On warm days, it is always a great idea to cool down with a frozen dessert. At Cajun Sno-Balls, LLC in Benton, KY, we offer authentic New Orleans-style shaved ice in flavors such as bubble gum, grape, and strawberry. To get the fluffiest sno-balls, we use a genuine, Southern-style block shaver.
We offer a walk-up window throughout the warm months. In addition, we are the only ones in our area offering this kind of frozen dessert.
Founded by Donald Caruthers, and Larry and Janette Sirls, our shaved ice business was established with the objective of bringing the rich history and wonderful flavor of the New Orleans sno-ball to our area.
Currently, we are in our fourth season. Check this website regularly so you are always updated regarding our services, as well as our newest flavors, products, and offers.
A sno-ball is a New Orleans confection made with finely shaved ice and flavored cane sugar syrup. Commonly confused with the snow cone, the ice of a sno-ball is fine and fluffy, while a snow cone's ice is coarse, crunchy, and granular.
Moreover, in a snow cone, the flavored syrup sinks to the bottom of the cup. In a sno-ball, the ice absorbs the syrup.
Sno-balls are a seasonal treat since they are generally sold only from around March to October. They are vended from “sno-ball stands” throughout New Orleans and in other parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.