Ice Cream Review: Maui Gelato - Maui, Hawaii

Maui Gelato

  • Location: 2395 S Kihei Rd #120, Kihei, HI 96753

  • Website: Maui Gelato Facebook

  • Menu: Hard to find an updated menu online. See pictures below for menu options and flavors.

  • Pricing: Big helpings for a great price

  • Non-Dairy options available

Located along the water just above Wailea in Kihei, they have everything ice cream you can imagine! Gelato, ice cream, affogato, floats, shakes, mochi ice cream, shave ice, waffles.

Toasted coconut gelato and Kona Pie ice cream with sprinkles of course

Toasted coconut gelato and Kona Pie ice cream with sprinkles of course

Although they don’t have an official website, be sure to check out their Facebook Page for menu updates. Here was the menu Fall of 2018:

Maui Gelato SHave Ice

Maui Gelato SHave Ice

Pretty good prices for the amount you get! I’d definitely go for the LAVA FLOW combo! Maybe add a shot of rum?

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I was sold when I learned they serve ice cream for breakfast: Belgian waffles with so many ice cream topping combos! I’d like an affogato (espresso shots poured over ice cream) with my waffles please!

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All gelato and ice cream are made on Maui with love!

Roselani Ice cream

Roselani Ice cream

Based on names like Haupia, Kona coffee, Kona Mud Pie, I had to look up Roselani Ice Cream to make sure this was legit Maui ice cream. Here’s what I found on the Roselani website:

In 1932 at the Maui Soda & Ice Works plant in Wailuku, Maui, Manuel Nobriga began making ice cream from scratch for local ice cream parlors. Everyone loved the velvety smooth texture and the richness of his flavors and the business grew to eventually include 1/2-gallon cartons that folks could enjoy at home.

The name Roselani is always of interest, especially to folks outside of Maui. It is the “Americanization” of the Hawaiian word Lokelani, which means “heavenly rose” and is Maui’s official flower. The red blossom is proudly displayed on Roselani® Ice Cream cartons. “It honors my grandfather’s and my father’s identity. A rose is the queen of perfection,” says Cathy (third generation)… just like the ice cream which bears its name.

Check out where to find Roselani ice cream on Maui here: Roselani Locations (available on other islands as well, but only sold in Hawaii).

With that, I was confident the ice cream is also a solid choice.

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They were nice enough to let me try try so many flavors since no one else was there! After 10 minutes of looking at all my options, literally, everything sounded so good (gelato, ice cream, cup, cone, waffle bowl…), I ended up ordering Toasted Coconut gelato and Kona Pie ice cream in a cone dipped with sprinkles, of course!

Melted in the sun so quickly!

Melted in the sun so quickly!

I had big dreams of taking a picture of ice cream with Maui waves in the background… As soon as we stepped outside, that sucker started melting like a snowman in summer. I ran across the street to get this picture before I wasted too much of my delicious ice cream. Lesson learned here: Life is like ice cream, enjoy it before it melts! Also, always grab extra napkins! 😆


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