Shave ice

13 Nov

Shave ice is a Hawaiian institution.  It’s pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, shaved ice.  With the addition of brightly coloured flavoured syrups, and if you’re lucky, ice cream, aduki beans, cream or other stuff.  Adding ice cream is very good.  Can’t speak for the other stuff.  I’m pretty sure it’s related to Malaysian ABC which also involves shaved ice and beans, but I have no actual proof.

Local Boys shave ice

After exhaustive research (three shave ices) I can confirm that Local Boys shave ice in Kihei is the best on Maui.  Their ice is soft and fluffy, like the purest snow.  A crystally shave ice is not a happy thing.  Their syrups have pleasing names like sharks blood, but taste reassuringly of fruit.  Their ice cream is delicious and made locally.  And you can watch the huge blocks of ice being fashioned into cooling snacks for surf dudes.

Long may it’s power to bribe the children last…


19 Responses to “Shave ice”

  1. christinemosler 13/11/2010 at 6:22 pm #

    That sounds like a perfect bribe. Love shark’s blood, that would work on mine. Very nice new header too! x

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 14/11/2010 at 5:03 pm #

      Thank you! It’s the Tiki room in Disneyland!

  2. Cass@FrugalFamily 13/11/2010 at 6:56 pm #

    Looks like you’re having a great time so far 😉

    They look lovely

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 14/11/2010 at 5:07 pm #

      We are, thank you.

  3. TheMadHouse 14/11/2010 at 12:10 am #

    Yummmm sounds great, like a real cool and much nice slush. The boys always have monkey blood on their ice cream at the local cafe! I too love the header

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 14/11/2010 at 5:07 pm #

      Animal blood obviously universal thing, I’d never heard of it. They also have tigers blood here.

  4. 14/11/2010 at 3:59 am #

    Sounds like your having one fabulous adventure, GOOD ON YOU and your family. I will
    l be now following your travels xxxx.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 14/11/2010 at 5:09 pm #

      Thank you, we really are having a great time.

  5. Rachel 14/11/2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Can you get shaved ice in a tin then? 😉

    Want a shaved ice machine for my little shop in the summer, wonder where you get one…perhaps you could ask the Local Boys for me??

    Been up Diamond Head yet? That’s a view…
    Have fun xx

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 14/11/2010 at 5:02 pm #

      I’ll ask, but I doubt the slips of girls who work there know. They’re everywhere here, so might be worth a google.

      We’re going to Oahu in a couple of weeks, Diamond Head then…

      • Rachel 15/11/2010 at 1:13 pm #

        Sorry, forgot you were on Maui….in that case, have you been to the macadamia nut factory??? 😉

        • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 16/11/2010 at 5:00 pm #

          No! But we did go to the sugar museum. Expect blog post soonest. And I believe there’s also a macadamia nut factory on the big island…

  6. Linda 14/11/2010 at 7:25 pm #

    oooooh lovely to catch up, make mine a large one. xx

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 16/11/2010 at 4:59 pm #

      Here you go, it’s called a Papa Nui, or big daddy…

  7. Claire, Cheshire Mum 15/11/2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Swung by for a catch up on your adventures, one of those with ice-cream oooh yes please, nom, nom, nom! Keep safe and enjoy x

  8. Tracy Burns 15/11/2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Certainly sounds like the Malaysian ABC… which I am still yet to try. It looks good but then they start adding corn and beans to ice, jelly and syrup I get scared! The Hawaiian version looks slightly less scary.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 16/11/2010 at 5:00 pm #

      The Hawaiian version definitely less scary, but it’s so good that I’m going to be brave in Malaysia (I’ve never tried it before either).

  9. Josie 16/11/2010 at 5:12 pm #

    I just had a vicarious imaginary lick. Yum.

    Hope all is going well. Haven’t been on Twitter much and miss you so lovely to read your news 🙂 x


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