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Wooly’s Ice recently made an appearance at Hester Nights, where they served up their trademark Taiwanese Shaved Ice.
So…what exactly is it?
Taiwanese shaved ice starts with a big block of flavored ice. On my visit, they only had original, which is flavored with condensed milk. At other times, they might have strawberry, mango or green tea flavored ice.
The block of ice then goes through an ice shaver little by little and into a cup, which turns it into extremely fine shavings.
After the ice is shaved into a cup, they put on fruit or other toppings, then a sauce. My fruit choices were blueberries, strawberries or frozen grapes. I went for strawberries and frozen grapes, which sounded intriguing.
The sauces available were chocolate, strawberry, mango and seal salt leche, which is their top seller. I went for the top seller, which is made with condensed milk, evaporated milk, and a touch of sea salt. I also asked for a little strawberry sauce as well.
The final product has the consistency of freshly fallen snow. Add strawberries, frozen grapes (which were great), and creamy, sweet leche sauce on top, and you have a light, refreshing and delicious dessert.
The menu has 2 sizes – Wooly for $5 and Mammoth for $7. The prices include all toppings.
It doesn’t get much better than Wooly’s Ice for helping get you through the dog days of summer.