Indulge Your Sweet Tooth at Banyan Treats Where They Serve Ice Cream with a Smile
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Visit Banyan Treats and reconnect with your inner child while enjoying ice cream desserts, cookies, and other treats that satisfy even the most discriminating adult palates.

- The Local Expert Team

Banyan Treats serves ice cream scoops with smiles using genuine Maui-made Roselani ice cream and fresh-baked cookies. Your dessert comes with a smile from the staff member and a grin on the dessert, too. This whimsical presentation makes everyone who sees the treats smile.  Almost every visitor to this shop discovers a new favorite destination for cookies, ice cream, and other treats in Lahaina.

Every day, all day, the kitchen in the back keeps their ovens going baking their signature cookies. These baked goods use the shop’s special recipes incorporating local flavors into the cookies. Choose from eight types of cookies, such as chocolate chip, Kona coffee chocolate chip, honey papaya oatmeal, coconut chocolate, pineapple ginger macadamia, double chocolate macadamia, chocolate chip macadamia, and Hawaiian Kiss. The last of these cookies is a special creation prepared with pineapple, mango, coconut, and macadamia nuts. Order individual cookies, pairs, or bags of four to eat the cookies alone. You can also order any of these flavors with a Moo Special or Honi Kuki Ice Cream Sandwich.

Banyan Treats makes all its cookies on site. The ice cream is also local. You will only find Roselani ice cream here. Produced on Maui, locals already know about this brand for its natural ingredients, great taste, and numerous tropical and classic flavors. Try any of the 28 varieties of Roselani ice cream with the cookies Banyan Treats bakes for a decadent dessert.

Another staple of Hawaiian dessert shops is shave ice. You’ll find this icy treat with flavorful syrup at Banyan Treats, too. Plus, with the many flavors of Roselani ice cream in the store, you can add any ice cream to the base of your shave ice for an even creamier, more flavorful dessert. Syrup flavors for the shave ice include 21 regular and sugar-free options.

Visitors rave about all the desserts at Banyan Treats, but some signature items stand out. Get a taste of what Banyan Treats has to offer and make sure that your order includes at least one of the following must-try treats:

Moo Special
The Moo Special is the signature ice cream and cookie treat at Banyan Treats. This dish has a scoop of Roselani ice cream in a bowl with a cookie. You get the choose both the type of cookie and ice cream. To finish off the dish, the scooper places a pair of candy eyes on the dessert and uses the scooper to create a smile in the ice cream. It’s a dessert that is sure to make anyone smile.

Honi Kuki Ice Cream Sandwiches
The Honi Kuki Ice Cream Sandwiches, made with homemade cookies, put Banyan Treats on the map. These sandwiches give you the option of choosing any two flavors out of the eight types of cookies they bake for the exterior. Then select any one of the 28 flavors of Roselani ice cream they serve. The sweet combination of creamy ice cream and freshly baked cookies pair perfectly with each other. This elevated variation on an ice cream sandwich may make you never want to have the packaged variation again.

Stop by Banyan Treats for real Maui-made Roselani ice cream, homemade cookies, and smiling ice cream treats. You’re sure to leave with a grin on your face from the tasty treats and cute presentation of the desserts.

Insider Tips:
-Banyan Treats does not have a dedicating parking area. Look for free street parking nearby or choose a paid parking lot.
-Walk over to any location in the Lahaina Historic District from Banyan Treats after getting your ice cream to combine sightseeing with your dessert.
-Ask for a frequent buyer punch card to earn your way to a free dessert.
-Order cookies by the batch of eight. Banyan Treats ship them to your home stateside with USPS flat rate shipping on cookie orders. You’ll have a taste of the islands waiting for you when you get back home.