A scoop at Lappert’s Ice Cream, Kauai

Caramel Coconut Macadamia Nut

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 Ice Cream

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.


  1. Kauai Pie is my favorite ice cream of all time. I’ve had it in Hawaii and I’ve bought it here in Northern California and it’s just as good…except that it does seem to taste a little better when you eat it under a palm tree and it’s 90°

  2. I LOVE Lappert’s! I don’t know how many mainland locations they have, but I’ve been to the one in Sausalito, near San Francisco a number of times. It definitely tastes best in Kauai though! I’m jealous!

  3. Mmmmm…ice cream. Are you going to announce who won the Great American Pie festival tickets or will only the winner be notified?

  4. In our country, summer is coming.Ice cream is slowly welcomed by more people.

  5. that was the best Ice Cream presentation ever. very inviting and mouth watering. I would bring my family to an ice cream shop soon.

  6. The mainland outposts of Lappert’s are very much part of the “original,” Hanapepe-originated company. And Dianna is right–it may be the same, but it definitely tastes better on the beach at Waimea!

  7. mmm love Lappert’s. Ate at the Princeville one when I was on my honeymoon last year. I also tried shave ice for the first time that trip although I’d been to Hawaii 3 other times!

  8. Ice cream is unresistable. Thank you for the recommendation, it simply looks great.

  9. Oh ya I love it Lapperts Ice Cream. it is so Delicious yummy !

  10. Oh ya I love it Chocolet Ice Cream. it is so Delicious yummy !

  11. I am going to Kauai for my honeymoon in November this year, so I am so excited to see your posts! I’ll have to visit all of these places! It should be easy since my fiance has a huge sweet tooth :)

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