Island Snow Shave Ice

Island Snow Shave Ice

Island Snow Shave Ice

Island Snow Shave Ice

Island Snow Shave Ice

Island Snow Shave Ice

Island Snow Shave Ice

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Pink Guava Shave Ice inside tall paper Island Snow cup

Located in Kailua Center, Island Snow is a must-visit when you’re looking for an icy treat on Oahu’s windward (east) coast. The shave ice counter is actually located inside of a boutique apparel store named Island Snow. The unusual co-location offers both authentic Hawaiian shave ice and merch from a premium locally made clothing line. Island Snow whips up spectacular shave ice for locals, visitors, and even the likes of former presidents (hint: Obama loves this spot!)

Photos on Island Snow wall featuring Barack Obama

Natural Flavor Offerings!

If you know your way around a Hawaiian shave ice order, you’re probably used to the not-so-natural syrups most locations offer. Luckily, Island Snow now has a Welch Brothers “All Natural” syrups on their menu! These naturally delicious options will run you a small additional fee of $1.25, but if it makes you feel better about eating this heavenly treat, then it’s totally worth it!

Island Snow Shave Ice menu

They offer two sizes: Keiki and Large. There’s only a 50 cent difference between the two, but Keiki is the perfect amount unless you’re sharing. The shave ice comes in a cup rather than a bowl (like at Matsumoto’s) and a mountain of ice. They offer traditional toppings and extras like Snowcap (condensed milk), mochi, and a fantastic mac nut ice cream!

Island Snow Shave Ice menu

My go-to flavors are anything tropical including lilikoi, guava, mango, and occasionally li hing mui. What are your faves?!

Pink Guava Shave Ice inside tall paper Island Snow cup

My favorites:

  • Scoop of Macadamia Nut Ice Cream (first scoop is free!)
  • All Natural Lilikoi, Big Island Guava, and Dragonfruit syrup flavors

Menu pictured above! (As of March 2021)

Island Snow Store website | Insta: @islandsnowhawaii

Two locations:


Kailua Shopping Center: 600 Kailua Road, Kailua, Hawaii 96734


Kailua Beach Center: 130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734


TEMPORARY STORE HOURS: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily)

Parking Info:

There is a lot with free parking in the centers where Island Snow is located.

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About Laur

Aloha, I’m Lauren! One of my favorite things to do is explore the Hawaiian island of Oahu and nothing makes me happier than sharing what I’ve learned over the past 7 years with those planning their own adventures. I started Lauraloha Travel to help you enjoy every minute of your experience from planning all the way to paradise. Mahalo for exploring with me!

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