Pink’s Creamery

Pink's Creamery – Brighten Your Day with Comfort Food Galore in North Shore Kauai
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When nothing but comfort food will do, you can get your fill with a trip over to Pink’s Creamery. A North Shore Kauai staple, this little shack boasts all the fan favorites, including ice cream cone treats and blended drinks. If you’d like to go all out in your comfort food journey, bring a big appetite, so you can try their excellent Hawaiian grilled cheese sammies, too.

- The Local Expert Team

Whether you’re in the mood for a decadent grilled cheese sandwich or just need a little ice cream in your life, you cannot go wrong with a trip over to Pink’s Creamery. Located right by Hanalei Bay in North Shore Kauai, this popular eatery serves up fantastic comfort food from early in the day to late at night. So, no matter what time it is, you just know where to go when the cravings for sweet and savory delights hit out of the blue.  

Once you arrive, get ready for friendly alohas all around and a warm invitation to browse their menu at your leisure. They keep it relatively simple by offering ice cream treats, blended drinks, and grilled cheese. Despite that, you’ll want to take your time and explore all the ways they can create each option to your satisfaction.

You can get your ice cream in a cone or a cup, for example, or just go wild with a milkshake of your dreams. With 17 distinct ice cream flavors on tap, you can dream up your perfect flavor combinations or just let your favorite fly solo. If you’d like it a little fizzier, go with their hand creamed floats instead. Their signature drink, the Pinkaccino, takes the float formula to the next level by replacing the soda with cold brew Kauai coffee.

No matter what you order, you’re welcome to stick around for a while and enjoy your selections right onsite. They have a bench right out front plus six seats inside, although it all fills up rather fast. If there’s no room available, hit the road to view the beautiful scenery all around while savoring all the flavors.

Absolutely try their:

Ice Cream
With flavors like Kona Mud Pie, Hanalei Sunrise, and Mac-Nut Brittle, you truly cannot go wrong with a scoop or two of ice cream in a cup or cone. If you’d like to keep it classic, get the Hawaiian Vanilla Bean, Strawberry, and Classic Chocolate flavors all together. Otherwise, let your imagination lead the way and create the flavor combo that speaks to you the most.

Fruit Smoothies
Featuring a ½ pound of frozen fruit each, the Fruit Smoothies promise to leave you wholly impressed with their bright, bold flavors. In addition to all that fruit, they add their tropical juice blend that puts all the best island flavors at the forefront of your experience. Want to make your smoothie a bit more filing? Ask to add either whey protein or a scoop of ice cream to the mix.

Grilled Cheese
For a savory kick to offset all that sweetness, treat yourself to one of their iconic grilled cheese creations. Between the hours of 11 am to 6 pm, they happily make one of three fantastic types of grilled cheese. The Original comes with pulled kalua pork, muenster cheese, and pineapple, while The Pineapple kicks the kalua pork out of the mix. If you’d like to keep it simple, go with The Mainlander, which is just cheese, cheese, and more cheese.

Since they make every sandwich, blended drink, and ice cream creation right when it’s ordered, you can expect a bit of a wait for your items. While you wait, you’re bound to make a few newfound friends as you chat up the staff and other patrons. The cozy venue makes you feel right at home, so it’s easy to make small talk while patiently awaiting the arrival of all your items.

Insider Tips:
-If you need to skip the dairy, they’re usually ready to help you out. More often than not, they keep dairy-free ice cream and small-batch sorbet on hand, so just let them know if that’s what you want.
-Get sticky hands while enjoying your selections? They have a sink station available for your use right inside.
-To spread your love for their quaint shop wherever you go, ask about their t-shirts, hats, and other swag.
-You’re welcome to ask for samples of the ice cream flavors before ordering.