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“Delicious!!!”
Review of Tropical Dreams

Tropical Dreams
Ranked #3 of 8 Dessert in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$10
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Tropical Dreams Ice Cream offers over 150 flavors of super premium ice cream, vegan ice cream, gelato and sorbet all handmade on the big island. Super premium means it's handmade with 18% butterfat, adding a rich and creamy texture you can taste. All Hawaiian ingredients are grown on environmentally friendly farms and 100% of our cream produced by Big Island dairies. The result....a true Hawaiian gourmet ice cream that is dense and very rich tasting with flavors you only dream about
Reviewed 7 November 2012 via mobile

I had heard so many good things about the ice cream at Tropical Dreams I just had to try it for myself. It did not disappoint! In fact, my husband said it was the best ice cream that he has ever had. The owner was very friendly & chatty. He explained how the ice cream was made, stored for freshness, & the quality of the ingredients used. The place wasn't busy at the time so he was happy to let us try a couple of samples before we decided. He also told us of his plans to open a store in the California Bay Area which is home to us so we will definitely be repeat customers. We'll be back next summer for sure!

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

This ice cream is the world's best. That's it.
I'll normally stick to vanilla or minimally flavored to enjoy the ice cream. But here, all the flavors are fresh and amazing. Go for the ginger! Love the lychee! More of the Mango! These flavors all come from the islands, even the chocolate.
(Tropical Dreams used to be in Kiluea, about 20 minutes north of it's current location in Kapa'a. They moved in September 2012.)

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1  Thank BoredOfWood
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

This shop features a wide variety of interesting and wonderful ice cream favors, and the owner not only gave samples freely, he also gave us each a small scoop of an additional flavor gratis. Also, he keeps the individual cartons covered, which keeps the ice cream fresh and wonderfully smooth. The salted caramel was heavenly, as was the ginger cream. The owner was a treat to chat with and so passionate about the ice cream he makes and serves.

Thank SKKelley3368
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

The mint chip was really fabulous, the salted caramel, and oh my, the ginger ice cream was to die.

As mentioned in the reviews, the owner, only one running the shop, is quite a character. Wanted to tell us about him business successes- a real new yorker pretending poorly to have adapted to the hawaiian way of life.
Ultimately, who cares.
The ice cream rocks!!

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Thank SBN_NJ
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

we stopped here after a long day on the ocean, the owner was there and very friendly. he explained how their icecream is made with locally grown products. He was very enthusiatistic about his product. loved every bite of it.

Thank garyv1955
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