San Diego may have the good fortune of being relatively close to Hawaii, but flying all the way there just for some traditional Hawaiian ice cream isn't too practical. Luckily, there's Lappert's Ice Cream, which brings popular Hawaiian ice cream flavors to San Diego.
Lappert’s offers a large selection of ice creams and sorbets, including flavors like macadamia nut, kona coffee, kauai pie, coconut caramel, and guava cheesecake, just to name a few. The ice creams here are classified as "super premium" because they contain a 16 to 18 percent butterfat content, making this ice cream extra creamy and rich.
In addition, Lappert’s carries Dole Whip, a creamy pineapple sorbet concoction that is very popular at Disneyland and the Dole Plantation in Hawaii. Dole Whip is made purely of dehydrated pineapples, creating a sweet treat that is healthy and tastes delicious. The portions are quite generous. I recommend getting either a junior size (pictured above), or go for the best of both worlds and get a cup of ice cream with a shot of dole whip on top.
Photographs by Jennifer Lee
About the Author: Jennifer Lee is a longtime San Diego resident with a passion for food. She spends most of her free time exploring good eats in San Diego, trying or creating recipes, and writing her food blog Kirbie’s Cravings. Her blog is currently the #1 ranked San Diego blog on Urbanspoon, has been featured on Saveur’s Sites We Love and has produced several prize winning recipes. To keep up on her latest food finds, restaurant reviews, and kitchen creations follow her blog at kirbiecravings.com and on twitter at @kirbiecravings.