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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


Sleek in its design, the Hawaiian Shaved Ice Machine dismantles easily for cleaning and storing away in the colder months. But let’s not think about putting this away just yet. Not when there is so much fun to be had with it while the weather is still warm and the sun casts long lingering shadows on the hot pavement.

With a 55W motor, this little machine powerfully shaves ice into a fine powdery consistency in seconds. To operate, one simply fills the ice chamber to the brim, pops on the top, and pushes down on the button. Then magic happens: the ice is pushed down in a circular motion against a sharp blade, resulting in a delicious blank icy canvas, soft like freshly fallen snow, ready to be drenched with syrup or added to a variety of desserts.

This machine is so easy to use, my 3 year old can do it!


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QuantumSam is 100% correct, in Hawaii it is referred to as SHAVE ice, not SHAVED ice.
45 weeks ago
45 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!"

45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
If it's "authentic Hawaiiian" then it's properly called "Shave Ice"
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
No it's not. That's ignorance speaking.
45 weeks ago
45 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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