What are some good places for ice cream? There are some flavors I like at Baskin Robins, but there must be something better. In Hawaii there's a great chain called Lapperts which is really good. Fully creamy, lots of good flavors. Their plain vanilla is wonderful. The closest place so far is at the Hotel Coronado, which is a 40 minutes drive.
Places we've tried as far as I remember:
Baskin Robins - Good Jamocha almond fudge (i.e. much better than Dryer's)
Golden Spoon - Like their toppings
Cold Stones - Good if you want mixed ice cream
Hotel Coronado - Very good, but very far and tourist prices ;-)
Although Hawaii isn't what you'd think of when it comes to food (their fine dining is very limited), they do have some excellent niches in food when it comes to shaved ice (amazing and cheap), ginger ale (real ginger ale), bbq soy sauce corn, and finally Lappert's ice cream. These things made our vacation (the view and ocean were nice too). Thanks to chowhound we've checked off shaved ice from our list:
Also looking for a good ice cream cake. My wife won't eat Baskin Robin's, and Trader Joe's discontinued the brand I used to get.