USING THE MACHINES
Maintaining your snow cone or shaved ice machine properly is crucial to the quality of your output. Like any tool, it’s best to clean the machine, especially if it hasn’t been used in a while. Aside from the motor unit, all parts may be hand washed with mild soap and warm water. The motor unit may only be cleaned with a damp cloth, but not soaked in any liquid. Be sure not to place any parts in the dishwasher! Ensure that all parts of the machine are dry, before use or putting it away.
When your shaved ice machine is all set to go, you'll need to make sure that you’re using the right type of ice. For the fluffiest shaved ice, it’s best to use the two ice molds provided with your machine. You can use regular household ice, but you won’t get the same fluffiness.
On the other hand, with our snow cone machines, household ice cubes or bagged ice work perfectly. For the best ice that's not too wet (makes crunchier ice) or too hard (strains your machine’s motor), we strongly recommend that you pull the ice out from your freezer about five minutes before use, letting it thaw for a few minutes.
POURING YOUR SYRUP
Pouring delicious flavored syrups on your snow cones and shaved ice as neatly as possible is a common challenge among consumers. That’s why our resident expert, Brittany has made this video to make it a little bit easier.
First, you’ll make a small pocket in your cup or cone, then rotating you wrists, pour the syrup around the outside edges until you reach the top, then pour straight down the middle.
Ok, you have your machine in pristine condition, your freshly shaved ice, and your syrups perfectly poured. It sounds like there’s nothing left to do, right? Maybe, not! You could, of course, simply enjoy those delicious flavored shaved ice and snow cones just the way they are. Or, if you want to look like a real pro, whip up some flavors of your own! We’ve got some unique and easy to make recipes for kids and adults to help you elevate your ordinary ice. There are lots to choose from, like the ever-popular Salty Frog Shaved Ice, to the Georgia Peach Snow Cone, and much more.
Step up you snow cone and shaved ice game with these helpful hints and creative ideas, and you will surely wow your friends, family, and customers every time. In your snow cone and shaved ice experience, have you come up with any pointers of your own? Share them with us here, and stay tuned for more frosted thoughts and inspiration from Hawaiian Shaved Ice!