Ice machines are a great way to turn a backyard into a winter wonderland or a family room into a candidate city for the winter Olympics. Air-condition your inner icebox with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of snow ice at Snow Factory, on Kapiolani Boulevard.
Snow Factory’s snow ice, a frosty treat best described as frozen cotton candy, is a tasty new addition to the chilled-treat pantheon. A marriage between nonfat milk and chiseled ice, fruit, and juices, snow ice forges an unbreakable bond between besties dairy and berry to enchant too-warm taste buds. Iced-dessert devotees can enjoy this low-calorie, low-sugar treat in 20 tongue-tantalizing flavors, from classic favorites such as chocolate and vanilla to the island-inspired passion fruit and piña colada. Small bowls ($2.85) satisfy petite cravings and regular size bowls ($4.25) allow for the mixing and matching of two flavors. Add a special topping ($0.50 each), such as condensed milk, chocolate syrup, or mochi, to create a conspiracy of deliciousness that self-destructs when pals pilfer unauthorized bites.