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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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55-3412 Akoni Pule Hwy, Across from Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really tasty ice creams and a variety of flavours, just the thing to finish your wander around Hawi to window shop some of the interesting stores and craft shops.

Thank Karrst
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We had read in the guide book & heard from tour guides about how good the ice cream is here, how you should definitely make it a stop while visiting the town of Hawi, on the big island of Hawaii. For $4.25, you get an...More

Thank 3paradise
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Hawi is a quaint little town and worth the visit for its uniqueness and this gem. The ice cream here is homemade and delicious. From blueberry freckle and Tahitian vanilla to coconut macadamia nut and mango sorbet...it was all wonderful!

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Unique flavors that are fantastic! I had the earl gray with shortbread cookies ice cream. Wow, and I don’t even like earl gray tea! Their ice cream is creamy and delicious and had chunks of cookies in it for extra texture. When driving through Hawi,...More

Thank NSchrockinCalifornia
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had read about this place, and decided to have an ice cream treat after lunch across the street. All three of us remarked that this was THE best ice cream, even better than the Blue Bell back home we have praised for decades.

Thank NTSU1975
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We had cherry , vanilla, and coconut . It was simply delicious. A very neat and quaint little place with limited seating.

Thank JaneKnoxville
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Our second time here for the ice cream but this time they had a "welcome" sign in the front window.....BUT a sign in the back of the counter that says they can refuse service to anyone. I am confused.

Thank IrishFan-80
Reviewed 1 February 2018

After a hike down to the ocean at Pololu Trail, you deserve to come to the nearby quaint town of Hawi and experience a few of the many tempting flavors of the island's famous Tropical Dreams ice cream. What, gourmet ice cream in this funny...More

Thank SteveSLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Friends wanted to try the ice cream as they had heard about Tropical Dreams from somewhere. Since we arrived around lunch and there was a table available we decided to have lunch as well. They ordered the burger and we had the tuna melt. Food...More

Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed 4 January 2018

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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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