Meaning of shave ice in English:

shave ice


mass nounUS
  • (in Hawaii) a dessert consisting of very thin shavings of ice flavoured with syrup or other sweet ingredients.

    ‘this place has the best shave ice on the island’
    • ‘a shave ice with melon, cherry, and passion fruit syrup’
    • ‘During summer months you can also get a good shave ice here.’
    • ‘The president-elect offered to buy shave ice for the entire pool.’
    • ‘He also took his daughters to the movies and treated them to shave ice.’
    • ‘Locals order shave ice with ice cream and adzuki, Japanese sweet beans.’
    • ‘Slow drive out to Paia where I got grape shave ice and sat on the beach.’
    • ‘It was the fluffiest of all the shave ices we had tried.’
    • ‘Although shave ice resembles a snow cone, the ice is finely textured rather than crushed.’
    • ‘The shave ice shop rented space from him before he bought it.’
    • ‘No visit to Hawaii is complete without an afternoon shave ice.’
    • ‘Customers ordered cups of shave ice drizzled with syrup in flavors like blue fruit punch or coconut.’