Aloha Hula Pie. It originated at Kimo’s in Maui and has since spread to other restaurants across Hawaii. It even makes an appearance at a few restaurants like Jake’s and Sunnyside on the shore of Lake Tahoe. My family and I loved the macadamia ice cream, cookie crust, chocolate sauce slice of dessert and decided to try making our own.

So why Trader Joe’s ingredients? Because I’ve found through trial and error, Joe Joe’s cookies make a far better cookie crust paste than Oreos, and the French Vanilla Ice Cream from Trader Joe’s is unparalleled. Make it your own with how many macadamia nuts you use (or change it up with a different type), add whipped cream, splash some coffee in with your chocolate sauce—whatever feels right.

#SpoonTip: Use a springform pan for easy slicing at the end.

Hula Pie

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes (+50 minutes freeze time)
  • Servings:8-12
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate Joe Joe's
  • 1 Midnight Moo chocolate sauce
  • 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 gallon French vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Splash of coffee (optional)
Photo by Kenzie Mayer
Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 1

Gather ingredients, and take ice cream out of the freezer to let it soften.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 2

Empty two of the three rows of Joe-Joe’s into a blender or Vitamix and blend until a thick paste has been formed.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 3

Spread parchment paper into pan and cover bottom with Joe-Joe’s paste. Freeze for 10 minutes.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 4

Add 1/2 carton of softened ice cream on top of cookie crust.

#SpoonTip: Cut the ice cream carton down the sides and use a large blade knife to cut off chunks.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 5

Chop up macadamia nuts.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 6

Sprinkle half of the macadamia nuts on top of the first ice cream layer. Freeze for 10 minutes.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 7

Add another layer of ice cream to finish the container.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 8

Drizzle with chocolate sauce.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 9

Top with the rest of the macadamia nuts. Freeze for 20 minutes.

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer

Step 10

Cut, drizzle with more chocolate, and enjoy. (Whipped cream optional.)

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Photo by Kenzie Mayer