A bit of history:
Shave ice originated in Japan, in Japan it is known as kakigori. When the Japanese migrated to Hawaii to work on the sugar cane plantations and pineapple plantations, they made shave ice to enjoy on their breaks in the hot tropical climate. Don’t get it confused with a snow cone! They may resemble a snow cone but they are not the same. Snow cones actually are made with crushed ice. Shave ice on the other hand, is made using a block of ice and then shaved to produce fine snow-like ice. Interestingly, although the ice is shaved, it is not called “shaved ice”, but it is called “shave ice” by Hawaiians.
It was a nice cold treat to enjoy in the hot tropical weather.
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