Known as raspados, raspas are snow cones: cups or plastic bags of shaved ice seasoned by different syrups, in some cases topped with fruit and condensed milk (raspar = to scrape). Temperature levels are currently increasing up and up, so what much better way to cool off with the light and rejuvenating sweet taste of snow cones, snow-balls, and shaved ices.
Snow cones were made with granulated crushed ice and flavoured syrups. There are shaved ices, that fluffier than snow cones and made by shearing blocks of ice into thin layers and then seasoned. The Hawaiian variation includes ice cream to the bottom.
Here are 8 Best Places To Find Raspas
1. Ice Scrapers
The Thai-style ice cream truck also provides snow-balls near the school, with unique mixes varying from Keep Austin Weird (a basket of strawberry, grape, blue raspberry, tiger’s blood, pineapple, and banana) to Longhorn (orange naturally). Go excessive by including vanilla rolled ice cream to the snow-ball.
2. Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs
The family-run company has more than 60 tastes readily available, consisting of sugar-free alternatives, all made with internal syrups. There are typical New Orleans tastes (chocolate and cream) to elegant mixes, like the Boston cream pie with custard syrup.
3. Snowy Village Dessert Cafe
The Korean dessert chain opened its very first non-California area in Austin, dispensing bingsu, a take on shaved ice made by “snow” from a white base, topped with sugary foods like cookies and fruits. There’s a 2nd out on West Parmer Lane.
4. Be More Pacific
The Filipino restaurant provides the conventional halo-halo, including shaved ice, ice cream, and garnishes for a range of textures from fresh fruit to flakes to jelly. Be More Pacific’s is made using cube ice cream from here.
5. Snow Monster
In Austin, find Taiwanese snow ice from SnoMo (previously referred to as Snow Monster), New Orleans-styled snow-balls from Sweet Caroline’s Snow Shack, traditional water ices from Jim-Jim’s Water-Ice, and a lot of others dishing out loads of sweet frozen remedy for the summertime sun. Prime snow cone season lasts till October. This upgrade includes bingsu from Bar Peached, SnoCool SnoBalls, Texas Go Freezer, and Snowbowl.
The Taiwanese-styled snow-ice at Sno Mo (née Snow Monster) comes along with included bonus offers, like red beans and tapioca. Go extra-indulgent with the snow waffle.
6. Sugary food Caroline’s Snow Shack
The snow-balls at all three areas of the New Orleans-styled truck, where whatever is sourced from the Bayou City, are more beautiful than the routine snow cone, but just as excellent. The unique mixes with unusual names consist of the name Sweet Caroline, which is a mix of cream, strawberry, and coconut, or the Incredible Hulk, loaded with grape, pineapple, and Granny Smith apple syrups, and Nerds. The other two tracks are discovered on West Slaughter Lane and Mesa Drive.
7. Slogan Tea Cafe
Slogan Tea Cafe is a brand-new tea home in the charming Old Town Pasadena at the corner of Green Street and DeLacey Avenue. The slogan is providing a range of tea (iced and hot) and fruit beverages varying from Kyoto Uji Matcha, Japanese Genmai Tea to genuine fresh fruit tea & yoghurt.
Slogan’s difference is that it declines to utilize tea powder, corn syrup, creamer in their items. Instead, it uses loose tea leaves, pure walking cane sugar, and natural milk. Pasadena homeowners can now enjoy tea latte and dessert beverages without feeling too guilty.
8. Raspado Xpress
RaspadoXpress started in 2001 with a cart outside of El Tigre Market on Laurel Canyon and Osborne boulevard. The concept for “RaspadoXpress” started when the owner’s daddy, a primary street supplier, was offering raspados in Pacoima.
If you ask the mother, why her raspados tastes so excellent, she would state ‘Por Que Los hice con Amor’ (‘ Because it’s made with love’). If you ask why raspados tastes so high, they would state, “It’s the consistency, quality, and above all else, it is mastering a specific niche!”.
Right after the success of the street cart, they chose to take this endeavour to the next level by opening the very first raspado store in the San Fernando Valley, across the street from where the preliminary cart when stood. With twenty tastes on the menu, RaspadoXpress opened its doors to the general public in 2002.