Before I get too far removed from the rest of my recent Kauai trip, I can’t resist mentioning a quick visit I made to Lappert’s Hawaii Ice Cream. Not to be confused with an ice cream shop with the same name on the mainland, Lappert’s Hawaii was founded on Kauai in 1983 and is based in Hanapepe. Their super premium ice creams come in both classic and island flavors, and all are produced in small batches right there on the island.
As much as I like shave ice, you can’t miss out on a scoop while you’re there, not with flavors like Kona Coffee, Coconut Pineapple, Lilikoi (passionfruit) Sorbet and – one of my favorites – Kauai Pie, which is Kona coffee ice cream swirled with chocolate fudge, coconut flakes, macadamia nuts and a vanilla cake crunch. The scoop pictured at the top of this post is Caramel Coconut Macadamia Nut, which tastes every bit as good as it looks.
Lappert’s has several locations to visit on Kauai, including stores in Kapa’a, Koloa, Princeville and their original store in Hanapepe, and also has a shop in Honolulu, Oahu and one in Wailea, Maui. Again, fans of Lappert’s should note that there is a company making Lappert’s Ice Cream on the mainland that is NOT affiliated with Lappert’s Hawaii. The Hawaiian Lappert’s does ship all their products out if you’re looking for a fix once you get home, however.