Once a delicacy of Japanese royalty, shave ice went mainstream in the 1920s. The refreshing treat then crossed the Pacific with immigrants—workers bound for the sugar plantations and pineapple fields of Hawaii. Now a classic way to cool down in the islands, this sweet is more than a mere snow cone. Ice made from filtered water is shaved instead of ground, so the texture resembles a delicate snowfall in your mouth. Ululani’s goes a step further by using pure cane sugar and premium purees made in-house. Among its most popular blends are the Haleakalā (coconut and Leche topped with cream) and the Sunset Beach (guava, mango, passion fruit, and orange). The chain has five outlets around Maui, including one at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort.
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Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice
There's no better way to cool down on Maui than with a shave ice—and Ululani's is the perfect introduction. This classic treat is more than a snow cone: The ice is shaved instead of ground, so it tastes like a delicate snowfall in your mouth, flavored with kiwi, guava, coconut or passion fruit.