Yesterday I took my two middle kiddies to Snow Factory. I didn’t realize that my kids have never had this! I felt so guilty because I’ve had it a few times. So, we all know what shave ice is right? You may also know them as snow cones? Well here in Hawaii shave ice is super popular, you can find it in just about every town, mall, and they even serve them in candy stores. The toppings are endless but one of the most popular toppings is condensed milk. At the snow factory they basically shave a block of flavored condensed milk which gives you this amazing texture and sweetness! OMG i can’t even put into words the party that goes on in your mouth.
Kuha’o had the Pineapple Li Hing Mui! Yesterday it was so hot and he honestly chose the perfect flavor. Of course Tea and I sampled it and agreed that we should’ve gotten the same.
Tea went with the Nutella. Another yummy one. I mean you can’t go wrong with anything nutella.
I had the Halo Halo. I love how the mochi balls get so chewy because of the coldness of the the ice.
They also serve this Pipe Ice Cream that we were really excited about but they ran out 😦 I told the kids that it just means that we need to visit again.
There’s another yummy bakery across the street from where I work! I don’t even know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Everything that they create is a die-licious and gorgeous work of art. Their newest location is in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, so for all of you planning a visit to Waikiki be sure to check them out.
In addition to there cakes they serve boba drinks and soft serve.
It was so hard to choose just one, so….. I chose two!
This is the Mango Short Cake. You can taste the real mango flavor in this moist fluffy cake.
I just had to get this one because of the fresh strawberries. There is so much strawberry creme filling which I love! I can’t wait to try some of there other treats…. maybe for lunch today?!
When researching some “must-try” sweets near our hotel we came across Psycho Donuts. Being a donut lover I knew that we had to fit this in. Turns out it was about a 5 minute drive from our hotel. This place is so cool, not only is it a bakery but it’s also a fricken theater!
I loved the decor! A lot of movie memorabilia. I thought this wheel was perfect for those who are indecisive. I almost used it myself.
I suggested that they cut up a few donuts as samples because we had such a hard time choosing. There are soooo many to choose from and they’re crazy with the names and overboard toppings which makes you want to try them all.
In the end my sister had the Dirty Turtle (left) I had the Cereal Killer (center) and my BFF Hina had the Nutty Buddy. I have no idea what theirs tasted like but mine was awesome- it’s glazed with marshmallow and topped with crunch berries. Talk about ooey gooey.
On the morning of our Alcatraz tour we had to get to the pier as early as we could because there was the Bay to Breakers 12k going on that and there were a lot of road closures. So we headed out early and planned to have breakfast there. The only thing that we found open was Eagle Cafe which was awesome because it made our decision on where to eat that much easier. This place has so many yummy choices that it took my sister and I a really long time to come to a final decision.
I ended up going with the Corned Beef Hash with eggs and potatoes
I mean come on… look at the presentation! And the taste was die-licious!
My sister went with the Crab cakes Eggs Benedict. Of course I had a taste and it was really good! I actually recommend getting this.
We shared a short stack of banana pancakes. This was probably one of the best pancakes I’ve ever had. They were super fluffy and packed with flavor. I loved the brown sugar and walnut crumble on top.
It was a little too early for oysters but this had me craving them as the day went on.
Its such a cute and cozy little cafe. I will be going back one day for their chowder bread bowls that I’ve been reading some good reviews on.
I’m so excited about finding this recipe. On Sunday we at at the Cheesecake factory and I had the most die-licious cocktail called the Georgia Peach and I’ve been craving it ever since. Well I found a copy-cat recipe that tastes exactly like it, well at least close enough that I can’t tell the difference. So I have to say ‘Thank you’ and give credit to BecR for posting this recipe on food.com
Recipe: 2 servings
- 2 ounces vodka (Skyy recommended)
- 1 ounce peach liqueur
- 1⁄2 cup peach slices (fresh or frozen)
- 1⁄2 cup crushed ice
- 1⁄4 cup red raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- of fresh mint, to garnish
- Combine the vodka, peach liqueur, peaches, and ice in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add the raspberries and blend briefly, until berries are broken but not completely blended in to the drink.
- Pour into two balloon glasses and garnish with fresh mint.