|Current owner(s)||Ashley Hansen|
|Street address||4801 Tchoupitoulas Street|
Hansen's Sno-Bliz is a snowball stand located in New Orleans, Louisiana on Tchoupitoulas Street at Bordeaux Street. It opened in 1934 and is believed to be the oldest sno-ball stand in the United States. It has been operated continuously by the Hansen family since its opening. After Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent death of founders Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Mary Hansen, the shop closed for some time before being reopened by their granddaughter in early summer of 2006.
"Snowballs" in Louisiana are similar to what the rest of the country calls snow cones, but are made with much finer shaved ice and a large variety of homemade syrups.
Ernest Hansen built Hansen's ice-shaving machine himself entitled the "Sno-Bliz" in the 1930s. It was the first ever block ice shaver.
- Review of Hansen's Sno-Bliz at Roadfood.com
- Story of the reopening of Hansen's Sno-Bliz for the first summer after Hurricane Katrina and after the deaths of the founders
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