ParadICE Shave Ice is a delicious island inspired treat tantalizing your taste buds from the first to last bite.
ParadICE, 11 W De La Guerra St unit a, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
11 W De La Guerra St unit A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We start by freezing blocks of purified water. When the ice is ready, we use a block shaver to shave super fluffy snow like ice into a traditional flower cup. Then we pour our delicious homemade syrups over the top. If you like ice cream we recommend adding a scoop of ice cream on the bottom of your shave ice to create a creamy base. You can also choose from a few toppings such as Sno-Cap (sweet condensed milk), organic coconut shavings, mochi, and/or Tajin.
In the earlier part of 2013 my wife mentioned she wished there was a shave ice place in Santa Barbara. I had never had a shave ice so I asked “you mean like a snow cone?” She laughed and explained shave ice is MUCH better than a snow cone. Having never experienced shave ice, I really didn’t know the difference. In March of 2014 I took a vacation to Maui with my wife and daugther. On the second day of our trip my wife suggested we go get shave ice…. I’ve been hooked ever since.
After returning home from that vacation it didn’t take long before I purchased my first ice shaver and began attempting to make my own syrups. My good friend Marek was intrigued by my new obsession and shared interest in bringing shave ice to Santa Barbara. The two of us spent countless hours experimenting and documenting our findings. I’m sure glad we did because we now have the opportunity to share ParadICE with you!