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Hilo Homemade Ice Cream

1477 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4941
(808) 935-3895 ‎
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Ranked #7 of 205 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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English first
Los Angeles
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223 reviews 223 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The place is 'interesting' to say the least. A little, run-down, shack, it has parking and gardens/campsite. The reason to come though is the ice cream and the ladies who serve it. It is so good, and they give generous servings. They are so friendly and welcoming you cant help but fall in love with this place, as long as... More

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I thought this place was in downtown Hilo but its about 2miles out (no biggie). The homemade ice cream was good. For a single scoop you can mix two different flavors. The ice cream was good, but the best part is walking through the garden in the back. Its a large garden and very quiet / cool. I wasnt sure... More

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Managua, Nicaragua
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

In addition to having an excellent collection of unique local flavors (ginger, coconut, kona coffee, lilikoi [passion fruit] and much more), and giving you ample portions, this little spot also has an interesting associated garden and hang out spot in which to enjoy your ice cream. so buy your cone, then head out the back door and relax and enjoy... More

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Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The icecream is not as super good as we expect from reading the review, not bad though. Nice petite and tidy Botanic garden for a little walk within the shop and cooling to stop by if you are visiting the beaches of Hilo.

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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is a hidden gem. They have awesome, locally-made ice cream in many flavors, including the tropical ones. And once you've selected your flavors, you can take your cone or cup out back into their magifnicent tropical gardens to enjoy the full sensation of Hawaii. Truly special and worth the trip.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Freaking amazing ice cream. Not your typical ice cream joint. Kinda out of the way, Meaning out of the touristy area, which I love. Wasn't sure if my smart phone was taking me to the right place but I put my trust in Siri a d glad I did. Cool little hipster place with a dozen or so flavours of... More

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I loved the macadamia nut ice cream and the fresh lilikoi berry. I tried many flavors and was never disappointed!

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Carleton, Michigan, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were told not to get ice cream on the islands because of the cost but this was totally worth it! My son had the coffee ice cream which was made with fresh local coffee beans. He said it was amazing. I had mac nut, which was also amazing, and my husband had pineapple, which he loved. Great place to... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had the Salted caramel mac nut, Kona coffee, Mud pie, Tahitian Vanilla. All four were delicious. Best ice cream we had in Hawaii...and we like ice cream. We wandered around the garden in the back while we enjoyed our ice cream.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stopped here for icecream and it was the best ever. I had the chocolate macadamia nut fantastic. All the flavors we sampled were great. After getting our ice cream we went out back and enjoyed the beautiful garden area.

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