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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (61 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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 24 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
Reviewed 29 June 2017

A variety of flavored - I read & sorbets. A refreshing break after a drive from Kialua. This us across the street from the Bamboo Resturant and Gallery. There are a variety of flavor sand portion sizes. The prices are fair and a value for...More

Thank HPutts
Reviewed 8 June 2017

On a hot day, it was nice to stop here for good ice cream. You can sit outdoors and people watch while enjoying your selection.

Thank Lois908
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The best macadamia nut ice cream ever! And it's all made here on the Big Island! Staff is friendly and courteous. Have been there many times and will continue to go back!

Thank Bigmama621
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great ice-cream at this busy spot. The busy staff are patient with all of the visitors. Perfect ratio of espresso to ice-cream in the affogato.

Thank nhes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Have been here more than once. Lots of flavors. Big scoops. Nice stop when traveling up North. Have never had the food here.

Thank traveldiva97
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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