How we made Authentic Hawaiian

We’ve been serving the taste of Aloha since 2008 with our first shave ice shack in Provo, Utah. Nine years later we have partnered with Farr’s Ice Cream and grown to over 80 locations. We’re growing from seasonal shacks, to in-line stores to bring you a taste of Hawaii all year long!

Our Story

Clint and Stefani Severson have been bringing “Island Love” back to the mainland since 2008. Inspired by the islands, the Hokulia brand was born. Our shave ice tastes so good because we literally shave the ice. It is not ground and gritty like a snow cone, but smooth and refreshing just like on the islands. And now we’ve partnered with Farr’s Ice Cream to bring you unique premium ice cream flavors and smoothies. After many years of operations, Clint and Stefani know the secrets of success and they are now sharing them with others through franchising.

Farr's Incorporates

March 25, 1920

The Farr Better Company incorporates and starts first commercial ice plant in 5 state area.

First Commercial Ice Cream Plant

March 1, 1929

Offered Vanilla, Chocolate, and strawberry in 5 cent scoops in Nat Geo's "oldest continually operating ice cream shop in America."

Hokulia Shave Ice is Born

May 1, 2009

Clint and Stefani Severson with Jeff Sadler open first Hokulia shack in Provo, UT.

Hokulia Franchising Created

August 12, 2012

A partnership blossoms with Farr's Ice Cream
to pioneer
concept and launch brand.

First 13 Units!

May 1, 2013

Our first franchisees open the first 13 units in our first season

More than 50 units!

April 14, 2015

Prepare for 3rd season with more than 50 units!


July 20, 2016

Master Lease Structured to bring Hokulia Concept on a national scale!