Ube Ice Cream and Shake

Ube is a sweet purple yam that comes from the Philippines and many other parts of the Asian region. It has a hint of coconut and vanilla-like taste making it the perfect flavor for a vibrant purple ice cream or shake. Follow this recipe for a copycat version to Maui’s local restaurant Cupie’s Ube Shake.

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Sweet Liliko’i (Passion Fruit) Bars

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Lilikoi (passion fruit) bars are a very simple and easy dessert to make! The lilikoi’s sweet and tangy taste really brings out it’s flavors in this lovely treat. Along with the sweet custard is a crisp shortbread crust making these bars even more divine. Give this recipe a try and get ready to impress your ohana and friends.

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Banana Lumpia (Turon) Recipe

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Banana Lumpia is another sweet treat that was brought to Hawaii from the Philippines. It is very simple to make this but it is probably one of my most favorite treats to eat. This treat is basically a banana rolled in brown sugar, dusted with cinnamon, and wrapped tightly in a spring roll to be fried until it is golden brown.

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How to Make Okinawan Andagi

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Andagi is a sweet treat eaten during the Okinawan Festivals held on Hawaii. It is deep fried similarly to a classic doughnut. It has a crunchy golden brown exterior with a sweet and cake-like texture inside. Traditionally the andagi is made by hand dropping it in the oil, creating unique shapes and sometimes leaving that coveted tail.

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