You scream, I scream; who doesn't scream for ice cream?
With the island's warm weather and sunny rays, we're always looking for a sweet treat, and ice cream never disappoints. The aroma of freshly made waffle cones and flavorful buckets of ice cream alone has us feeling like we should be celebrating every day.
Just in time to beat the summer heat and find the most ono cool treat, we're sharing our five favorite ice cream shops on Maui! From local flavors like haupia (coconut) to delectable artisan, vegan, and "adult" concoctions, there is something for everyone. So keep reading for the scoop on where to find your celebratory sweet treats in honor of the tastiest season of the year.
Island Cream Co.
Open Daily 11 am to 9 pm Sunday 10 am to 9 pm
With over 150 different flavors and 36 available fresh daily, Island Cream Co is an iconic desert destination on Maui's west side. All of their products are hand-made in their shop daily! Just like their Chocolate Raspberry ice cream, nothing compares to the taste of Island Cream.
So, after playing in the Lahaina waves, celebrate the day with unique & award-winning flavors.
A tried and true Maui favorite since 1983, Lappert's, is as delicious as it is memorable. The first flavors Lappert's tried and tested were macadamia nut and vanilla, which they've surely perfected over their 30+ years of service.
But that's not where they stop. Their mouth-watering bakery goodies are becoming as popular as their signature coffees and super-premium ice cream. All of their products are made fresh daily in small batches right in Hanapepe, Kauai. They continue to use only the finest ingredients in our ice cream, coffee, or bakery goodies.
"The concept of ohana (family) is integral to our success, but the spirit of Aloha is our keystone. It's a way of living that springs from the heart — and it's the experience we look forward to sharing with you."
Maui Sweet Shoppe
Open noon-9:30 pm Daily
Maui Sweet Shoppe lives up to its name as the sweetest shop on Maui! Serving soft serve ice cream, Dole pineapple whip, and fresh-baked treats, once you try it, you just can't get enough.
Whether it's their homemade hot fudge, whip cream, and Oreos or their chocolate overload brownie sundae with fudge, brownie, waffle, chocolate chips, nutella, and chocolate ice cream, you're sure to leave as satisfied as ever.
Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
Ululani's is a shave-ice icon on the island, a must-see, must-try stop when on Maui. Nothing tastes as good after a long beach day than their crafted magical concoctions combined with specialty syrups, ultra-pure ice, gourmet add-ons, and innovative techniques.
But where do they really take the cake? Their add-in option of three different velvety smooth and rich Roselani ice cream flavors, vanilla, macadamia nut, and haupia.
Try their ice-cream options with their top 3 combinations: No Ka Oi, Sunset Beach, and Haleakala with toasted coconut!
Breakwall Shave Ice Co.
Breakwall Shave Ice Co is a simple shop serving shave ice and fresh dishes with a modern city vibe.
With fresh and local ingredients in mind, they have mastered integrating island flavors and ingredients with ice cream, perfectly paired with their delicious shave ice. But, it gets even better. Their adult dessert menu (for guests 21+) features customizable drinks like the Pina colada with coconut ice cream, mudslide with vanilla ice cream, mai tai with haupia ice cream, and more.
Pictured: Their mango bread pudding served warm, with a scoop of Roselani ice cream and caramel on top.
Umi Sushi Maui
Open Tuesday-Saturday 5 pm-9 pm.
Umi Sushi is known for its vibrant and refined sushi menu in the heart of Wailuku. But, most don't know that they also dabble in the art of ice cream! Their flavors include black sesame, matcha green tea, vanilla, calamansi, and soft-serve ice cream. So, after you indulge in some of the best sushi around, treat yourself to a sweet treat after your meal.
Artisan Ice Cream
Open Daily 1:30pm-8:30pm
Crafted fresh ice cream in small batches every day, Artisan Paia is the best way to satisfy your sweet tooth in an innovative and nutritious way.
Their dairy scoops use organic milk and cream, organic cane sugar, and organic egg yolks and can be topped with their organic housemade maple whip cream and fresh waffle wedges. Depending on the flavor, they've also developed their own dairy and soy-free vegan ice cream made with coconut cream, coconut milk, and other non-dairy milk. Both give a rich, decadent, naturally perfect ice cream.
Whether it's homemade lilikoi butter, vegan rocky road, vegan coconut dark chocolate chip, or vegan coconut ice cream with blue spirulina and chunks of vegan matcha green tea, their entire menu is handcrafted in-house!
Maui Cookie Lab
With the Maui Sweet Cakes line of cookies now available at over 60 local Hawaii retailers, Maui Cookie Lab expanded its cookie horizons and now offers new delicious flavors of this delightful staple treat.
We can't think of a better way to beat the hit and "chill" than their iconic Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes, featuring locally-made vanilla-bean Roselani ice cream and topped with one of their classic cookies. However, if you're looking for more pick-me-up to get you through the rest of your day, try their Affogato, which also features delicious Roselani ice cream.