Shave ice is NOT the same as a snow cone. Shave ice is a light as snow ice treat covered in unique fruity flavors and topped with sweetened condensed milk. It's also very traditional to add a scoop of ice cream to the bottom of the cup before shaving the ice on top of it. It's a super delicious treat which can be found on the Hawaiian islands and now, right here, in Knoxville, TN.
Our syrups are made locally in Hawaii using the very best ingredients and we only use ultra filtered RO water to make our blocks of ice that we shave fresh when you order. The results are undeniably superb.
Why do you call it “shave ice” and not “shaved ice”? Great question. First, it’s believed this treat originated in China, possibly as early at the 7th century and was brought to Hawai’i by Japanese immigrants. It differs from a snow cone in that the texture is "snowlike" versus being more like crushed ice. On some parts of the Hawaiian islands you’ll even find it called “Japanese style”, especially when ice cream, azuki/adzuki beans and a snow cap are combined to make it a one of a kind treat. Ultimately, you’ll never find a “shaved ice” shack in Hawaii. It will always be spelled “shave ice” and so to honor that tradition, we chose to spell it without the “d”.
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A note from Kiki
After traveling to the Hawaiian islands many times in the last few years, I've come to love everything about them. There's a true sense of Aloha in everyone you meet there and their shave ice treats are second to none. My hope is to recreate some of that Aloha in every shave ice we serve."