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Hawaiian Desserts: Pies and Ice Creams

This is Hawaiian desserts, again. It’s pies, and it’s ice creams. Let’s tantalize our taste buds the Hawaiian style!

Mochi Ice Cream

This is another dessert not to bother poring over the recipe book for, but instead to just grab your purse and scour the streets. Not just any ice cream, but magical, marvelous, may I have another gazillion scoops of this shizz – mochi ice cream.

Imagine gelato, if Italians didn’t make gelato and instead the Japanese had the monopoly on it. Mochi ice cream isn’t gelato, its light as air glorious globs of ice cream wrapped in pretty pastel colored rice cake shells.

It’s so oriental that you’ll be instantly transported to the geisha and blossom-lined streets of Kyoto, rather than the blue bliss of Hawaii.

We suggest heading over to Oahu and hitting the finest mochi shop there is – Bubbies. Down at Bubbies, you can go Zen with a green tea mochi or opt for the all American inspired experience with the peanut butter mochi. Those who want to embrace the tropical weather outside can lose themselves in the fresh hits of mango and guava.

Lilikoi Chiffon Pie

If you are British, then this dessert name could be kind of confusing. You may think we are referring to a French cloth savory pastry. Yes, that is exactly as weird as it sounds.  Across the pond, they move to a different beat as the following link would imply – spoiler alert; this list is RUDE.

The Lilikoi Chiffon Pie is a dream of dreams. We are talking perfect zingy passion fruit whipped up into a pretty pie and served with a generous dollop of Chantilly cream or something closer to the whipped variety. In short, we are talking heaven.

Those who are passionate (whoa) about baking will find this a walk in the park. Those who think baking is a punishment from the gods sent to test your mathematical knowledge and your hand eye coordination will be breaking whisking bowls and throwing scales across the room.

Yep, there is a whole host of Martha Stewart inspired instructions that will make you tear your hair out. Things like separating eggs, gelatin sheets and making stiff peaks, formed by whipping sugar and eggs as the tip of the iceberg.

And, may we ask – what the hell is a double boiler?

chocolate haupia cream pie

Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie

Umm, remember way back (like 600 words ago) when we started raving about something called Haupia pudding and how it was the best thing ever.

Well, we were kinda lying.

There is something that outshines the coconut jelly, and it’s called chocolate Haupia cream pie.

It’s when you take that coconut jelly and layer it with dark chocolate custard cream on top of a buttery, flaky crust, before topping the whole thing off with extravagantly whipped white cream.

We know…deep breaths everyone, please.

Chocolate, coconut, cream…the three c’s that make life worth living.

Again, you could slave over a stove trying to make your Haupia thick enough or seeking the right brand of high cocoa infused chocolate. Or, you could just drop everything, like right now and run down to Ted’s Bakery in Maui. Trust us, Hawaiian treats do not come any better than this. Go Waikiki Shuttle can take you to many of the best places in the island. Book your transport today online or call us at (808) 797-7950.


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