ice, Waiola's is superfine with add-ons that se…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Kailua

Island Snow Hawaii

Cool off with a Lanikai Lime or a Banzai Banana shave ice at Island Snow, which serves up some of the best shave ice on Oʻahu; it's creamier than most. A favorite of the Obamas during their Kailua holidays, the tidy…
Ice Cream in Honolulu

Island Scoops

The name and owners of this place may have changed, but this is still effectively Bubbies. It serves homemade ice cream in tropical flavors plus unique bite-sized frozen mochi (Japanese pounded-rice cakes) ice-cream…
Ice Cream in Hawaiʻi Kai


Could it possibly get any better than a Bubbies mochi (Japanese sticky-rice cake) ice cream? There are so many great flavors to try that it will be hard to stop, especially after a day at the beach.
Desserts in Ko Olina

Two Scoops Ice Cream Parlor

Pretty and pink, the decorations at this cone-sized ice-cream and coffee shop are as sweet as the desserts. Try the locally made Hawaiian hot fudge.
Desserts in Laʻie

Angel's Ice Cream

Cool off with an ʻAngel's Halo' shave ice or a real-fruit smoothie. The soft-serve ice cream also has its fans.
Ice Cream in Waialua

Scoop of Paradise Ice Cream Factory

Exquisite homemade ice cream (it makes over 50 flavors!), coffees, cakes and smoothies in the blue warehouse next to Paʻalaʻa Kai Bakery. After careful research, we recommend the chocolate and macadamia nut ice crea…