Hansen’s Sno-Bliz is an institution in New Orleans. What is a sno-bliz? The best version of shaved ice. It was started by Ernest and Mary Hansen in 1939. Ernest Hansen invented the first ice shaving machine and Mary created her own flavored syrups. During the summer season, the store is open 1-7pm, rain or shine.
We took the cable car all the way to the Garden District and walked and it was a worthwhile. There really is not much in the area, but Hansen’s is next to a bookstore to seek protection from the rain. After our treats, we took a cab home.
Toppings for the sno-bliz include Cherry, Condensed Milk, Crushed Pineapple, Crushed Strawberries, Ice Cream, Marshmallow, Whipped Cream
The cream of Chocolate and Cream of Strawberry reminded me of a light napolean ice cream.
Cream of chocolate