When the Maui heat can’t be beat, find your way to a frozen treat. You could be transported to a world of butterflies and rainbows, or at the very least you’ll cool down as you fire up your taste buds.
Go Old School
Tasaka Guri Guri
If you grew up on Maui, it’s likely that a paper cup and a wooden spoon will remind you of the frozen classic that is Tasaka Guri Guri. This mix between a sorbet and an ice cream is a favorite of Maui grown keiki. You can buy select flavors by the quart – but hurry, they sell out quickly!
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Maui Mall 70 East Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului
If you’re nostalgic about sneaking bites of cookie dough as a child (and dare I say licking the mixers!) you’ll love this edible cookie dough food trailer opened by a Maui girl and graduate of the Maui Culinary Academy.
Thursday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Trailer parked at the Maui Golf and Sports Park in Ma’alaea.
The Finer Things
Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice
What sets them apart is their superfine ice; if you know, you know. With the first store opening in Lahaina in 2008, they have grown into 7 locations on Maui. Try adding gummi bears and drizzling with condensed milk or Li Hing Mui powder on your next visit.
Check their website for locations and hours.
Surfing Monkey Shave Ice.
They use raw Maui cane sugar and fruit purees in their toppings and you can get yours with coffee syrup, put vegan coconut ice cream on the bottom, or have them pour chocolate syrup over the top. Read about the history of shave ice on their website or invite them to your next party.
Kihei next to Foodland(daily: 10:30 am – 9 pm) or Shops at Wailea (daily: 11 am – 9 pm)
Throw it Out There
If you’re lucky enough to spot their mobile popsicle trike, for the love of all that’s frozen, stop in and try one of their signature flavors such as Lava Flow or Maui Mocha or treat yourself with a seasonal treat like Matcha Mochi.
Follow them on social media to see where they might pop up or find retail vendors on their website. (hint: you can find them in Hana town Sunday – Friday 11 am – 4 pm)
Maui Ice Cream Cart
Bringing back the love of ice cream on wheels, blaring music through the neighborhood, kids will delight in chasing down the cart. Follow their page to request a stop in yours! facebook.com/mauiicecreamcart