Scandinavian Shave Ice

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Scandinavian Shave Ice Overview

Scandinavian Shave Ice is renowned for its delicious shave ice flavors and tasty ice cream, offering generous portions at a reasonable price for the past 20 years. With 65 flavors ranging from Hawaiian Punch, to Blue Hawaii and P.O.G (Passion-Orange-Guava) for a tropical twist, along side traditional favorites like cherry and grape. All of this can be crowned with a snow cap of sweetened condensed milk or coconut cream and a host of toppings such as Gummy Bears, boba pearls and mini mochi, these sweet treats will have you coming back day after day. You can also have ice cream at the center of your shave ice, the lilikoi cheesecake ice cream is delicious and goes well with all the tropical syrup flavors.
Mural outside of Scandinavian Shave Ice Location

Their frozen delicacies are the consistency of freshly fallen snow, often looking more like a work of art than food. With vivid stripes and swirls and tropical messages written in the snow, it’s so much fun. Their melt in your mouth treats, are enjoyed by kids of all ages, as they stroll along historic Kailua Village on a hot day. It’s no wonder why locals and visitors call it “Da Best Shave Ice In Paradise!” Be prepared, these things are huge and totally worth the indulgence.

Making Scandinavian Shave Ice

As if it’s not enough to serve all this frozen deliciousness, Scandi’s (as it’s know around Kona) also offers excellent coffee drinks and cold treats like frappes. As well as ice cream shakes and boba pearl drinks. Scandinavian Shave Ice is a local landmark, just minutes away from the Kailua Pier and the historic Hulihe’e Palace and Mokuaikaua Church. It’s been part of the Big Island community for over two decades so they really know their stuff when it comes to this Hawaiian specialty. There is also a fun photo op in front of the shop where the kids (of any age) can pose with some shave ice cut outs. So get the gang together and head to down town Kailua Kona for some tasty tropical treats.

Jim with a Huge Scandinavian Shave Ice

Scandinavian Shave Ice Business Info

Business Hours
Mon- Sat 11 AM-9 PM
Sun 11 AM-8 PM


(808) 326-2522

Scandinavian Shave Ice Location and Map

75-5699 Alii Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

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