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Tropical Dreams Ice Cream

55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5577
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (65 reviews)
“macadamia nuts” (10 reviews)
“sorbet” (3 reviews)
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55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good to excellent ice cream, arguably the best on the Big Island. (I don't think it quite up to Graeter's, but that's another story!) Fairly expensive, but the scoops are not stingy. I had black cherry vanilla with chocolate chips-I forget what my son...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 3 December 2017

No matter where you eat in Hawi, save room for dessert. Then have the macadamia or the coffee ice cream. They taste like macadamias and coffee. What could be better?

Thank JAT-DC
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Would have loved to try the ice cream because of the great reviews, but we were never served or even acknowledged. The place wasn’t crowded, and the few customers there already had their drinks and were chatting. There was only one person and another couple...More

Thank nxmail
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Hi gang, After a sumptuous lunch at Bamboo restaurant (across the street) we needed to stuff what little room we had left. With a line for ice cream (sandwiches, etc also avail) out the door we chose 2 ice cream selections in our hot fudge...More

1  Thank Nothreeputts
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A must if you pass through Hawi (Pronounced Havee). It is just a hole in the wall with limited parking.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Real ice cream with real vanilla flavor. I love this place. Very, very expensive for ice cream but I enjoyed every lick.

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Definitely a must!! The ice cream is really delicious....and I am not that into ice cream!! Get the Macadamia Nut!! It is to die for!!

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Tons of flavors, and they had vegan chocolate... and it was good! Making this dairy free girl very happy.

Thank Merritt F
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We always look forward to this ice cream stop in Hawi, regardless whether we eat our lunch there or elsewhere (their lunches and coffee are wonderful) but the ice cream is a must before we leave town. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

For four single scoop ice cream cones we spent $20 bucks. I will have to say the Coconut Cream was really good. Didn't know the cost until time to pay.

Thank skbeason
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-5577
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This little old fashioned ice cream parlor and coffee shop has the best selection of Tropical Dreams flavors found on the Big Island. We loved the Green Tea Ice Cream, but the Coconut was good, too. Several sorbet flavors were available. All of the shops in Hawi look like they have been around for decades and this is no exception, but that's part of this town's charm.
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