Haupia is a traditional Hawaiian coconut milk-based dessert, but it is also a very common ice cream flavor in Hawaii. They serve haupia ice cream at a lot of restaurants, but you can also find Roselani’s Haupia Ice Cream at any local Hawaii supermarket.
Roselani was started in 1932 by Manuel Nobriga on Maui, and it is still made there today. Roselani Ice Cream has been continued by four generations of the Nobriga family, and they try to keep as faithful as they can to the original recipes. Roselani’s Haupia Ice Cream has a strong coconut taste, and the ice cream is rich, but also not too sweet and heavy. It is definitely one of the best eat-at-home coconut ice creams I have tasted.
Roselani Ice Cream has a signature look, as all of their products are served in half-gallon “bricks” like the above picture. Apparently Roselani has over 30 different types of ice cream flavors, but I have only tried the haupia ice cream. They also have other ones that sound good such as Classic Macadamia Nut, Hawaiian Vanilla Bean, Kona Coffee, etc. You can check out the full list of ice creams on their website here.
Roselani Ice Cream is a bit more expensive than traditional ice creams such as Haagen Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s, but it is made in Hawaii with local ingredients. I do not know if they sell any on the mainland or whether it is only available in Hawaii, but if you ever see Roselani Ice Cream at a store, I would definitely try it out!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!