15 Spots for the Best Ice Cream in Maui (& Shave Ice!)

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We all deserve to indulge in our favorite sweet treats once in a while.

One of the best ways to do this is by grabbing an ice cream cone or shave ice and heading to one of Maui’s best beaches.

Whether you want traditional flavors like strawberry or want to try something a little more exotic, like coconut or pineapple, Maui’s dessert scene has a lot to offer and there are plenty of great spots for you to choose from.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at 15 of the best ice cream and shave ice spots in Maui.

Best Ice Cream in Maui

1. Island Cream Co.

Topping the charts on a lot of “best ice cream” lists, Island Cream Co. is a popular spot for the largest selection of these frozen treats – over 150 flavors to be exact and 36 of them are made fresh daily!

The Kona-Karamel with roasted pecans or Bali-Buffalo Peanut will have your mouth watering as soon as it hits your taste buds.

All products are handmade right in the shop using only natural ingredients – no preservatives added, so all the flavor comes directly from nature’s kitchen.

Not only that, they also have a full shave ice station; it’s the best of both worlds in once spot.

Island Cream Co.’s wide variety will satisfy any ice cream enthusiast, so what are you waiting for – go get your fix today!

Ono Gelato Company
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2. Ono Gelato Co.

A bold claim from a past reviewer, the ice cream you’ll find at Ono Gelato is the best you’ll find outside of Europe.

And it makes sense too; the owner is a 3rd generation gelato maker from Italy!

You can taste the difference when you eat Ono’s authentic Italian ice cream.

They use whole milk, heavy cream and egg yolk to make their gelatos from scratch every day, along with ingredients that are not available locally – this is what makes it so special!

The best part? Ono is located right on the beach, so yeah, it really doesn’t get any better than this.

3. Maui Sweet Shoppe

Maui Sweet Shoppe has been a local favorite for years, known as one of the best places to get ice cream.

The ice cream is homemade in small batches and they only use fresh ingredients so every scoop is absolutely delicious.

A must-try is their tropical banana flavor – it’s guaranteed to make your day better and takes your taste buds on an adventure!

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4. Tasaka Guri Guri Shop

Move over ice cream, it’s time to take things to the next level with guri guri; a refreshing frozen treat that’s a blend of sherbert and soft-serve ice cream.

Serving only two flavors, pineapple and strawberry, they’re both amazing on their own but even better together.

You can’t beat the prices here too, it definitely deserves a spot on a cheap eats list.

Tasaka Guri Guri is a must-visit for anyone who loves trying new things; these sweet treats are fresh and simple, but oh so delicious!

Paia Gelato
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5. Paia Gelato

Paia Gelato has been a Maui mainstay for more than 15 years and has earned itself quite a reputation for producing some of the best gelato you’ll find on the island.

They take the best of Hawaii and Italy to create refreshing frozen treats that you’ll be hard-pressed not to eat all yourself.

The shop offers a wide variety of flavors, including classics such as French Vanilla and Cheesecake.

They also have a variety of specialty flavors including their fan-favorite Macadamia Nut Coffee Crunch and Sandy Beach (coconut, peanut butter and sea salt).

And if you’re looking for something more, the brownie sandwich is the ultimate indulgence – a generous scoop of gelato drizzled in espresso!

6. Maui Gelato

Maui Gelato is an artisanal gelateria known for their island-inspired ice cream and Belgian waffles, a local hangout that’s been a popular spot on Maui for years now.

The bright and bustling shop has flavors like you’ve never tasted before, with unique combinations that are truly one of a kind!

Be mindful that seating here can sometimes be hard to find on a busy day.

But don’t worry – walk across the street to Kamaole Beach and you can enjoy your ice cream in front of the gorgeous scenery and warm ocean breeze.

7. Coconut Glen’s

Stop by Coconut Glen’s on your drive along the Road to Hana (mile marker 27) for some organic vegan ice cream that will have you feeling cool and refreshed.

Taste the best flavors of Maui with Pineapple Banana, Lemon Goji Berry, Or Chocolate Chunk.

Long lines can be expected, but they move quickly and totally worth the wait.

These coconut-based small-batch treats will leave even non-vegans asking why they never tried it before!

Hula Cookies and Ice Cream
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8. Hula Cookies & Ice Cream

Sometimes you need an extra ‘lil something to go along with a hefty scoop of ice cream, and you’ll find just that at Hula Cookies & Ice Cream.

Truly a one-stop shop for all your dessert needs, this place offers more than just delicious ice cream, they have delectable Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches made to your specifications.

With flavors like Macadamia Nut and Kona Mud Pie, you’ll be able to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Whether you’re looking to indulge in something rich and creamy or want some tasty treats that will make the whole family happy, you’ll find it here!

9. Lahaina Ice Cream Parlour

The delicious scent of waffles and ice cream in the air will make you want to stop in and get a scoop of something delicious.

Lahaina Ice Cream Parlour is located right next door from the iconic Banyan Tree, where they serve up some amazing Lappert’s Ice Cream.

It’s also one of the only places on Maui where you can find Dole Whip!

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10. BanyanTreats

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s made with love in Maui, look no further than BanyanTreats.

They proudly serve up locally made Roselani Ice Cream and other goodies to go with it; top it off with a cookie for good measure – it’s worth every penny!

The flavors are endless, but the most popular one is Vanilla Macadamia Crunch. You’ll want a scoop of this for sure when you visit them.

Best Shave Ice in Maui

11. Big Wave Shave Ice

Tucked away in Napili Bay and with natural flavors that are sure to please even the most conservative taste buds, this is what we call “the real deal”.

You can’t go wrong with any flavor at Big Wave Shave Ice; they’ve got it all from pineapple and strawberry to the adventurous Tiger’s Blood!

You’ll have to visit to find out what that tastes like 😉

A bit of a hidden gem, this stand should be on your list of places to visit if you want iced treats.

Breakwall Shave Ice Co
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12. Breakwall Shave Ice

Breakwall Shave Ice is the perfect cure for a day out in the Hawaiian sun.

Known for their grown-up version of shave ice, adults 21+ can order “icy cocktails” made from their favorite liquor mixed up in sweet syrupy goodness!

Mango Margarita, Pina Colada, Strawberry Guava, and Mojito Floats…the list goes on.

Or make your own creation! Decide how strong this bad boy will be and choose from a variety of flavors.

If you’re not looking to start the party that early, don’t worry; these treats come non-alcoholic as well.

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13. Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

Ululani’s has been a favorite stop for those looking to get their icy fix since 2008.

Offering over 55 flavors, like Japanese Matcha or Wedding Cake, there is something here that will suit any palate!

They take pride in offering premium syrups paired with gourmet toppings such as ice cream, mochi, and shredded coconut.

You won’t have to make the difficult decision to choose just one flavor either – mix it up and make it your own!

14. Gus’ Hawaiian Shave Ice

Served from within a vintage Volkswagen, Gus’ Hawaiian Shave Ice brings the taste of the islands right to you.

With a variety of flavors and generous portions, you’ll be thinking about this sweet treat long after you’ve left the island.

The menu is simple and straightforward; they keep it fresh and clean.

Their signature flavors include liliko’i, root beer, cotton candy, guava, and pineapple orange.

If you’re looking to try shave ice for the first time, this is the place to do it.

peace love shave ice
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15. Peace Love Shave Ice

When you need a break from the heat, make your way over to Peace Love Shave Ice.

They’ve got fantastic shave ice that’s made with the highest quality ingredients, including organic cane sugar and purified water for the ice.

You can’t go wrong when ordering one of their delicious flavors like passionfruit or guava – you’ll be glad you checked this spot off the list.