The ‘scoop’ on frosty treats
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BY ELLISE KAKAZU
Hukilau Marketplace is home to many food and shopping destinations, but one place that makes every visitor feel at ease is Island Scoops.
This ice cream stand will make your wallet and opu (stomach) happy, with large portions and pint-sized prices.
Many reference Island Scoops as the “home of the $2 scoops,” because one can get an “Island” sized scoop, the size of a baseball, for just $2. So it wouldn’t hurt to get more than one.
Another reason to pile on the ice cream? You might want to try more than one flavor. The three most beloved are mint chocolate chip, haupia (coconut) and rocky road.
If you are up for an explosion of flavor, try a Volcano Sundae ($2). This eruption of goodness comes with a scoop of ice cream (you may choose any flavor), chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and, the best part, a homemade chocolate-chip cookie. A nice mountain of whipped cream completes the dessert.
For those who want a healthier yet equally satisfying treat, try Island Scoop’s latest creation, Island Deelite ($5), which is a cup of strawberry-pineapple-banana sherbet surrounded by a sea of fresh fruits.
Ice cream parlor favorites such as banana split ($5) or waffle cones ($4) also are available for those who value nostalgia.
At the end of the day, Island Scoops hopes to make customers feel at home with good old-fashioned ice cream.
“We want this to be a home away from home for guests,” shares Hukilau Marketplace marketing manager Pane Meatoga.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
Polynesian Cultural Center, Hukilau Marketplace
55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; closed Sunday