Slurp Shave IceKaua‘i

The coldest, sweetest treat you can find on Kaua‘i has to be SHAVE ICE. Hawaiian shave ice is a lot finer than the snow cones found on the mainland, and it’s a tradition for Hawai‘i residents.

Shave ice is not crushed; instead, it’s shaved from a large ice block that is rotated on a flat plate over a very sharp blade. This ice is then packed high and drenched with your choice of syrup in a rainbow of flavors. Choose from traditional flavors like cherry and lime, or go for a Hawai‘i influence with tropical flavors like mango, coconut, passion fruit and pineapple. The combinations are endless.

For the ultimate experience, order a rainbow with ice cream underneath and a snowcap of sweetened condensed milk on top. Other local favorites include azuki beans and li hing mui flavor.

KOLOA MILL ICE CREAM & COFFEE offers shave ice in three different sizes and has more than 20 flavors to choose from. That’s not to say an ice cream cone from Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee isn’t a cool treat (they scoop up decadent ROSELANI ICE CREAM, a favorite from Maui), but this family-run shop makes the overall shave ice experience fun with generous portions personalized to your tastes, served up with a smile.

• Jo-Jo’s Anuenue Shave Ice & Treats (808) 338-9963
• Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee (808) 742-6544