Shave Ice is one of the coolest (literally!) things you can do on Maui. We have a unique combo in this Top 5, with some favorites you won’t find anywhere else on the island. Here’s our list, in no particular order…
Bling Bing Shave Ice
The Deal. Maui’s only Chinese Shave Ice, featuring condensed milk instead of syrup and unique toppings like egg pudding, rice balls, lychee jelly along with fresh fruit, boba and more
When it Happens. Noon to 8 p.m. Every day of the week except Tuesday
Where it’s At. 1 Pi‘ikea Avenue, Kīhei, HI
Gimme More! Details in our article on Bling Bing, Bling Bing’s website, find them on Facebook and Instagram, or call 808-419-1256
Did You Know? Bling Bing offers gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan options, along with alternatives like Vegan Condensed Coconut Milk and Sugar-Free Condensed Milk.
Peace Love Shave Ice
The Deal. A family-owned operation with tropical flavors and unique options like Thai Tea and Kona Coffee Shave Ice , plus organic sugar to sweeten the syrups
When it Happens. 4 to 8 p.m. in Azeka Makai, 12 to 8 p.m. at Kīhei Marketplace
Where it’s At. Azeka Makai (1280 S. Kīhei Road, Kīhei, HI) & Kīhei Marketplace (1975 S. Kīhei Road , Kīhei, HI), plus they now have a location in Kapa‘a, Kaua’i
Gimme More! Details in our article on Peace Love Shave Ice, go to Peace Love’s website and connect with them on Facebook and Instagram, or call (808) 264-9090
Did You Know? They feature other treats like “Dole Whip” soft serve, vegan banana bread & Hula Cookies ice cream sandwiches.
‘Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice
The Deal. A longtime local brand that’s expanding rapidly, elevated to icon status as “Best Shave Ice in the World.” Known for their exceptional quality; around 50 gluten-free, housemade syrups and stellar service with “Aloha-tude” (Aloha + Gratitude)
When it Happens. Varies by location (see below)
Where it’s At. Across Maui; in Kīhei, Kahului, Pā‘ia, Lāhainā and beyond. Also now on O‘ahu and in Los Angeles with plans for more locations in California, Texas, and Florida (plus maybe more!) in 2023. See all their Maui locations here
Gimme More! Details in our article on ‘Ululani’s, their website and their pages on Facebook and Instagram
Did You Know? ‘Ululani’s was started by a husband and wife from O‘ahu who moved to the Pacific Northwest but craved the authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice they grew up with. David and ‘Ululani are still very involved as co-owners to this day!!
Waikomo Shave Ice
The Deal. A one-of-a-kind treat using 100% natural syrups, topped with fresh fruit, coconut cream and local honey
When it Happens. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
Where it’s At. Andaz Maui at Wailea, 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI
Gimme More! Details in our article on Waikomo and get the latest updates on Instagram
Did You Know? Waikomo’s founder Thomas Oliver used to be a beekeeper on his home island of Kaua‘i, which is what inspired the local honey that tops every shave ice!
Breakwall Shave Ice
The Deal. Known for the phenomenon of “Adult Shave Ice,” which pairs chilled alcohol and syrups with that smooth ice. This award-winning operation also offers traditional shave ice and other treats like açaí bowls, banana bread, giant pretzels and cold brew
When it Happens. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day
Where it’s At. The Wharf Cinema Center, 658 Front Street, Lāhainā, HI
Gimme More! Details in our article on Breakwall Shave Ice, on Breakwall’s webpage and their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Did You Know? Breakwall’s next door neighbor is its sister business Down The Hatch, in the open-air courtyard! Both have a daily happy hour!
Speaking of, we’ve got a great roundup of our favorite Happy Hour spots across Maui!
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