Rolling up in their meter maid truck, Ice Ice Shavie debuted in June just in time for SoCal’s hot summer. Who doesn’t love a cute penguin with V.I.P. bling? Elizabeth Wilten and Damian Windsor (an honored mixologist) came up with a new twist to authentic shaved ice from Hawaii. Instead of using the artificially flavored syrups, they use organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs to make it healthy with a little play on alcoholic beverage recipes. Sounds weird, but you have to taste it to understand their “madness” and how surprisingly great these concoctions are.
Let’s talk about da flava! The Tea Sandwich is cucumber, sugar, salt, and pepper. The only way to describe this is a spa-day in a cup. The combo sounds weird for shaved ice, but it is so good. The cucumber flavor is refreshing and reminds me of the cool cucumber slices that you get at a spa for your eyes. The salt and pepper enhance your senses and brings the flavor to another level. This is my favorite! Thumbs up!
VW is elderberry flower, vanilla, and grapefruit. This has a very light and refreshing flavor. The vanilla relaxes the senses and then the grapefruit picks you right back up again. It is a well-balanced ying-yang experience for the taste buds. Thumbs up!
Hammer Thyme is strawberry, mint, and thyme. Ask for a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk for a creamy flavor and to also give you a taste of what shaved ice with ice cream is like when you get one in Hawaii. The strawberry flavor is just amazing just like you’re biting into a fresh, juicy strawberry. The mint adds a relaxation vibe, but then the thyme perks you up. Thumbs up!
If the heat is getting to you, check out the Ice Ice Shavie truck. You’ll be as cool as their penguin!
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
- Sundays – Studio City Farmers Market, http://www.studiocityfarmersmarket.com/HOME.html
- Saturday, August 20, 2011 – ION Poolside at the J.W. Marriott in Downtown LA., http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxjw-jw-marriott-hotel-los-angeles-at-la-live/
- Monday, October 3, 2011 – CHOC Walk at Disneyland in Anaheim, http://www.chocwalk.net/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=478689
- Thursday, October 6, 2011 – Inside Disney’s California Adventure at the Hollywood gateway.
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