Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice – Kihei

Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice: An Explosion Of Flavor and Aloahtude
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice, located at 61 S Kihei Road in Kihei is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its extraordinary and unique shaved ice treats. Each one of their signature flavorings is homemade with purified water, cane sugar, and fresh fruit purées are customized and made to order with Alohatude, a spirit of aloha and gratitude that creates something extraordinary. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

When shave ice gets mentioned, you absolutely must try Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice. Luckily, there are multiple Ululani’s locations throughout Hawaii, and they cater parties too. Plus, their gourmet shaved ice has been featured in multiple travel articles and is rated #1 on Maui by Yelp and TripAdvisor.  After one taste, you’ll undoubtedly become hooked! 

All the locations are listed on their website, but our awesome experience was at 61 S Kihei Road in Kihei Maui. Once you taste this wonderful treat, you’ll want more and more and then some more! There is something magical about Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice. It’s different from other shaved ice on the island, and you have to experience it for yourself to understand. They say they put their heart and aloha into each and every shave ice they create and claim there is the taste and feel of Aloha in every bite. You’ll agree with one look at their slogan: “One bite of Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice, and we believe that you will agree…all shave ice is not created equal.” This pretty much sums it up. Their innovative techniques and incredible ingredients make all the difference.

Let’s see, where do we begin to share our Ululanis love story? Shave ice is much different from traditional snow cones that use crushed ice. Thinly shaved ice is the magic that creates a unique soft powdered texture. It almost put me in the mindset of soft snow flurries they magically put into little round balls. This unique texture allows Ululani’s signature flavorings that are homemade with purified water, cane sugar, and fresh fruit purées to soak up every scrumptious drop. Each one is made to order. They are so refreshing and will instantly cool you down on a hot tropical day. The top three most popular flavor combinations are, the Haleakala, a combo of Leche, Coconut with a snowcap, The Sunset Beach, a combo of Passion Fruit, Orange, Mango and Guava, and the No Ka Oi translated as the best that is a delicious combo of Mango, Coconut and Passion Fruit. Take a look at the flavors on the menu that you can combine to your pleasure:

The Top 9 Tropical Flavors on the Menu Are:

  • Mango
  • Coconut
  • Calamansi (lemon and lime)
  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple
  • Vanilla
  • Passion Fruit
  • Guava
  • Cherry

The Rest of the Best as The Unique, Colorful Menu States:

  • Almond
  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Bubble Gum
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Cola
  • Cotton Candy
  • Grape
  • Green Tea
  • Kici
  • Leche
  • Lemon
  • Li Hing Mul
  • Lime
  • Lychee
  • Melona
  • Orange
  • Passion Orange
  • Peach Pickled Mango
  • Pina Colada
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Red Hot
  • Red Raspberry
  • Red Velvet
  • Root Beer
  • Sour Apple
  • Sour Lemon
  • Tamarind
  • Tiger’s Blood
  • Vanilla
  • Watermelon
  • Wedding Cake

You pick up to three flavors to create your very own tropical flavor explosion. Try a taste of the popular Haleakala, which is a very tasty choice and worth the rave reviews. The toasted coconut is also truly decadent. You’ll be very impressed and have no wonder why this spot is so special among locals and visitors. The difference is they pay close attention to every little detail including the customer experience they call their Alohatude, a spirit of aloha and gratitude that creates something extraordinary. Plus, as an added bonus, this little piece of shaved ice heaven is only located 200 feet from the ocean. Take a walk along the shore while you take in the out-of-the-world taste and out-of-the-world view. 

Insider Tip:
Take the fabulous flavors of Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice home with you. Bottles featuring 20 varieties are available for purchase onsite and through their website.