Remember the crunchy snow cones that you had as a kid? The ones that instantly fell apart when you took your first bite? Unlike snow cones, shave ice is fluffy, compact and is a completely different experience full of texture and flavor. Shaved ice is the perfect cool treat to enjoy this summer.
Brian’s Shave Ice
11301 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Attention Dole Whip fans! You no longer have to visit Disneyland to get your Dole Whip fix. Brian’s Shave Ice offers it as a filling! This authentic Hawaiian-style shave ice is refreshing with tons of tropical syrups to choose from. Fans of Brian’s have four steps. Step 1: select from three sizes (mini, regular or large). Step 2: select your filling. Step 3: choose from more than 36 flavors direct from Hawaii. The last step is to choose your topping. Two people can easily share a regular, as it’s gigantic. Brian’s also offers sugar-free flavors, as well as Boba drinks. Brian’s Shave Ice has stores in both West Los Angeles and Tarzana.
500 N Atlantic Blvd #153
Monterey Park, CA 91754
346 W Huntington Dr
Monrovia, CA 91016
Fluff Ice describes their yummy treat as shaved ice with a twist. Their non-traditional Taiwanese shave ice starts off as a large cylindrical ice block infused with flavor and then shaved. The results are delicious as the soft flavor melts in your mouth. It’s like taking a bite into snowy heaven. Patrons choose from four sizes and prices include toppings such as lychee jelly, granola and egg pudding. The kiwi fluff is definitely must-try.
11311 Mississippi Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Blockheads Shavery’s delightful Hawaiian “snow cream” is a combination of shaved ice and ice cream. Their ice blocks are already flavored which gives them then a rich taste. The menu includes four regular flavors: original, green tea, strawberry and black sesame. Other flavors are rotated based on the season. Top your shaved ice with grass jelly or mint thins and chose from six different drizzles. There is only one Blockheads, which is located in the Los Angeles district of Sawtelle.
A husband-and-wife team created a mobile truck that traveled throughout LA, which led to three new stores located in Northridge and Torrance. Their version consists of finely shaved ice, creamy ice cream adorned with sweetened condensed milk. They offer a UFO-size which is perfect for the kidlets. Can’t decide on a flavor? Then choose from their Tried & True combos. Customers can suggest their favorite combination that might be featured on a secret combo menu. Also, keep an eye out for their mobile dessert truck.
Shave It Nation
Shave It flavas are natural and flown in from the islands of Hawaii. Customers can select a combo from their extensive menu or “trick it out” by adding as many flavas as they wish for a nominal fee. Shave Its only have eight calories per ounce and 0 grams of fat! Customers can also inquire about their fat free and sugar-free flavors. Visit Shave It in Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Norwalk or track down their Mobile Ice truck.
Tee Burgess and her family love all wintery treats any time of the year. Her favorite all-time flavor is blue vanilla. Visit her at www.thatsitmommy.com where she blogs about the IT things to Do, See and Play.