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Hansen’s Sno-Bliz

  • Hansen's Sno-Bliz
  • Mary and Ernest making a Sno-Bliz
  • Sno-bliz
  • The line outside of Hansen's
  • Ashley in front of Hansen's.
  • Ernest and Mary
  • Swampitoulas cup design
  • Mary and Ashley

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz was started by Ernest and Mary Hansen in 1939. Ernest invented the first ice shaving machine and Mary created her own flavored syrups.

Decades later, Hansen’s still makes its own flavors every day, from Mary’s secret recipes, and creates snoballs from the original machine. The combination of fluffy ice and homemade syrups demand that each Sno-Bliz be made in layers – ice, syrup, ice, syrup, and so forth –  so that the final product is fully saturated upholding the Hansen’s motto: “There are no shortcuts to quality.”

Hansen’s is now owned and operated by Ernest and Mary’s granddaughter, Ashley. We are proud to be named a 2014 American Classic by the James Beard Foundation.

Hansen’s is open from Spring through Fall. Current hours can be found on the Hours & Location page. We now do on-site catering, see the catering page for more information.

Read the latest news, learn more about the history of Hansen’s and don’t forget to check out the Sno-Bliz Online Exhibit, a collection of Hansen’s memorabilia.

There are no shortcuts to quality!