An Icy Introduction
Snoball enthusiast Kafi Dublin knows that summer is fleeting but the memory of a flavored cup of shaved ice on a sweltering New York City day can last forever. So, to celebrate summer's ephemeral qualities, she partnered with clothier BrowNY New York, setting up a caribbean snoball stand in front of the clothing store from May through September. At the stand, Kafi and her team soak shaved ice in sweet, thick syrups crafted from a blend of castor sugar and an organic, unprocessed muscovado cane sugar from the Caribbean. Eighty flavors, including sugar-free choices, color the shaved ice in a kaleidoscope of greens, blues, and violets, while toppings such as tres-leches sauce add their own textures to the icy canvas. Kafi also doles out snowcreams and slushes and encourages customers to sample freely to narrow their choices and avoid the frustration of brain-thaw.