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How to achieve perfectly soft and powdery shaved ice?

The number one question asked by our guests would be, "How do you get your ice so smooth."

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In the sultry heat of summer or amidst the craving for a delightful treat, few things rival the sheer satisfaction of indulging in a perfectly crafted shaved ice. For those in the know, experiencing that soft, powdery texture is a sensory delight—one that prompts the perennial question: "How do you get your ice so soft?" At the heart of this query lies a tale of dedication, passion, and a commitment to excellence that has propelled a small Nashville-based shaved ice company to reach towering heights, winning the hearts of patrons from all over the world.

In 2016, a humble venture emerged in Nashville, Tennessee, driven not by an unwavering dedication to serve patrons the finest shaved ice conceivable. This company, which remains privately owned to this day, set out on a mission: to redefine the very essence of shaved ice, elevating it from a mere summertime treat to an art form. We are in the business to offer the best frozen desserts to our guests not sale them a franchise.

The secret behind the ethereal softness of our shaved ice lies in a meticulous process, a careful dance between science and craftsmanship. It begins with the quality of the ice itself—purified water using reverse osmosis meticulously frozen into crystal-clear blocks. These ice blocks, handled with the utmost care, undergo a precise shaving technique, a trade secret passed down through our dedicated team.

Contrary to conventional methods that yield coarser ice, our process involves a delicate shaving technique that transforms these frozen blocks into a cloud-like consistency, achieving that sought-after powdery texture. The magic lies not just in the tools but in the expertise and finesse of our artisans, honed through years of practice and an unyielding commitment to perfection.

Temperature control, blade precision, and the gentle touch of experienced hands—these elements converge to create an experience that transcends the ordinary, leaving our patrons spellbound and craving more.

However, achieving this level of excellence is not solely about the technique; it's a testament to our values. We hold dear our commitment to authenticity, integrity, and the relentless pursuit of quality. We believe in the power of serving our customers with the best without compromising on our core principles.

You can't talk about the quality of our shaved ice without talking about our Syrups. We only use pure cane sugar, no corn syrup, and natural fruit juices that are juiced in house everyday. With over 100 rotating flavors to choose we can assure you won't leave without planing your next trip back to try them all.

The journey from a small Nashville startup to a multi-state presence has been one fueled by the passion of our team and the unwavering support of our loyal patrons. It's a journey that emphasizes our dedication to the craft and our refusal to succumb to shortcuts or compromise on quality.

As we continue to expand our horizons, our mission remains unchanged—to serve up the finest, softest, and most exquisite shaved ice experience while staying true to our roots. Our commitment is not to sell franchises but to craft moments of joy, one delicate shave at a time.

So, the next time you indulge in the ethereal delight of our shaved ice and wonder about its softness, remember—it's not just ice; it's a labor of love, dedication, and an unwavering pursuit of perfection.

Join us on this journey, as we redefine the very essence of shaved ice—one soft, powdery flake at a time.


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