Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shave Ice, I miss you!

This morning after Hubs left for work, I headed off for my morning run. I had these high hopes of running every morning after Hubs leaves. This morning, I realized there might be a flaw in my plan.

It was about 7:30am and before I even started my run, my shirt was damp. Why? Because it was already over 80 degrees outside. Considering it only June and the temperature will continue to rise over the next 2 months, I will need to run at midnight so that I do not overheat when working out. Membership to the Y, here I come!

If only we had some shave ice to cool down with. Shave ice, not to be confused with shaved ice, is a local Hawaiian treat. You can get it plain, or our personal favorite, with ice cream on the bottom. And there are so many flavors to choose from...not just lime, grape, and cherry. Flavors like pineapple, mango, papaya, and lilikoi.

The best shave ice is sold in small, local grocery stores along the North Shore. And our favorite store was Aoki's. It's about $2.25 for a shave ice with ice cream on the bottom. An expensive little treat to cool you down and hit the spot. I'm telling you, there just isn't anything quite like it on the mainland.

At Aoki's they have flavor combinations to choose from, or you can make up your own. Hubs got the mainland special. The plastic cup is $.25 extra, but oh so worth it. Otherwise, you only get a flimsy paper cone.

My choice was The Volcano, which consists of Lilikoi (passion fruit), Banana, and and bit of Strawberry over the top. It was awesome.

I've successfully made myself desperate for a cool treat. There is a shaved ice stand in town. Meet you there in 10 minutes!


Anonymous said...

Heather - look good! Perhaps you could start your own shop : )
Love- Joan

Shanle's said...

Andrew wanted to know how many loaves of bread you've made so far?? =)

Melissa Marsh said...

That stuff looks so good!

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas said...

seriously man. rub it in a little more.

shave ice, you will be in my dreams...mmm