Shave ice is a must have treat of every Hawaiian vacation. Just ask former President Barack Obama who was known to eat the dessert during his time in the islands. He is keen on melon, cherry, and lime flavors. While it may look similar to a snow cone, the difference between shave ice and a snow cone lies in the fineness of the ice and the fresh tropical flavors.
Papaya-Lime Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Shaved Ice Natural Concentrates - 32 Oz.
Shave ice or Hawaiian shave ice is an ice-based dessert made by shaving a block of ice. While the product can resemble a snow cone, snow cones are made with crushed, rather than shaved, ice. Even though it is made with shaved ice, it is called "shave ice", not "shaved ice" in Hawaii. On the Big Island of Hawaii,it is also referred to as 'ice shave', though both terms ice shave and shave ice are used by locals.
Lychee - Natural Shave Ice Syrup - Concentrate Flavors
And while a plethora of cultures have created their own take on flavored ice, Hawai'i's variant has a unique and rich history that's as bold as any of the flavors you'll find on your favorite bowl of the frosty goodness. Unlike other forms of flavored icy treats, shave ice shave, not shaved, ice is made by literally shaving small bits of ice from a large block. In other versions, commonly known as snow cones, the ice is crushed and syrup is simply poured over - but that doesn't fly in the islands. By shaving the ice from the block—as opposed to simply crushing it—the syrups are better absorbed by the ice. The result is a fluffy, snowflake-like, melt-in-your-mouth, texture that's unrivaled in its deliciousness.
Here we make a simple flavored syrup from pureed papaya, lime juice and sugar for a sweet-tart treat to beat the heat. To make the syrup, in a bowl, combine the papaya, lime zest and juice, and 1 cup 8 oz. Toss to combine and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer the contents of the bowl to a blender and add 1 cup 8 fl.