Lanai, Hawaii

For most of the world ordering dessert is a treat. It really isn’t for me.

I would rather have an appetizer or side dish. It can be disappointing when I’m having dinner with a friend and they light up as they ask me if I was to split dessert only to have me half-heartedly answer ok.

I like chocolate, but not really after a meal. Cheesecake and creme brulee are also good but I wouldn’t go out of my way to order them.

But tonight I found a really delicious dessert at the Four Season Koele. My mother insisted on having dessert and as we were on a former pineapple plantation it seemed fitting the dessert should reflect that. I have had a lot of pineapple dessert in Maui but this one really stood out. The pineapple was topped with coconut pineapple ice cream – it was amazing.

I would ask for the recipe but I know the reason the ice cream was so good is that the ingredients were fresh, I’ll never be able to recreate that and would rather stick with the memory.






  1. Carmie on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    It was so good I really didn’t want to share.

  2. John Exami on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    WTH! I would kill for that dessert send me some.

  3. Franco on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    I cant’ believe you’re not a dessert person! I have quite the sweet tooth and I want that pineapple thing! It looks gorgeously delicious.
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  4. Cathy Sweeney on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    I like desserts (especially chocolate — a lot), but hardly ever after a meal. Mid-afternoon is when I get my cravings. I’ll bet what makes this pineapple dessert so good is enjoying it in such a wonderful place.
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  5. Candice on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    Not a dessert person?! Gasp!! If we ever get to dine together on a press trip, you can have my app and I’ll take your dessert. Hahaha

  6. Christy @ Technosyncratic on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a pineapple dessert before (I usually stick with chocolate). But coconut pineapple ice cream actually sounds really good…
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  7. Lauren on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    This looks delicious and almost sounds light more than decadent. I am a complete dessert person – I eat it almost every single night and have done so since I was a child. Sometimes it’s just nuts and some raisins and other times it’s ice cream for five straight nights.
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  8. Sylver Blaque on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    So nice to meet another not-really-a-desert-person. (Though, creme brûlée is not something I’ve ever declined). Sweet post!
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  9. Dani on the June 8, 2012 remarked #

    You’re not a dessert person?? Oh wow! I cannot go a single day without a dessert or something sweet :D I think I would have loved that pineapple dessert, looks delicious!
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  10. Stephanie - The Travel Chica on the June 9, 2012 remarked #

    What is the thing on top of the dessert that looks like a straw?

    I have always enjoyed dessert but was good about not indulging too much. But since there are so few good desserts in Latin America, I am probably going to indulge way too much when I get home.
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  11. Ali on the June 11, 2012 remarked #

    I’m very picky about desserts. Simple ice cream, good chocolate cake, no whip cream on anything, that’s about it. This looks really delicious though!
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  12. Micamyx|Senyorita on the June 11, 2012 remarked #

    I am not much of a dessert person too after a meal. I’d rather drink hot coffee afterwards but hey, that looks delicious!
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  13. Lisa on the June 12, 2012 remarked #

    There is something special about fresh, local ingredients. I would love the coconut pineapple ice cream.
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  14. Vicky on the June 13, 2012 remarked #

    I too like you am not a dessert person and would always much rather have an extra helping of the savory dish than save room for dessert. So this dessert really must have been amazing for a non sweets lover to be raving about it! I must admit fresh coconut pineapple ice cream does sound pretty good….
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  15. Nigel on the June 14, 2012 remarked #

    Ayngelina, how can you not be a desert person, that is the FINALE of any perfect meal.
    Cheesecake and creme brulee plus pineapple desert, hello heaven!!

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