Day 128: Enjoy a New Orleans-style snowball

8 May


I was thrilled to learn someone had the genius idea of opening a New Orleans-style snowball shop in Tallahassee. (Also known as snow cones.) Located next door to Bella Bella, this adorable shop sells snowballs made New Orleans style. That means several things. 1.) The snowballs are made with a soft, special kind of crushed ice. 2.) They use regular and special cream-based syrups. 3.) They pack soft serve ice cream in the middle of the snowball and offer condensed milk cream on top. The lovely couple that runs the shop really knows their stuff. They ordered all of their equipment and flavors from New Orleans. They will also let you sample as many flavors as you want until you make up your mind. (And it can be hard to decide because the offer dozens of flavors). I ordered the ice cream flavor packed with real ice cream and it was amazing. It was truly the best snowball I’ve ever had and the perfect treat on a hot summer day. The shop itself is decorated in Mardi Gras colors and has achieved a nice balance of appealing to grown-ups and kids alike. For instance, there is a chalkboard along the walls for kids to draw on. My only complaint is I wish they were open longer hours. They close at 8 p.m. most weeknights, 6 p.m. on Sundays and 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Address: 1190 North Monroe

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2 Responses to “Day 128: Enjoy a New Orleans-style snowball”

  1. Erin May 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    snoballs and sno cones are not the same thing. from a new orleans native. seriously, it’s insulting.

  2. Debbie May 22, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    I have visited this place several times and their snowballs are AWESOME!!! The owners and their employees are also super-nice – they have excellent customer service. One note though – their name was changed last year to Big Easy Snowballs.

    You should put a visit to this place on your bucket list!

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