Coconut Milk Ice Cream from Coconut Glen’s on the Road to Hana

Coconut Glen's sign

As you’re planning your day to explore Maui’s Road to Hana, one quirky stop you might want to include in your plans is at Coconut Glen’s Here, you will find dairy-free ice cream homemade from coconut milk.

I got to meet Glen, the laidback owner, on the day I was touring the road to Hana with No Ka Oi Adventures. Glen is passionate about running an environmentally sustainable business. All his products are locally and organically produced. Just one example of Glen’s ingenious application of his sustainable business is that Glen serves his ice cream in a coconut shell with a spoon carved out of coconut shell, too.

Coconut ice cream in a coconut shell with coconut shell spoon

I took the following photo so you could see the coconut ice cream flavors that Glen was serving the day I was there. I tried a scoop of lilikoi (passion fruit) with a scoop of the original, which is coconut flavored with bits of coconut candy. They were both delicious.

Coconut Glen's Coconut Milk Ice Cream Flavors

If you like coconut, you’ll love Glen’s coconut candy — toasted, sweetened grated coconut flakes and it is so, so good!   I got so distract by taking photos and making notes that I forgot to buy some after tasting the sample.

Coconut Glen’s is open everyday from 11am to 5pm. If you pull up during these hours and his shop appears to be closed, follow the instructions on the sign that says, “Honk if you’re hungry.”

Coconut Glen’s is located before you get to Hana in Nahiku, between mile markers 27 and 28 on the Hana Highway. It’s  on the right side of the road as you’re driving towards Hana.

Coconut Glen's off the road to Hana

Have you been to Coconut Glen’s off the Road to Hana? How did you like this unique ice cream shop?

    1. Janet – I bet if you asked, you could keep the bowl and spoon. I’m guessing they don’t wash them and reuse them. 😉

  1. Wait, the spoon looks like it would hurt when you use it. Or am I seeing things? 🙂 But the ice creams looks delicious. Not a huge coconut fan but I’d definitely try this, Sheila!

    1. Matt – the coconut fibers make it look like splinters, but it wasn’t like that at all. It wasn’t super soft, but not prickly either.

  2. We drove the Road to Hana while we were in Maui last week, and I’m sad we missed this gem! I’ll put it on the list for our next trip … even though we haven’t planned it yet. 🙂

  3. I am heading to Maui on Saturday and a fan of non-dairy ice cream. I’ll give this place a try and report back. 🙂 Mahalo! JS

  4. The phone app we downloaded for the drive on the Road to Hana recommended we stop by Coconut Glen’s and we were glad we did! The price for ice cream is now $7 instead of $5. $2 inflation over 5 years is to be expected, right? The sign displaying the flavours wasn’t as meticulously drawn anymore. We had the Ginger Lemongrass flavour and it was delicious! It had bits of zesty home-made ginger candy. And sadly the ice cream wasn’t served in the half coconut! It was served to us in a disposable small paper bowl with some wooden ice cream sticks. Glen wasn’t in, but his uncle helped us.

    Thanks for your review, it’s interesting to see how things change over time. 🙂

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