A snow cone (or sno cone. Spanish: raspado) is a dessert item usually made of crushed or shaved ice, flavored with brightly colored
sugary syrup, usually fruit-flavored. Variations include the "stuffed" snow cone, which has a layer of soft-serve vanilla ice creaminside. Some are served with a spoon, and some are eaten with the hands like an ice cream cone.
Samuel Bertof Dallas sold shaved ice at the State Fair of Texasin 1919, and he invented a snow cone-making machine in 1920. Bert was a fixture at the State Fair, selling his snow cones there (and selling his machines world-wide) until his death in 1984. [ [http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/texas/entry/snow_cone/ Texas, The Lone Star State: Snow Cone ] ]
In 1934, inventor
Ernest Hansenpatented the first known "ice block shaver" in New Orleans, Louisiana. [ [http://www.epopcorn.com/hiofsnco.html "History of Snow Cones"] page of [http://www.epopcorn.com/ ePopcorn.com] .] He was inspired to create a more refined and hygienic version of the popular Italian icesold from push-carts in the city. His wife Mary created many flavors of fresh syrups to flavor his finely shaved artificial "snow". "Snowballs" have been popular in New Orleans ever since. Hansen continued work at the original Hansen's Sno-Blizin Uptown New Orleanson Tchoupitoulas Street through 2005, although his granddaughter, Ashley Hansen, has taken over much of the workload. Mrs. Hansen died in late 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrinaand Mr. Hansen died in March 2006.
Usually, the snow cones are sold at
stadiums and coliseums, and by ice cream vans or by car peddlers at parks. In New Orleans, there are "snowball stands" located in neighborhoods throughout the city, as well as the surrounding areas.
Snow cones are crushed either by hand or with specialized ice-crushing machines.
The snow cone is not an Icee.
In 1979 a popular children's toy was introduced called the
SnoopySnow Cone Machine that allowed kids to make a snow cone at home. Ice cubes were placed in a plastic machine shaped like Snoopy's doghouse. A hand-crank was used to make the shaved ice. The snow cone was flavored with syrup made from Flavor-Aid and dispensed from a dispenser that was shaped like Snoopy. It came with a plastic shovel and paper cups to put the snow cone in that are very similar to how one serves Italian Ice. This product is still sold today.
Flavored, syruped ice confections are popular around the world. The main differences among them are the available flavors, and whether the ice is ground or grated to a gravelly texture or shaved to a fine snow consistency. In the
United States, snow cones are produced mostly as a ball-shaped treat. In Baltimoreand New Orleans, they are called snowballs instead of snow cones."Cold Comfort: On the Cultural Significance of the Snowball in Baltimore". "The City Paper", (1996-09-18). [http://www.citypaper.com/bob/story.asp?id=8153] .]
Cubaand many Cuban neighborhoods, they are known as "granizados," after the Spanish word granizofor hailstones. In Miamineighborhoods, they are often sold in conjunction with other frozen confections in ice cream trucks and stands throughout the city. A classic Cuban flavoring for granizados is anise, made from extracts of the star anise spice. In Puerto Ricoand many Puerto Rican neighborhoods, they are named "Piragua", because they are made in pyramidshapes and "agua" means waterin Spanish. Most Puerto Rican snow cone vendors use street snow cone carts instead of fixed stands or kiosks. During the summer months in Puerto Rican neighborhoods, especially in New Yorkand Philadelphia, "piragua" carts are often found on the streets and attract many customers. In Hawaii, "shave ice" is similar to snow cones, and is sold in cone-shaped paper cups. "Rainbow," a popular flavor, consists of three different colors of syrup chosen usually for their color rather than their taste compatibility. The ice is often shaved more finely than with other snow cones so that the syrup colors are retained longer, providing for a better presentation. Commonly, a scoop of vanilla ice cream is first added to the bottom of the cup, and is capped with condensed milk.
Mexicoand south Texas, a finely shaved and syruped ice is called a "raspa", or "raspado". "Raspar" is Spanish for "scrape"; hence "raspado" means, roughly, "scraped ice." Raspas come in a wide range of fruit flavors and classic Mexican flavors, such as leche (sweetened milk with cinnamon), picocito (lemon and chili powder), chamoy(fruits and chili sauce), cucumber, guanabana, guava, pistachio, tamarind, among others. In most areas of Texas they are called Shaved Ice.
Lebanon, snowcones (المخروط الثلج) are widely known for their religious purposes in Maronite Catholicism. They are served to children entering their teenage years, prior to their confirmation in the Church. This practice dates back to the early 1960's, and was first began by Father Francis Ephrem Boustany, a priest in Bkerke, Lebanon. Today, snowcones are not limited to the Church. They are a popular summertime treat among both Maronites and Muslims.
Colombiait is known as "raspado" or "raspao", literally meaning scraped. It is usually made from crushed ice and fruit syrup topped with condensed milk. When these ingredients are combined with fresh fruit it is called cholado.
Dominican Republicand many Dominican neighborhoods, snow cones are called "frío frío". "Frío" is the word for "cold" and is thus named for the cold chills one gets while eating it.
ice kachangserved in Malaysiaand Singaporeis another form of shaved ice. Ice kachang originally was served with red beans but now includes various fruits and other sweet toppings.
Snow cones are sometimes confused with "
Italian ices" or "water ices", but some water ice lovers distinguish between the two: snow cones are generally flavored after production, at the point of sale, whereas water ices are flavored as the ice is made. In Japan they are known as Kakigori.
Peruthey are known as "cremolada" and in some parts of the country as "raspadilla".
In Venezuela they are called Cepillados and are topped with condensed milk.
In South Asia, snow cones are enjoyed as a low-cost summer treat, often shaved by hand and served on a stick or a cup. In
Pakistanit is often referred to as 'Gola' (Urdu: ﮔﻮﻟ) and in Indiaas as 'Juski'.
There are differences between a New Orleans "Snowball" and a "Snow Cone." A Snow Cone consists of hard, crunchy, grated ice and moderate amounts of syrup. Snowballs are made from shaved ice the consistency of snow, with much more syrup, and are eaten with a straw or a spoon.
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*Ice Cream in the middle
*Condensed milk on top
*Chocolate syrup on top
*Marshmallow on top
*Frozen juices mixed in
Italian ice- Water ice
Snow cream- A cream or snow and dairy based dessert
Kakigori- Japanese shaved ice dessert
Patbingsu- Korean shaved ice dessert
* Piragua -
Puerto Ricanfrozen treat.
Halo halo- Filipino shaved ice dessert
Slush (beverage)- A shaved ice drink
Slurpee/ Slush Puppie- Brand name slushes
Snow- Type of precipitation
If you love shaved Ice....you have got to try this place. Awesome business opportunity as well.
* [http://www.citypaper.com/bob/story.asp?id=8153 Baltimore's history of the snowball]
* [http://x-entertainment.com/articles/0786/ Snoopy Snow Cone Machine]
Instructions with photos on how to use a snow cone machine:
* [http://www.jarcoindustries.com/snow-cone-how-to.htm Snow Cone Machine]
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snow cone — n AmE crushed ice with a coloured sweet liquid poured over it, served in a ↑cone shaped paper cup … Dictionary of contemporary English
snow cone — snow ,cone noun count a sweet food that consists of a lump of flavored ice that you hold in a paper CONE … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
snow cone — ☆ snow cone n. a confection consisting of crushed ice and a flavored syrup, served in a paper cone … English World dictionary
snow cone — snow′ cone n. coo a paper cup filled with crushed ice over which flavored syrup has been poured • Etymology: 1960–65 … From formal English to slang
snow cone — noun : snowball 1b * * * a paper cup with shaved or crushed ice over which flavored syrup has been poured. [1960 65] * * * snow cone noun (N American) A confection consisting of a paper cone filled with crushed ice flavoured with a syrup • • •… … Useful english dictionary
snow cone — or sno cone noun Date: 1964 granular ice molded into a ball and flavored with a syrup … New Collegiate Dictionary
snow cone — noun A confection consisting of crushed ice covered with flavored syrup or fruit juice, usually served in a paper cone or a plastic glass. Syn: snowball … Wiktionary
snow cone — (also sno cone) noun N. Amer. & W. Indian a paper cup of crushed ice flavoured with fruit syrup … English new terms dictionary
snow cone — a paper cup with shaved or crushed ice over which flavored syrup has been poured. [1960 65] * * * … Universalium
snow cone — /ˈsnoʊ koʊn/ (say snoh kohn) noun 1. a type of frozen dessert made of shaved ice topped with a brightly coloured fruit flavoured sugary syrup. 2. Colloquial a type of pipe through which powder amphetamines can be smoked. Also, snowcone … Australian English dictionary