Papalani Gelato® Products

Organic and GMO Free Sorbetto now available!

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We are pleased to announce our newest addition to our line of authentic handmade gelato. Currently available at our Hawaii locations. Coming to Florida soon.




Marck Shipley


Papalani Gelato Franchise Operating Company, LLC







Lawai, Hawaii — Nov. 7, 2014 — National gelato company Papalani Gelato Franchise Operating Company, LLC is pleased to announce the release of a new organic sorbet product.


Papalani Gelato®, the first national gelato brand to offer organic products free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is releasing a new line of organic sorbetto. Sorbetto is a dairy-free, gluten-free, GMO-free and vegan dessert made only with real fruit and wholesome natural ingredients. Our sorbettos are dairy free, gluten free, and full of flavor.


Smooth, silky and soft, sorbetto contains very little air, which gives it a dense, creamy, “ice-free” consistency. Papalani Gelato’s® sorbetto is available in a variety of delicious flavors, including banana, chocolate banana, pineapple, mango, strawberry, dark chocolate, papaya and several others. You can see all the flavors offered of organic and conventional flavors at Our Sorbetto Page.


“We are proud to be one the first national frozen dessert companies to introduce a line of organic frozen desserts,” said Marck Shipley, CEO for Papalani Gelato®. “Consumers today are demanding healthier alternatives, including natural and organic and non GMO products. We worked hard to create a line of products that is as healthy and wholesome as it is delicious.”


In addition to creating a line of frozen desserts that is organic and free of GMOs, Papalani Gelato® adheres to environmentally sustainable business practices and community involvement. They make sure the ingredients in their products are sound, seasonally produced and locally sourced whenever possible to reduce transportation and fuel costs as well as to support the Kauai and Hawaii economy.


About Papalani Gelato®

Papalani Gelato Franchising Company is a family-owned and operated franchisor of handmade Hawaiian style gelato, coffee, and chocolate shops. They are dedicated to sharing their hand-crafted, artisanal, Hawaiian-inspired gelato, coffees, and chocolates throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond. Customers rave that Papalani has the best gelato and chocolate in the nation.


Papalani Gelato® is committed to growing the market for artisan-made products, improving the health of consumers by creating and marketing products that satisfy the desire for sweet and creamy frozen treats in a healthful manner, and supporting the economic development of communities. They accomplish these things in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. Papalani offers opportunities for small business ownership across the country. They currently have locations in Hawaii and Florida. For details about franchising opportunities, go to Our Gelato Franchise Page.


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Pumpkin Spice Breeze is back!

It’s Autumn and Time for one of our Favorites!

A favorite everywhere.

Autum Breeze

Made using 100% pure Pumpkin and our special spice mixture.

My mom made a great Pumpkin Pie. Full of flavor, lots of spices, and a perfect way to end any meal. We love Pumpkin Pie so much! This drink is full of spices, pure pumpkin blended with cold milk. We use spices like cinnamon, nutmeg,  and clove.   Our Pumpkin Spice Breeze is back! Stop on by and celebrate the season!

Hawaii Style Lemonade for the Summer

It’s Summer in Hawaii!

Time for a refreshing tropical treat. 

Lemonade Hawaii Style!

Fresh, refreshing, and full of the flavors of Hawaii!


Lemonade reminds us all of summer.  Summer in Hawaii is amazing. The colors are bright and intense. The tradewinds refreshing and appreciated.  Summer here inspired us to create a special Hawaiian version of lemonade for you to enjoy. Made from fresh squeezed lemon juice, pink guava (a beautiful summer fruit), and lots of strawberries, blended together to create a sweet, tangy, refreshing, and very Hawaiian version of a classic. Available at our Popiu store but only for a limited time.

Healthy Chocolate – There is such a thing and we have it in both our stores!

We are always on the lookout for new products for our stores. We will not put just any product on our shelves however. We have very high standards for taste, ingredients, and each product we select has to have some unique or special characteristics. The products we feature in our store have to be all natural, no preservatives or additives, and most importantly, must taste wonderful. We are proud to introduce our newest retail product.
Living Goodies

Living Goodies is a Kauai based family owned and operated company. They purchase cacao from some of the finest growers in the world, including Hawaii, and stone-grind it with whole coconut meat, not powder or milk, ensuring their chocolates are full flavor and thanks to the use of Coconut Crystals as their sweetener, are healthy and even low carb. Their chocolates contain no cane sugar. a nutritional richness.

According to the Philippine Coconut Authority, The Glycemic Index of coconut sugar is 35 and is classified as a low glycemic index food which means it can be eaten by those who need to watch their blood sugar levels. Besides the possible benefits related to their products not containing refined sugar, they also are Vegan friendly, and delicious. One of the best chocolates we have tried recently. Even if you do not care about sugar levels or Vegan friendly products, you should try these bars. They are flavorful with a wonderful creamy mouth feel. Made with organic, fair trade, and all natural ingredients, these are for chocolate lovers and their friends!.

Introducing our Fit Freezes!

We are always looking for ways to provide our customers with different options for enjoying creamy cool desserts and drink options. We offer dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, and other healthier options for our customers. At our Anchor Cove location on Poipu and in all our franchise units, we offer Fit Freezes. These drinks contain at least 20g protein, 130 calories, and 2 grams of sugar or less.

New, Healthy, Refreshing and Delicious

Skinny Lattes! These are outrageously delicious cafe style protein drinks designed to keep you full and fully charged to take on the day. We offer caramel, espresso, chocolate, and vanilla bean flavors. These drinks combine the energy from caffeine and all of the health benefits of a gourmet protein beverage. These are excellent meal replacements offering a wonderful, long-lasting, protein-boosting beverage that you can drink in place of a breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack.

Made from Calcium Caseinate which breaks down slowly, it provides a sustained release of amino acids to help you stay fuller longer.

A 16 oz of Fit Freeze has:
At Least 20 g Protein
130 Calories
2 g Sugar or Less
3.5 g Fat
5 g Fiber
100 – 200mg caffeine (Chocolate and Vanilla has zero caffeine)
19 Vitamins & Minerals
4-6 g Net Carbs
Gluten Free

We offer the choice to use nonfat or soy milk instead of water to create a slightly creamier option to enjoy. You can also add shots of espresso to boost the flavor as well. Make it your way!

Freshly baked pastries and Hawaiian Coffees

Our new Anchor Cove location features a full coffee bar. Each day we feature a unique coffee grown, harvested, and roasted within the state of Hawaii. We feature coffees from each island available by the cup or to purchase by the bag. We have a full range of espresso drinks, freshly brewed coffees, tropical teas, and frozen blended drinks.

Freshly Baked Pastries

Our locally baked products are ready for you to enjoy.

We also feature freshly baked muffins, scones, cookies, gluten free coffee cakes, and more. These pastries are made locally with Aloha by Passion Bakery which we feel is the best bakery on Kauai. All natural and organic ingredients as well as local fruits and other ingredients are used to make these wonderful creations. We feature savory and sweet options. We also have two types of oatmeal for a healthier option for breakfast.

Fresh Basil Gelato and how we end up deciding on new flavors!

Fresh Kauai Grown Basil Gelato

Basil Gelato made from Kauai Grown Fresh Basil

We love what we do. To say we have a passion for gelato and chocolate really does not describe how much we love what we do. For the past 10 years gelato and chocolates has been at the center of our lives in many ways. One of the ways we think we are different than other places on Kauai is our emphasis on local flavors. Not just adding some coffee and macadamia nuts to a flavor, but finding ways to showcase many different ingredients found on Kauai. Sometimes the inspiration comes when we are shopping at one of the Sunshine Markets on Kauai. We have over 300 flavors in our recipe book right now and it constantly is being added to. Many times customers will ask us what inspired us to make a specific flavor. The truth is we have many sources of inspiration. Sometimes, like with our newest flavor, the inspiration comes from a local grower who brings to us something from their garden or farm. They just come in and say, hey, have you ever made anything with Jackfruit or Starfruit, or whatever they may have growing at that moment.

How to Make Chocolates at Home

Part One of our Series: Homemade Chocolate is the Best Chocolate

We love chocolate. I mean really love chocolate. In our store, we make chocolates on a regular basis and we try to find unique flavor combinations and ingredients to combine into something wonderful. Not all of our attempts of course succeed, but with each attempt we learn something that allows us to make our next experiment succeed. Failure in the kitchen can be as informative and educational as each success.

What we plan to do over the next few months is provide a basic primer and introduction into chocolate making that we hope will allow you to experiment and enjoy the process of working with the “Food of the Gods”.
Our first post is all about choosing what chocolate to use. The first and most important part of making any food product is choosing the right ingredients. This is especially true when working with chocolate as not all chocolates have the same quality, flavor profile, and can be used for all applications of chocolate making. Here are some tips or suggestions for how to choose chocolate to use at home.

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows and our Smores – A family Affair

Sometimes our families influence us in surprising and unexpected ways. Lauren’s mom, Arlene was a big time foodie before the Food Channel was established and the term celebrity was combined with chef. She took cooking classes, read tons of cook books, and had a wall in one of her bedrooms dedicated to her cookbook collection. Each growing season, she turned her backyard into a clinic on tomato growing and was even featured in the LA Times at one point due to her special way of growing tomatoes. She loved food so much. She would call companies to tell them how much she enjoyed some new food product she had tried. Her passion was good food and she enjoyed cooking, eating, and talking about food.

Arlene passed away a few years ago. Lauren and I inherited a small acrylic file container full of index cards with her special recipes, her favorites, and things she loved. These were Arlene’s secrets and favorite recipes for many things, some Lauren could not recall her ever making. Arlene passed away while we lived in Canada when we were just starting to think about moving to Kauai to start our gelato and chocolates shop. We were so busy with planning the move and the opening of our new store on Kauai, we never really looked through the dozens of recipes.

Butter Rum Caramel Honu

A Delicious New Kauai Product

We love the combination of caramel and chocolate. Caramel is one of our favorite items to make as well. We love the simple and all natural ingredients, the method for cooking the caramel and the flavors and aroma that comes from inside the kitchen as it is being cooked.

"Honus on the loose"

Honus on the Loose!

One of the most popular sea creatures in Hawaii is our sea turtles. Called Honus, they are one of the most enduring and talked about symbols of our islands. When on the beach, very few things seem to generate as much excitement as when someone spots a Honu moving around a bay. They are beautiful and peaceful creatures.

We have started to make, by hand, our special version of the popular chocolate turtles. Our version, called Honu, is made with our own butter rum caramel, Hawaiian grown Macadamia nuts, and our exclusive blend of dark or milk chocolate. Since we always use local ingredients first, the butter rum Caramel is made using rum produced by the Koloa Rum Company.

Madam Pele’s Hot Chocolate Recipe

Madam Pele

You may not think about Hot Chocolate and Hawaii in the same thought. After all, we live in a warm sunny climate in which very few days invoke the need to warm from the inside. Still, we grow chocolate in Hawaii, and we are the home of the fiery goddess, Madam Pele. We can not think of a better way to warm up and call upon the spirit of Madam Pele then to blend Hawaiian grown chocolate with the right mix of heat. Our tribute to the Fire Goddess! We also think espresso and chocolate go together like Hawaii and rainbows. We recommend Kona coffee but you can use any good dark espresso blend you prefer.

Is Chocolate Really Good for You?

More and more research studies are finding links between chocolate and various health related benefits. Customers visiting our chocolate shop ask about healthy chocolate often, but seem to be confused about what type of chocolate may have some health benefits, and many do not understand or even believe chocolate may be good for you. We all know chocolate makes us feel good and smile and brings on a sense of happiness and contentment. Chocolate is good for you if you choose the right type of chocolate and eat the proper amount.

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