Island Vintage Shave Ice tops its frosty desserts with mochi, boba and fresh fruit.

Photo By Aaron Yoshino

8 Waikiki sweets you've got to try

Try these Hawaii snacks on the Waikiki strip for the best ways to get your sugar high.

Craving something sweet? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Try these tropical snacks on the Waikiki strip for the best ways to get your sugar high.

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These addictive mochi doughnuts come in all kinds of unique flavors.
Photo: Elena Bragg

MoDo doughnuts 

The Japanese-style mochi doughnuts have a chewy consistency with unique flavors, such as black sesame, lilikoi (passion fruit) and matcha. Mitsuwa Marketplace, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., modohawaii.business.site.

Pink Snowball

The cute confections at The Royal Hawaiian Bakery have everyone raving, with fresh-baked croissants, macadamia-nut sticky buns and its signature coconut-covered Pink Snowballs. 2259 Kalakaua Ave., royal-hawaiian.com

Uncle Tetsu

Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese-style cheesecakes are super fluffy and lighter than air, with a texture similar to angel food cake, but slightly less sweet and more tart. Royal Hawaiian Center, 2233 Kalakaua Ave., uncletetsu-us.com.

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Cool, pineapply refreshment on a hot day, Dole Whip is popular all over the island.

Dole Whip 

The pineapple-flavored Dole Whip soft serve is so popular that you don’t even need to go to the Dole Plantation to get one. Find them at just about every hole-in-the-wall market in Waikiki.

Café Maiko 

Homemade matcha served in a crispy cone is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. Get a swirl of matcha and vanilla soft serve atop shave ice for the ultimate experience. 2310 Kuhio Ave., matchacafe-maiko.com/eng.

Henry’s Place

A hole-in-the-wall just large enough for a refrigerator and cashier, Henry’s Place is known for its Styrofoam cups filled with sorbets and ice creams in wild flavors. Guava ice cream or pineapple-mango sorbet, anyone? 234 Beach Walk.

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Duke's famous hula pie is big enough to share... but whether you'll want to is up to you.

Hula Pie

Duke’s Waikiki’s signature dessert, the Hula Pie, is a sugary collab of macadamia nut ice cream, toasted macadamia nuts, whipped cream and a chocolate cookie crust. 2335 Kalakaua Ave., dukeswaikiki.com.

Island Vintage Shave Ice

An upgrade to the traditional syrup-soaked shave ice in a cone, Island Vintage Shave Ice tops its frosty desserts with mochi, boba and fresh fruit. Royal Hawaiian Center, 2233 Kalakaua Ave.