Have you ever heard of the Hula Pie? If you haven’t we’d be surprised. This is one dessert people go crazy for when on Maui. Created at Kimo’s circa 1977, Kimo’s Original Hula Pie can now be found at all T S Restaurants. The four on Maui are Hula Grill Ka’anapali, Leilani’s on the Beach, Duke’s Beach House and of course Kimo’s. The Hula pie is an enormous slice of macadamia nut vanilla ice cream on an Oreo cookie crust with a fudge shell and topped with hot fudge, toasted macadamia nuts, and a whipped cream skirt. And though it’s possible to eat this all by yourself, we recommend you bring a friend and share the Aloha.
Aside from Hula Pie, Hula Grill is also known for their Baked Hawaii which utilized fresh Maui Gold Pineapple. The pineapple is baked inside the pineapple upside down cake, with a fresh sliced pineapple garnish. The cake is topped with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and a toasted marshmallow crown on a bed of rum caramel sauce. This dessert is perfect for two to share.
Another dessert they feature is the Pono Pie. For those with dairy and gluten allergies, this is the dessert for you. It’s gluten free and dairy free with no refined sugar, but all the flavor the comes with it. The main ingredient is Ulu (Hawaiian breadfruit), which when prepared as it is, imitates the creamy and custardy texture of a cheesecake. The flavors they offer change based on what flavor combinations are trending on island. This dessert is made for one but can easily be shared for a light indulgence.
For their full dessert list click the link and go to the dessert tab.