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. Consistently highly rated by Zagat Survey, Hansen's was named one of the 2014 America's Classics by the James Beard Foundation.
Take a look at the Sno-Bliz Online Exhibit, a collection of Hansen's memorabilia.
There are no shortcuts to quality!