3-Course Interview: Ashley Hansen

Mar 26 2014

The Gambit published an interview with Ashley this week:

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz marks its 75th anniversary this year and was recognized recently by the James Beard Foundation. Ashley Hansen, who took over the shop from her grandparents, founders Ernest and Mary Hansen, spoke with Gambit about continuing the family tradition.

Read Ashely’s full interview with Scott Gold.

7,000 Facebook Likes!

Mar 18 2014

Are you on Facebook? Well so are we!


We’ve hit 7,000 likes and we couldn’t have done it with out you. To celebrate, we’re adding free sprinkles to your Sno-Bliz through Friday of this week. But you’ll have to visit our Facebook page to find out the secret phrase to say.

St. Patrick’s Day special

Mar 15 2014

Cream of Mint

St. Patrick’s Day special!! Cream of Mint. Yummmmm.

Ashley Hansen keeps tradition alive

Mar 11 2014

NOLA.com has a great article today on Ashley, Hansen’s, opening day, and our James Beard award, full of pictures and videos:

Ashley Hansen grew up inside her grandparents’ snowball stand. She was 15 when she started working for Mary and Ernest Hansen. Now she’s 40. And now she owns Hansen’s Sno-Bliz.

She’s spent her life working the ice shaving machine Ernest Hansen invented in 1934. She knows every nook of the cinderblock stand and can immediately lay her hands on each yellowed clipping praising Hansen’s sweet cups of shaved ice and every faded photograph of the customers who come back year after year to wait on the yellow line.

Read the full article, see the pictures, and watch the videos on NOLA.com.

Opening Day 2014

Mar 09 2014

Pictures from our opening day – March 7, 2014

News about our opening and our award

Mar 07 2014

We open for the 2014 season in just a few hours. To wet your appetite, here are two articles posted yesterday about Hansen’s Sno-Bliz.

From NOLA.com:

On Thursday (March 6), [Ashley] Hansen took a break from preparing her snowball stand for opening day and answered questions from fans submitted by Facebook and Twitter.

Read the full article and view the video of her responses.


From WWLTV.com:

It may not quite feel like snowball weather Friday, but if you do have a craving for one of the best in New Orleans – and America, according to the James Beard awards – head to Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, as the culinary landmark opens for its 75th season.

The snowball stand at Tchoupitoulas and Bordeaux marks its diamond anniversary Friday as it reopens for the warmer spring and summer months.

Read the full article.

Sneak preview

Mar 06 2014

New cups celebrating 75 years.

New cups celebrating 75 years.

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