Best shave ice on the Big Island in my opinion is Scandinavian Shave Ice on Ali’i Dr. in Kona. We have tried other shave ice places and none are as good as Scandinavian. There’s a huge amount of different flavors, ranging anywhere from the classic Blue Hawaii to Wedding Cake. A few other flavors include Rootbeer, Cherry Coke, Dreamsicle, Red Velvet Cake, and Butterscotch.
There are also quite a few topping choices like Mini Mochi and Boba pearls or Popping pearls. You can also have ice cream in the middle. And you can’t have a Hawaiian shave ice without the famous Snow Cap, which is made from condensed milk. The Snow Cap was poured in pretty designs around the whole dome of shave ice. The shave ice itself is flawless and creamy, no chunky ice at all. But they don’t have just shave ice, you can also get ice cream, smoothies, and even a little brownie sundae.
The service was super friendly and it’s fun to chat with them about favorite beaches. I would definitely recommend Scandinavian Shave Ice to anyone on the Big Island. It’s the best on the island.