Michael and I went to Hawaii last week. And we have to admit - it wasn't easy to maintain our diet. We DID, however, get word of a little roadside stand that sold vegan ice cream!!! I mean there's coconuts everywhere on that island - coconut ice cream seems pretty obvious! The stand was not the cleanest in the world - not even by outdoor Hawaiian food stand standards..) It was outside, so obviously had never been cleaned in all of it's existance.. which looked to be about 10 years. And the guy who served us...his hands...oh his hands...completely black from using the machete to cut the coconuts and make the spoons. This is how desperate I was for ice cream. There were about 6 flavors, but michael and I both went with mint chocolate chip and toffee coffee. We were definitely skeptical, but YUM! The black-fingerenailed man told us that Glen is actually a classically trained chef and that he even made the toffee in the toffee coffee ice cream! He dished out the ice cream into the coconut shell, and then made spoons right in front of us - it was so cool! Of course the second I got in the car, I took his spoon out and replaced it with one we had packed for a picnic :) About five minutes and a few miles later, we wished we had bought a whole case of it.
So if you ever find yourself at around mile marker 28 on your way to Hana, stop at Coconut Glens!