Big Kahuna Freeze: Kihei Caffe shares recipe for summer’s favorite drink

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Coffee and chocolate lovers, this one is for you! There’s nothing like sipping on a cold drink during the summertime, and Kihei Caffe on Maui is sharing its recipe for the Big Kahuna Freeze! HI Now host Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are in the kitchen ready to show you how easy it is to make.

Kihei Caffe serves up some of the best breakfast on Maui, and the restaurant is serving up a whole menu of local grinds full of aloha. It first opened it’s doors in the Kalama Park Village Shopping Center in 1998. Today, it’s located on the south shore of Maui, capturing the ever laid back essence of Kihei Town. Its motto is simple: “Eat, talk, share, and eat some more!”


Recipe: Big Kahuna Freeze


18 oz Ice cubes

1/4 c Ghiardelli Frappe Powder Chocolate

2Tbsp Ghiardelli Chocolate Syrup

1Tbsp ground esspresso

1/4 c Iced Toddy or cold espresso

1/4 c either Heavy whipping cream, half and half, milk, or Non Dairy option – the caffe uses liquid ice cream



Throw it all in a blender and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!


If you’re on Maui, be sure to grab some take out for your next meal! You can even order online and have your meal delivered right to your door. Kihei Caffe also began welcoming back guests for dine in services in early June, implementing all required health and social distancing rules to help diners enjoy their meal with peace of mind.

Can’t visit or order take out right now? You can still support Kihei Caffe by buying gift cards to use later! Get a free coffee of the day when you buy $50 or more!


Kihei Caffe

1945 S Kihei Road

Kihei, HI 96753


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