The north shore of Oahu is world famous for world-class surfing, beautiful beaches and majestic waterfalls. In addition to these unique accolades, the north shore (also referred to as "the country") has made a name for itself through the creation of a certain cold, refreshing treat that makes for a great way to cool down on a hot, tropical Hawaiian day. This treat is known locally as Hawaiian "shave ice". Not to be confused with a snow cone, Hawaii shave ice is a unique blend of perfectly shaved ice and sweet flavors that have been perfected over generations. The fluffy ice combined with local favorites like Mango, Pineapple, Coconut and Guava are what make the small village of Haleiwa a must see on your tour of the island of Oahu. Our recommendations for Hawaiian shave ice in Haleiwa are The Aloha General Store and Matsumoto's. The Aloha General Store adds a new twist to their shave ice by giving an option for a scoop of Dave's Homemade Ice Cream at the bottom of your shave ice. The PTH team highly recommends Dave's Ice Cream. It is made locally with natural ingredients and makes that final bite of Hawaiian shave ice truly unforgettable!!