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“All scream for Ice Cream! Reliable spot...”

Lappert's Ice Cream
Ranked #3 of 98 Dessert in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Waikiki
New York
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“All scream for Ice Cream! Reliable spot...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

I guess I'm jaded perhaps, but having visited the Hawaiian islands over many years, I think of Lapperts as a smaller, local company specializing in ice cream and coffees too (since the 80's?)
Seeing one at the Hilton Village surprised me for a moment (blinking to be sure I wasn't seeing a Cold Stone or other mainland chain) but then felt like it was right at home, at the end of the little shopping village alongside pizza, oysters-in-the-shell, a Benihana's, and luau.

Lappert's is known for its fresh, delicious ice cream (and in the past for its coffee as well). It has great waffle cones, shakes and other sinfully good desserts. Yes, I passed it at times with long lines (especially after a hot beach day or dinner time) and sometimes not so bad. Mostly Hilton guests, I assume, it being tucked away in the rear of the shopping/dining central mall.

Anyway, yes, of course it's a bit pricey compared to some neighborhood ice cream shoppes, and yes it can get busy (the only thing like it in the mini-village), but as other say, it's just as one might expect, a nice indulgence which can hit just the spot on a fine Hawai'ian day. Not much else to say beyond 'good ice cream and desserts', yes the staff is friendly and hard-working, and... Aloha! (Title refers to childhood rhyme: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!) Nice variety is found here.

  • Visited August 2013
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Glensted Mo
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“Speciality Ice cream Store”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

A Speciality Ice cream store. About standard for special ice cream, better ice cream than the regular store bought ice cream The store also has several desserts. We also had some of the store brownies. The brownie was terrible - dry and as hard as a rock - maybe very old.

  • Visited December 2013
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“Not only ice cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Please try smoothy or anything but icecream. There are so many great flavor drinks and pastries. They are a bit pricey but it's worth. always wish the line is shorter and bigger space for eating in this shop.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Vacation Favorite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

One of my favorite things to do during our trips to Hawaii is to visit Lappert's and have a yummy treat. The smell of the freshly made waffle cones is so enticing and I love to try the different island flavors unavailable to us at home. This trip I sneaked back a second time to enjoy a double scoop of the coconut pineapple and the coconut macadamia nut fudge in a waffle cone. A slice of ice cream heaven!

  • Visited November 2013
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“The nicest folks at the Hilton complex”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

The ice cream was very good and their mixed espresso coffee drinks were also excellent but the nicest thing about the folks at Lapperts is that they were the only servers to exhibit the Aloha spirit on the entire Hilton compound.....Yay for them!!

  • Visited October 2013
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