Hawaiian Shave Ice

For hundreds of years, Hawaiians have enjoyed shaved ice topped with fruit juice as a way to cool off in the hot weather. It is still a very popular treat made with many flavours and colours of syrup! Here in Canada, we can make it in the winter using clean snow or in the summer, we can grind ice in a food processor or blender and top it with healthier options like pureed fruit or juice.


10 child-size portions
Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
Common Allergens
Equipment List
Pourable measuring cups or small jugs
Food processor or blender
Small bowls
Small spoons
5 cups
ground ice cubes or clean* snow
1 cup each
pureed mango, berries and/or pineapple or other fruit juice

1. Prepare fruit purees first and place in pourable measuring cups or small jugs.
2. Fill each bowl with ½ cup clean snow or shaved/ground ice.
3. Let children help top their shave ice with pureed fruit and/or juice. Enjoy before it melts!

(*clean means it is not close to roadways and high enough that it has not been contaminated by animals) 

Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD

Hawaiian shaved ice
Hawaiian Shave Ice