From traditional Hawaiian shave ice to Asian frozen delicacies, these spots transform something basic–ice–into sweet creations that will exceed your wildest dessert dreams. Read on for the best places around the Sound to find authentic shave ice.MoreLess
Traditionally known as patbingsu or bingoo, this Korean delicacy is a shaved-ice dessert with sweet toppings, usually featuring chopped fruit, condensed milk, fruit syrup and more. At Snowy Village, all ingredients are fresh and the “snow” is crafted with 100 percent milk. Choose from a variety of sizes and flavors. Check out the mango or strawberry bingsoo. Both desserts are bursting with layers of fruit, perfectly complementing the smooth, milky texture of the ice.
Using fresh, high-quality ingredients, LUMI specializes in Korean bingsoo, authentic, melt-in-your-mouth snow ice. LUMI aims to introduce its customers to delicious and unique flavors from around the globe. Choose from combinations like berrylicious (creamy milk snow topped with assorted fresh berries and locally-made strawberry ice cream) or caramel apple (creamy milk snow topped with sweet and tangy caramelized apples and locally-made vanilla ice cream).
If smooth and creamy is what you’re craving, Cafe O'Dessert’s Hong Kong-style snow shave ice is what you need. Nestled among stores and restaurants on The Ave in the University District, Cafe O'Dessert offers many flavor choices so you can customize your treat. From mango to blueberry, coconut to green tea, you choose the flavor (or flavors) and then top with their selection of fresh fruit, mochi and more.
Poke bowls might be the headliner at goPoke, but don’t miss their shave ice that is out of this world! Choose from a regular size with up to three flavors or supersize your sweet snack and order a Snow Cap. This jumbo dessert takes your basic shave ice and adds ice cream, sweetened condensed milk and Li Hing Mui (a salty, sweet, and sour plum powder that is sprinkled on top).