For a little taste of Hawaii in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area, look no further than Big Island Shaved Ice. This family-run food cart wants to share their rich history via the tasty traditional sweet that is shaved ice. This snack has a long history, dating back to 794 AD when it became a staple of Japanese cuisine. Back then, ice was considered a luxury as it had to be hauled down from the mountains, so shaved and sweetened ice was a dish reserved for royalty. Over the years, the snack made its way to the islands of Hawaii, where it’s now a beloved sugary treat enjoyed by children and adults alike.
As opposed to other icy concoctions made from crushed ice, shaved ice is made from ice shaved off a large block. This gives shaved ice a fine, snow-like texture that fully absorbs syrups and sugars. At Big Island, you’ll really taste the flavors, which range from banana to blue raspberry to green apple. You can also try some custom concoctions like peaches n’ cream, root beer float, and Georgia peach. Did we mention every sweet is made with real cane sugar? You won’t find any high-fructose corn syrup here. If you’re drooling, stop on by and sample all these sweet things. If you love it, book Big Island Shaved Ice for your next event. You won’t regret it.
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We learned how to shave ice on a big island in Hawaii. It was a sign when we bought our trailer and the former owner had "Big Island Shaved Ice" already on the exterior.
We learned our ice shaving technique from a shack in the Hawaiian islands.
My sons started the business in third grade. They started this at eight and are now 15 and still shaving ice every summer.
My sons’ desire to do this business was the driving force.
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