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Vegetable shave ice?
Image: Bronson Chang

Sweet Cold Aloha

Pure aloha? What’s that taste like? With a name like Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha, this shave ice shop is setting itself some high standards. For customers, it’s the fresh, local ingredients used in their house-made syrups and toppings that keep them from journeying to the North Shore for a cold shave ice fix.

Clay and Bronson Chang use only ripe, local fruits, Waialua Estate milk chocolate, and kale and spinach from Otsuji Farm in their delicious, strange and all-natural shave ice concoctions. Starting at $3, they offer fresh fruit and ice cream for additional charge.

“Shave ice is just a vehicle for us to share and serve the community so we can spread pure aloha,” says Bronson Chang.

Try flavors such as Intensely Tangy Sweetly Sweet Lilikoi or the first of its kind, Kalespin, a mix of kale, spinach and imagination. You’ll feel the love and aloha in every soft bite.

Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha, ‘Aina Haina Shopping Center, 820 West Hind Dr. #116, 373-4111, [houseofpurealoha.com]
Have HOPA shave ice delivered to your car window! Look for their Twitter specials, then text your order, car type and arrival time to 280-6082. @UncleClays.