What "s in a name
Kona Snow ~
Kona Snow aka Coffee flowers
In Feb and March, Snow falls in Kona! These are the months the coffee trees are covered in beautiful white coffee blossoms.
History of Hawaiian Shave Ice
In Hawaii the "d" is dropped making it: Shave Ice
Shaved ice dates back to the 1800's in old Hawaii when Japanese immigrants flocked to the Islands to work on the sugar plantations and took their traditional dessert with them. They would use Japanese swords and finely shave large blocks of ice into fluffy snow, then flavor it with Hawaiian fruit juice. Although shaved ice resembles the traditional snow cone, shaved ice is different in the fact it is shaved from a block of ice which produces a fine, fluffy snow-like ice that holds the syrup flavors within its soft layers and is eaten with a spoon.