Review: Sno Shack Boise

Jun 4, 2011 by     1 Comment     Posted under: Fast Food Reviews
Sno Shack Black Cherry Cheesecake

Sno Shack Black Cherry Cheesecake

You know that saying, “when hell freezes over?” Well, if it ever froze over with the spectacular gourmet shaved ice offerings of Sno Shack Boise I want to be there!

Located in the Albertson’s parking lot at Cole and Fairview, this is NOT the drab crunchy snow cone that I grew up with as a kid. The owners of this Sno Shack have taken boring old shaved ice and turned it into an amazing dessert that belongs on fine china rather than a Styrofoam cup. Absolutely delicious! And for only $2-$3 dollars, anyone can splurge on it.

Sno Shack Boise Best Shaved Ice

I ordered the Black Cherry Cheesecake with a scoop of ice cream on the bottom and heavy cream drizzled over the top. Oh my gosh! I had no idea that flavored ice could be like this. It was incredible! The ice was soft and fluffy, and the cream added a wonderful weight and texture on my tongue. The flavored syrups surprisingly tasted just like black cherry cheesecake and played tricks on my mind. Was I eating ice or was I eating cheesecake? It didn’t matter it was so tasty. They put a lot of syrup in the cup, which made every bite and slurp equally as delicious as the next.

Then, as I got to the bottom, there was the wonderful dollop of vanilla ice cream to enjoy. It bonded with the shaved ice just above it to make a wonderful crunchy shell full of frozen flavored syrup. This crunch, combined with the smoothness of the ice cream, made me feel very happy inside. I really enjoyed stirring the ice cream with the syrups to make a tasty little shake that I could slurp up with my straw.

Sno Shack Boise Awesome Flavors

I’ve gone back and have had several other flavors now. The Black Raspberry Cheesecake with cream and ice cream is out of this world good. The Turtle Sundae with chocolate and cream was freakin’ awesome. The Root Beer Float with cream and ice cream was every bit as good as any float I’ve ever had.

Sno Shack Black Raspberry Cheesecake

Sno Shack Black Raspberry Cheesecake

Sno Shack Turtle Cheesecake

Sno Shack Turtle Cheesecake

Sno Shack Root Beer Float

Sno Shack Root Beer Float

I look forward to trying Caramel Apple with caramel drizzled all over it, Mango Cheesecake, Horchata, and Banana Colada. This place is delicious, and I can tell that I will be spending close to a hundred dollars this summer on their angelic concoctions of delight.

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