5 Best Places in Metro Phoenix for Shaved Ice
Natalie Miranda The BRM from Bahama Buck's is good and cold.
Banana splits and sundaes are so last year. Now it's all about the shaved ice. Choosing one or more flavors for whatever mood you may be in, topped with a splash of cream couldn't be sweeter. Go for the fruit flavors if you're craving that refreshing taste, or birthday cake or cotton candy flavors if the sweet tooth kicks in.
And if you can't release your grip on that pint of ice cream, add a scoop of ice cream to your shaved ice. Here are our five favorite places to score a heap of shaved ice in metro Phoenix.
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Stepping into Bahama's Bucks is like entering a tiki party celebrating the awesome shaved ice. Bahama's Bucks has dozens their own gourmet flavored syrup, making their flavors standout from the others. Make your order a BRM -- Bahama-Rama-Mama -- to get a scoop of vanilla Blue Bell ice cream added to your order. The way the ice is packed inside the cup by hand gives it a smooth texture and it doesn't melt right away. The heap of ice on top looks like snow capped mountains with cream on top. Each order is dressed with a mini umbrella.
Natalie Miranda The guava and horchata shaved ice gives you North Shore vibes.
Kamana' Wana Hawaiian Treats
If you close your eyes while eating Hawaiian shaved ice, you can almost hear the waves crashing on the North Shore...not really. But you can get a taste of the tropical oasis at Kamana' Wana Hawaiian Treats. Kevin, the owner, runs his shop solo, taking the time to create each shaved ice for his customers, many of whom he knows by name. We love the horchata flavor with its subtle hint of cinnamon. Not only can customers add ice cream and cream to their shaved ice, but mochi bits can be added for only 50 cents. Other Hawaiian treats are on the menu, such as pitaya bowls made with dragon fruit, oats, bananas and blueberries. Shaka, brah.