Elite Pacific's Favorite Ice Cream in Hawaii

Posted Friday, July 19, 2019 by Liana Mayer

According to the Elite Pacific ohana, these are the best places to get ice cream in Hawaii. Did your favorite make the list?


Scoop of Paradise, Haleiwa

"Their Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream may be the best ice cream in the world." - Paul Mayer

Photo courtesy of: https://www.instagram.com/scoopofparadise/

Butterfly Ice Cream

"This is a small, local business and one of our favorite spots for ice cream, located at Salt at our Kakaako. This place does an amazing job capturing the true flavor of each named ice cream. The black sesame is roasted and toasted flavor, almost smoky with a sweet cream to it. What a unique flavor! It’s a creamy ice cream and the cone is made in house as well as the ice cream. Super tasty cone. If you get a cup, you can ask for the cone too... highly recommend." - Christina Laney Mitre

Photo courtesy of: Christina Laney Mitre

Cream N’ Roll

"Near the University of Hawaii Mānoa off King. They have the best, freshly made ice cream on the island!" - Chelsea Pferschy

Photo courtesy of: https://www.creamnrollhi.com/


"Lappert's definitely caters to tropical flavors." - Julee Kipi

Photo courtesy of: https://www.lappertshawaii.com/

Ben & Jerry's

"Ben & Jerry's is just....well, Ben & Jerry's....delicious!!" - Julee Kipi

Photo courtesy of: https://www.instagram.com/benandjerrys/

Big Island:

Nicoco Hawaiian Gelato - Hilo and Pahoa

"Delicious, Decadent, Ethically Sourced... to use their tagline. It is SO creamy and delicious! They use a coconut base instead of cream. It truly tastes OF the islands and I feel good about eating it because the company is committed to sustainability and locally sourcing the ingredients." - Jessica Gauthier

Photo courtesy of: http://nicocohawaii.com/

Hawi Coffee Shop

"Hawi Coffee shop offers the best of the Tropical Dreams Big Island brand. Always nice visit to picturesque Hawi." - Karen Bail

Photo courtesy of: https://tropicaldreamsicecream.com/

Gypsea Gelato

"In Kailua-Kona at Coconut Marketplace on Ali'i Drive you will find Gypsea Gelato, made fresh daily and lots of exotic flavors and combinations. Onolicious" - Karen Bail

Photo courtesy of: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxbWpJylrfG/


Guri Guri

"It's old time classic Maui ice cream. It was something to bring back to the folks on other islands as Omiyage!" - Debbie Arakaki

Photo courtesy of: https://www.mauimall.com/store/tasaka-guri-guri/

Artisan Ice Cream by Cafe Des Amis

"It’s a new little ice cream shop on the side of Cafe Des Amis. It’s all handcrafted there with organic ingredients. They even have dairy free vegan options as well! They have unique flavors of ice cream. A couple of my favorites are the lilikoi butter and the sea salted peanut butter chocolate chip! Try one of their unique toppings too like the maple whipped cream or berry compote 😍" - Ashley Correa

Photo courtesy of: https://www.artisanpaia.com/


Pink's Creamery, Hanalei

"There is nothing better than a waffle cone from Pink's after a long day in Hanalei!" - Eric King

Photo courtesy of: https://www.pinkscreamerykauai.com/

Mahalo to our contributors: Ashley Correa, Chelsea Pferschy, Christina Laney Mitre, Debbie Arakaki, Eric King, Jessica Gauthier, Julee Kipi, Karen Bail, and Paul Mayer