Talk about a memorable first date. We zipped right passed first and second base and took on third base like champs. I guess you could say it turned out to be an “orgasmic” experience…at Bubbie’s Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts, that is! Bubbie’s is known notoriously for having the raunchiest dessert names on the planet, and it’s where my boyfriend and I shared a “Multiple Orgasm” that night. A slice of ice cream cake that consists of sinfully decadent sweets: a multi-layered tiramisu and ice cream cake slice on an Oreo cookie crust. Oh em gee…a guaranteed mind-blowing, mouth-tastic experience.
An innocent-looking sign welcomes customers to some of Hawaii’s most promiscuous desserts.
Bubbie’s has two locations on Oahu; the oldest sits on the corner of University Avenue and boasts three sugary decades in business. The second spot is tucked away in the Koko Marina Shopping Center, minutes from Hanauma Bay. Together, they have served thousands of scoops of happiness to cool off an always sunny Hawaii.
When you step foot in either ice cream parlor, the first thing you’ll notice is the chalk-scribed list of desserts; a seemingly never-ending list with seemingly provocative names. “More Than a Mouthful,” “Knock Me Up on the Blower” or “Come Here Little Girl” get mixed reactions from first-time customers waiting ever-so-innocently in line. But upon closer inspection of such saccharine sweets, it all makes sense. “More Than a Mouthful…” more like a mouthful of peanut butter and fudge that’s got your lips smacking for more. And just when you were thinking, what kind of pedophiliac name is that? You realize that “Come Here Little Girl” gets its name for its Girl Scout cookie and Bailey’s Irish ice cream combo.
One dessert item that remains to be the most conservative of the bunch is the mochi ice cream. Its round, ball-like shape fits perfectly in the palm of your hands and could easily pick up a naughty nickname or two. But for now, it’s just being called mochi ice cream and has already gained worldwide fame for its unique blend of ice cream delicately wrapped with a sweetened rice flour. Oprah gave the “O” K when she featured Bubbie’s mochi ice cream in her “O” magazine several years ago, calling it “light, fresh, pretty.”
(Top) Mochi ice cream and a slice of Multiple Orgasm, please! Must be well-worth it if Oprah approves, right?
Pretty amazing, I’d say. Chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter and chocolate expresso mochi ice cream make for a very reliable chocolate trio, while those looking for something to appease the fruity taste buds can try blueberry, guava or mango mochi ice cream. With more than 20 flavors to choose from, you have to find something you like here. My all-time favorite? Chocolate peanut butter. I dieeee.
Bubbie’s has become as much a staple in Hawaii as ice cream has in some people’s diets. You can order mochi ice cream at various restaurants around Hawaii as well as from their website. Indulge. Lust. Be sinfully seductive with Bubbie.
BUBBIE’S ICE CREAM & DESSERTS
(1) Across Varsity Theater on Coyne St. • 1010 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826 • Opens Mon-Th 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12pm-1130am
(2) Koko Marina Shopping Center • 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, D103, Honolulu, HI 96825 • Opens Sun-Th 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-12am