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The Rise of Shaved Ice

How a nifty little machine saved my sanity from the scorching heat.

Anna Vu


September 10, 2013 - 3:00 pm
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Shaved ice is all the rage right now, and a quick search on Yelp will bring up over 2,000 results for Los Angeles alone, many touting traditional flavors such as tropical punch and watermelon, while others go the more adventurous route with taro, bean, and condensed milk combinations. This whimsical treat, once an afterthought on the menus of ice cream trucks and beachside vendors, is getting a stylish revamp, making it trendy and hip again to gaggle-foodies looking to try new things.

With the mercury still scheduled to hover close to 100 degrees despite the commencement of September, I feel it is my civic duty to tell you how to make your own shaved ice at home. That’s where the Electric Shaved Ice Machine by Hawaiian Shaved Ice comes in. This wonderful little appliance lets you bring this summer staple into your regular frozen-treat repertoire.

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QuantumSam is 100% correct, in Hawaii it is referred to as SHAVE ice, not SHAVED ice.
49 weeks ago
49 weeks ago Link To Comment
Again, that's ignorance speaking. It's not ice made of something called "shave". That could correctly be called, "shave ice".

It's ice that has been shaved. Like tea that has been iced. The correct term is iced tea, the correct term is shaved ice.

Ignorance does not become correct merely by achieving a certain critical mass.

Quoting Wikipedia is the intellectual equivalent of, "Oh,YEAH?? SEZ YOU!"

49 weeks ago
49 weeks ago Link To Comment
If it's "authentic Hawaiiian" then it's properly called "Shave Ice"
49 weeks ago
49 weeks ago Link To Comment
No it's not. That's ignorance speaking.
49 weeks ago
49 weeks ago Link To Comment
Ah, yes, shaved ice. We used to call them sno-cones, and I'm pretty sure the syrup that was ladled on them wouldn't have delighted any nutritionist, but we didn't care.

By the way, thank you for calling it, correctly, shaved ice, instead of the wretched, "shave ice" that is sometimes seen.
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