HL Does NOLA from A to Z: H is for HANSEN’S SNO-BLIZ

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H is for Hansen’s Sno-Blizthe spot to get a refreshing sno-ball on a warm day. Located at the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Bordeaux Streets in Uptown New Orleans, Hansen’s opened in 1939 when, according to their website, Ernest Hansen invented the first ice shaving machine and Mary Hansen created her own flavored syrups. Today their granddaughter Ashley runs the operation, which in 2014 was named a James Beard Foundation American Classic. That’s some pretty high praise for a sno-ball shop.

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And the praise is well-deserved. We did our little photo shoot well before Hansen’s opened, but at 1 p.m. you can expect a line of patrons wrapped around the corner. They’ll be getting the regular flavors–like blueberry, orange, and spearmint–and some more exotic options–perhaps cream of wedding cake, or ginger, or honey lavender. Mmmmmm . . . I’m drooling just thinking about Hansen’s yummy sno-balls. Remind me one more time why we couldn’t wait until 1 p.m. to take these pictures?


This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Please click here for a link to the challenge homepage and a list of  the bloggers who are participating.  The A to Z Challenge takes a break on Sundays, but I’ll be back on Monday for the I entry on our New Orleans tour. Here’s a hint: it’s time to get a little literary.


6 Comments on “HL Does NOLA from A to Z: H is for HANSEN’S SNO-BLIZ”

  1. Darn it! I was waiting to see a picture of you eating a snowball Miss HL. Maybe the exotic chicken-flavor….

    Love and LICKS,

  2. I love the wedding cake sno-cones! Yummmmm

  3. Emmadog says:

    Sometimes those little old hole in the wall spots are the best!

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