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Breaking Down Snow Cone Flavors


Summer is the perfect time to cool down with a refreshing snow cone. With so many tantalizing flavors, it can be overwhelming to decide. One stop along this journey brought 108 flavor options: it’s a statistics professor’s dream!

The menus are always overwhelming, with fun names and rarely a flavor combination to mention. To help you, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to some of the most popular snow cone flavors, sure to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to a world of pure summer bliss.

Image provided by Sissy’s Snocones in Fayetteville.

Tiger Blood: Immerse yourself in a delightful symphony of surprising strawberry, watermelon and coconut flavors. Tiger Blood’s captivating blend will leave you craving more with every bite – it is one of summer’s greatest mysteries.

Bahamas Mama: Escape to a tropical paradise with every spoonful of pineapple orange and coconut. This vibrant flavor will whisk you away to a beach vacation, surrounded by crystal-clear waters and swaying palm trees.

Fuzzy Navel: Bite into the juicy sweetness of Fuzzy Navel, an orange-peachy extravaganza that perfectly embodies the essence of summer. Each bite is a journey through a luscious peach orchard, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Zombie Virus: Get ready for a spooky summer party with Zombie Virus, a green and fruity flavor that will send shivers down your spine. This eerie concoction of lime and blueberry is perfect for those who dare to embrace the unknown.

Mai tai: Sip on a tropical paradise with mai tai, a flavor that will transport you to a beachside bar. The exotic blend of pineapple, lime, and orange will leave you feeling like you’re on a tropical vacation.

Image provided by Snow Mountain Shaved Ice in Warren.

Spiderman: Swing into action with Spiderman, a red and blue flavor combination that’s perfect for summer superhero parties. Every childhood boy is waiting for this day with superheroes and their moms!

Creamsicle: Indulge in a creamy and orangey delight that evokes memories of Popsicles enjoyed on hot days. It is a nostalgic throwback to childhood summers and pushup pops.

Ninja Turtle (or Hulk): Unleash your inner superhero with Ninja Turtle, a combination of lime and banana that’s perfect for summer parties. This refreshing concoction will give you the energy to save the day and potentially be as wired as a hero in a half-shell.

Electric Slide: Get ready to dance the night away with Electric Slide, a sweet and sour flavor of green apple and pear that will electrify your taste buds. It may be called Crisp Orchard, but the tangy flavors make your two-step instead.

Napoleon Dynamite: Enjoy a grape and lime extravaganza with Napoleon Dynamite. The beloved movie character inspires this unique flavor and is a must-try for fans of quirky and refreshing treats.

Image used with permission from Snow Mountain Shaved Ice.

Frog in a Blender: A vibrant green apple and cherry-flavored slushy, reminiscent of a playful frog swimming in a blender with a green outline on the edge.

Beetlejuice: A tantalizing tropical blend of strawberry, mango, raspberry and pineapple, perfect for conjuring up the mischievous spirit of Beetlejuice.

John Deere: Embrace the spirit of summer on the farm with John Deere, a green and yellow flavor. This refreshing concoction is perfect for those who love the great outdoors and want to experience the taste of summer fields.

Purple Rain: Experience the magic of music with Purple Rain, pineapple, blackberry, and a little amaretto or almond extract, perfect for summer concerts. Every now and then, someone may add a little lavender syrup and orange peel to make it fancy!

Rainbow Falls: Experience a delightful journey through the rainbow’s colors with ripe banana, sweet blue raspberry, and cherry or strawberry flavors. Each bite is a vibrant and flavorful adventure.

Image used with permission from Cone Heads in Bryant.

Candy Crush: It’s extra sweet, with bubble gum, cotton candy, and a few nerds or pop rocks sprinkled around to take the flavors over the top. This flavor will remind you of your favorite candy game, with a burst of fruity flavors that will keep you coming back for more.

Bob Marley: A refreshing blend of sweet mango, tangy raspberry and crisp green apple flavors. Its vibrant yellow, red, and green colors are as captivating as its taste and ease all your worries.

Peach Ring: Dive into a burst of juicy peach, sweet raspberry, and a hint of tart cranberry. Its vibrant red and yellow hues make it better than a pile of gummy treats.

Hog Wild: Indulge in the playful flavors of cherry, strawberry and watermelon. The vibrant red colors remind you that football season is approaching.

Key lime Pie: Savor the creamy goodness of a classic dessert in gummy form. Tangy lime, sweet coconut, and a hint of creamy graham cracker come together perfectly. Its pale yellow and white colors are as alluring as its taste.

Image used with permission from Snow Mountain Shaved Ice.

A few features are standard across all flavor varieties:

Colada: Adding creamy coconut elevates any flavor, transporting you to a tropical paradise with every sip.

Daquiri: Enhance the fruity notes of any flavor by adding a splash of pineapple, resulting in a classic and refreshing twist.

Cheesecake: This tangy flavor is reminiscent of a classic summer dessert, offering a perfect blend of sweet and tangy notes that will leave you wanting more, especially when combined with your favorite fruit flavor.

Snowcapped: This delectable dessert-inspired slushy is topped with a layer of sweetened condensed milk, creating a snowy mountain effect.

“Dirty”: For those who love the richness of ice cream, “with cream” is the ultimate indulgence. This creamy flavor will coat your taste buds in pure bliss, making it the perfect treat for any summer occasion. Make sure you know what your store offers. Some will include foamy cream or cream of coconut, while others use ice cream or sherbet.

Image of Lotus energy drinks used with permission from Petit Jean Coffeehouse

Don’t forget that many of these same flavor combinations apply to energy drinks, shakes, ice teas and chai beverages. It is a universal flavor guide for summer treats!

No matter your taste preferences, a crazy snow cone flavor is calling your name. So, next time you’re looking for a way to beat the heat and embrace the joys of summer, grab a snow cone and let your taste buds journey through a world of delightful flavors.

Image provided by Sissy’s Snocones.

32 Snow Cone Spots in Arkansas

Snow Cone Stops in Northwest Arkansas

Sissy’s Sno Cones | 1432 N College | Fayetteville
Brain Freeze Sno and Whips | 604 SW A Street | Bentonville
Frosty Bites Shaved Ice | 390 N Main Street| Centerton
Magic Ice Tropical Snow | 916 W Monroe | Lowell
Shave the Planet | Fayetteville, Lowell, Springdale
Kona Ice | Bentonville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith

Snow Cone Stops in the Arkansas River Valley

Da’Bayou Snowballs | 2700 Market Trace | Fort Smith, Van Buren, Greenwood
Summer Snow | 3405 S 74th Street | Fort Smith
Lana’s Snowballs | 829 US 64 | Clarksville
Amy’s Ice House | 1601 S Knoxville | Russellville

Image used with permission from Cone Heads.

Snow Cone Stops in Central Arkansas

Shiver Shack | 901 W Main Street, Ste D | Cabot
Cone Heads | 6221 Hwy 5 | Bryant
Jeepney Shaved Ice | 901 N 1st Street | Jacksonville
Kona Ice of Central AR | Little Rock, Conway, Saline County
Polar Delight | 800 AR – 107 | Sherwood
Henson’s Island Snow | 2890 Dave Ward Dr. | Conway
Ice World Sno Cone and Sweet Treats | 3621 Camp Robinson Road | North Little Rock
Cajun Sno | 3000 Kavanaugh | Little Rock
Brain Freeze Sno Cones and Snacks | 2727 Arch Street | Little Rock
Hobo Joe’s Shaved Ice | 2124 Military Road A | Benton
sugARush Snoballs | 4001 Club Manor Dr. | Maumelle

Snow Cone Stops in South Arkansas

Angie’s Snow Hut | 53 Southpark Shopping Center | Nashville
Hawgz Snowballz (New Orleans Style) | 1370 Airport Road | Hot Springs National Park
KC Sno Dreams | 216 Higdon Ferry | Hot Springs
Sno Shack | 1112 Mount Holly Road | El Dorado
Southern Tropics Shaved Ice | 116 E 35th Street | Texarkana
Cajun Snow Shaved Ice | 116 Valley Street | Caddo Valley
Hobo Joes | 825 W Moline Street | Malvern
Snow Mountain Shaved Ice | 107 N Main Street | Warren

Snow Cone Stops in Northeast Arkansas

Ohana’s Hawaiian Snow | Jonesboro, Manila, Paragould
Tropical Sno | 2500 Harrisburg Road | Jonesboro
Madi & Addi’s Shaved Ice | 2360 B Harrison Avenue | Batesville
Crème & Sugar | 3530 East Race Avenue | Searcy

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Cover image provided by Sissy’s Snowcones in Fayetteville.

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