I am really enjoying the return of warm weather to San Diego, even though I know it’s not here to stay. It’s a perfect excuse for me to eat a lot of snow ice.
Yogurt Swirl has so many snow ice flavors, so I’ve been trying to make my way through them. Snow ice, originally made popular in Taiwan, is made of ice blocks that are mixed with sweetened milk and other flavors. As a result, the texture is much softer and creamier than old school shaved ice. It melts slower and when it comes out of the shaved ice machines, it comes out in thin ribbon-like layers.
On this occasion we got green tea and caramel milk.
We really liked the caramel milk, better than the original milk. And look at those pretty thin layers! But we didn’t like the green tea. The green tea came out very watery and grainy. You can kind of see it from the photo. The layers aren’t as thin and are more icy so they just collapsed.
On another recent trip with fellow food bloggers, we opted to get taro and black sesame.
The taro one is one of my favorite flavors here so far. The black sesame is pretty good too. It’s quite intense but doesn’t taste only of traditional black sesame. Instead it has almost a peanut butter taste to it, and for some reason the color is really really light instead of black.
The owners here are really nice and it looks like their snow ice is doing very well. You can read my original post here which has more information and shows all the flavors offered and toppings.
9168 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92126