Most brain freezes are caused by eating frozen desserts, followed closely by dancing the tango with a sexy ice sculpture. Play it cool with this Groupon.
$10 for Five Medium Orders of Shave Ice with One Goodie and One Topping Each ($20 Value)
The stamp card is good for five visits. On each visit, customers will receive a medium-sized shave ice (a $3.50 value) with up to one goodie and one topping (a $0.50 value). The classic shave ice crowns ice shavings with “goodies”—such as ice cream, mochi, and azuki beans—flavored syrups, and toppings such as such as sweetened condensed milk and sour spray.
Though they spent their childhoods on opposite coasts, husband and wife Pat and Kristin Roskowick both grew up loving frozen treats. Pat discovered his affinity for shave ice at the many raspados carts that kept the San Fernando Valley cool during the summertime, and Kristin begged her mother to traipse through three feet of snow during the harsh winters of Massachusetts to fetch her her beloved ice cream. Years later, those sweet-toothed kids were delighted when they found a dessert that combined both their favorite treats. A blend of fine shave ice, ice cream, and sweetened condensed milk, Hawaiian-style shave ice quickly became the Roskowick's new favorite dessert, and in 2008, the couple opened their own shop.
At Get Shaved, customers can select from a range of ice creams, flavored syrups, and toppings such as marshmallows and caramel to create their own shave ice treat. Monkey Brains––a blend of strawberry and banana shave ice and sweetened condensed milk––ranks as a “tried & true combo.” The staff also doles out scoops of ice cream in flavors such as macadamia nut and kona coffee to concoct ice cream cookie sandwiches and shakes. In addition to their storefronts, the Get Shaved traveling truck churns out icy desserts at different spots throughout the city based on a schedule that is updated online throughout the day.