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“Didn't live up to the reviews.”
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 10 April 2014

After reading the reviews for this place, I was expecting great. It was just a run of the mill ice cream parlor. The owner was VERY chatty. He also had to tell us the whole food network story- it was a little much.

Thank AMalakan
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We returned to this ice cream establishment since my husband is an ice cream lover. They carry some flavors unique to Hawaii.

All in all, it it about $5 for a soup of ice cream. This is worth it to the true ice cream lover. For me, not so much. I believe that it will be a pass on our next trip.

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Thank patsyannie
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

If you're a fan of super premium ice cream, this is the scoop shop at the end of the rainbow. Fantastic flavors include fresh tropical fruit combinations and all the usual ones too. If they have it that day, try the coconut banana. Yum! Just beware, this super premium ice cream comes with a super premium price - nearly $5 a scoop! And no half-scoops allowed, so you're obligated to two scoops if you want two flavors. But it's so rich and heavy that two scoops the other day nearly killed me. It's better, and safer, to share single scoops with a friend who gets a different flavor. Whatever you decide to do, just forget the price and enjoy it!

1  Thank coloradojeff
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

The 4 of us tried a variety of flavors. All fresh, all great Yes it's expensive but you'll get flavors here you won't find elsewhere. Also, this is rich ice cream so only get 2 scoops if you're really, really hungry. The salted caramel was to die for. The fruit flavors were delish! Look for this place near the Safeway. You won't see it from the street. You'll be glad you found it, though.

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Thank lsc_Denver
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

The reviews are correct in saying that this is fabulous ice cream and the owner is super nice but be warned, For 4 single scoop cones it cost us nearly $25.

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1  Thank Tom H
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