Vampire Penguin

Bakery
9135 West Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95758 9135 West Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Closed All Hours
+19166838779
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Ice Cream
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Ice Cream

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Report | a year ago
Great service, great shaved snow and great price with Groupon.
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Report | a year ago
Shaved ice was good but the place was FILTHY.
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Report | a year ago
You should try the Tuxedo on the secret menu.
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Report | a year ago
My all time favorite is the Mexican candy. I prefer to get the chili on the side so I can control the heat & flavor.
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Report | a year ago
We love the halo halo and the strawberry cheesecakes ice cream, the service is fast and friendly people.
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Report | 2 years ago
Our trip to Sacramento wouldn't have been complete without a trip to Vampire Penguin to try shaved snow! The staff was really helpful to us as newbies and really friendly.
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Report | 2 years ago
Big fan of the mango.
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Great service
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Report | 2 years ago
Mexican candy is the best!!!
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Report | 2 years ago
They have a special menu of names for specific combinations; however, you can always substitute one type of ingredient for another.
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From Our Editors

Since opening on Halloween in 2013, Vampire Penguin has enjoyed an avalanche of success thanks to its addictive shaved snow. Not to be confused with shaved ice, shaved snow is a traditional Taiwanese dessert trimmed from ice cream-like blocks. At Vampire Penguin, these blocks typically don't contain dairy—instead, they're made of fruit concentrate, non-dairy cream, and sugar, and when that mixture freezes, a machine shaves it down into ultra-fine ribbons.

Much like a slumbering invisible friend, the resulting treat is airy and a prime target for toppings, such as fruits, syrups and candies. Vampire Penguin's founders, brothers Leo San Luis and Paolo Angelo San Luis, have parlayed their original location's success into numerous other shops, including one on K Street in downtown Sacramento. As for the name: "It's cute but not cute," Paolo once told the Sacramento Business Journal, alluding to how shaved snow is kind of one thing, and kind of another thing, too.

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Sun-Thu
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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