Snowball Season

Snowballs are a shaved ice treat of great importance in making our summer season a little sweeter. Although the original treats were purportedly made of actual snow with added syrup as early as the Roman Empire, the current version of the snowball originated in New Orleans in the 1920’s with hand ice-shavers creating the fluffy snow from blocks of ice. Ernest Hansen invented and patented the first motorized ice shaver in 1934 and the demand for the summertime treat hasn’t stopped since. The icy favorite's heritage has even earned it a prized spot in the annual New Orleans Jazzfest, where only local products are welcome. Louisiana snowballs differ from other icy treats such as snow cones because snowballs are made with shaved ice. This gives the snowball a lighter, creamier texture than crushed ice.

 Almost all snowball stands in Louisiana use homemade syrups, giving the snowballs a unique and enriching flavor. There are over 140 flavors to choose from which include local flavors such as Praline, Hurricane, King Cake and Cajun Red Hot. Most places also offer toppings such as condensed milk, whipped cream, chopped cherries, chocolate syrup and even gummy bears! To find a location in New Orleans Plantation Country for some great snowballs please see the list below.

Cold Stop Snowballs
17973 River Road
Killona, LA   

Lil’ Breeze Snowballs
101 St. Rose Ave.
St. Rose. LA
504-467-9986

Snow Drift Snowball Stand
101 Warren Drive
Des Allemands, LA
985-758-2975

St. Rose Snowballs
4 Crepe Myrtle Lane
St. Rose, LA
504-909-1051

Tami’s Sno Ball Stand
305 Goodchildren Street
Boutte, LA
985-785-8750

Brit’s Sno on the Go
329 Turtle Creek Lane
St. Rose, LA
504-919-1684

CJ’s Snowball Concession Stand
123 Elm St.
Hahnville, LA
985-783-1923

Big Chief’s
1741 Deroche Circle
Gramercy; LA 70052

Triple C Delight
115 North Montz Avenue
Gramercy; LA 70052

Pop’s DeJaVu
1364 Lutcher Avenue
Lutcher, LA 70071


Mitchell’s Sno Haven
2363 North Albert Street
Lutcher, LA 70071

Village Snow Ball Shop
19437 Hwy 643
Vacherie, LA


Sweet Treats
Hwy 643 Jake Gravois Street
Vacherie, LA

Guidry's Goody's

3595 West Airline Highway

Reserve, LA 70084

Tri-Cajun Delight

19709 Hwy 643 

Vacherie, LA 70090

225-265-4115

Todd's Cream Shack

 301 Apple Street #2

Norco, LA 70079