Snow Cones

Snow conesDo you love snow cones? Enjoy 18 great snow cone flavors at Justine’s Ice Cream Parlour OC.

Snow Cone Flavors


Blue Raspberry



Creamsicle – Orange + Vanilla



Egg Custard



Marshmallow (extra charge)


Red Raspberry

Root Beer





Snow Cones- History

Snow Cones during the Industrial Revolution


In the 1850s the American Industrial Revolution made ice commercially available. Ice houses in New York would commonly sell ice to places like Florida. To transport the ice to Florida, the ice houses would send a wagon with a huge block of ice south. The route to Florida would pass right through Baltimore. In Baltimore, children would run up to the wagon and ask for a small scraping of ice. Before long, mothers started to make flavoring in anticipation of their child receiving some ice. The first flavor these mothers made was a current Baltimore favorite: egg custard. Egg custard was an easy flavor to make as all that was in it was eggs, vanilla and sugar.

Snow Cones during the Great Depression and World War II

During the Great Depression and World War II, snowballs came to be available outside of Baltimore. As snowballs were so cheap, they were one of the few treats that people could afford. This inexpensiveness earned snowballs the nicknames “Hard Times Sundae” and “Penny Sundae”. People in need of a job would sell snowballs as it required little overhead. The treat became more popular during World War II, when all available ice cream was sent to soldiers, creating a need for an icy treat. This new found lack of competition helped snowballs became popular across the country.

In Hawaii, “shave ice” is similar to snowballs, and is sold in cone-shaped paper cups. “Rainbow,” a popular flavor, consists of three colors of syrup chosen usually for their color rather than their taste compatibility. Commonly, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or sweetened azuki beans is first added to the bottom of the cup and is capped with condensed milk