Shaved Ice

Shaved ice – usually written as shave ice – is similar to a Sno Cone, but the ice itself is fluffy rather than chopped. Its consistency allows it to fully sop up whatever flavors are applied, delivering such intense refreshment that brain freeze is a near-certain side effect. With historical antecedents in Asia and in Hawaii, shave ice always had been a time-consuming product to make, requiring that the ice actually be shaved from a block with knives. That changed in 1934 when Ernest Hansen of New Orleans invented a machine that shaves ice. Five years later he opened Hansen’s Snow-Bliz, where homemade tropical syrups were applied to the ice in layers. Now run by Hansen’s granddaughter, the little shop continues to set the gold standard, offering shave ice with such special flavors as cream of peach and cream of coffee, tart satsuma and limeade, as well as luxury toppings that include condensed milk, marshmallow, crushed pineapple, and whipped cream.

Restaurants With This Dish



Tobi’s Shave Ice


McDuffy’s - Shaved Ice


Gus’ Shave Ice


Grilled grouper steak sits atop roasted turnips in a golden pool of saffron-citrus butter
Frog Hollow Tavern


Tasty Chicken & Banh Mi



What do you think of Shaved Ice?

Latest Articles & Guides

Lobster roll
6 best restaurants in New England

Looking for some stops along your Road trip  Check out our picks for the 6 best restaurants...

Clam Shack - Lobster Roll
14 Best Lobster Rolls in New England

Bad lobster rolls are easy to come by  We've done the research and have found the best...

Best Affordable Eats Along Sedona’s Red Rock Drive

Scenic Driving and Good Eating Rising an average of an inch every 60 to 80 years, the...

Road trip | Seattle to Yakima Washington

Road Trip Overview A road trip over the Cascades through Snoqualmie Pass leads not only to a...

America’s Byways: Road trip through the Florida Keys

Road trip through the Florida Keys Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico...

The Best Hidden Gem Restaurants of Boston | Roadfood Bests

Best Hidden Gem Restaurants in Boston Tradition-bound and cutting edge, Boston has...


Connect with us #Roadfood