What is Shaved Snow? Denver’s Newest Dessert And Ice Cream Shop Explains

When Denverites think of the word “snow,” they probably start imagining trips out to a ski resort and that fresh powder of the first run of the day. The fact of the matter, however, is that “shaved snow” will soon evoke something else entirely: an emerging trend in dessert options, and something which is primed to take Colorado by storm. How so? Because SNOWLAB is opening, and it will bring this delicacy to folks throughout the greater area.


So what exactly is shaved snow and how did it come about?

  • Origins: Shaved snow, also known as ‘xue hua bing’ was first developed as a dessert option in Taiwan. Over the past few years, this delicacy has slowly been spreading across the US, landing first in the Bay Area.
  • Consistency: This is a dessert that is made of ice—sort of like a snow cone—but tends to adopt the consistency of ice cream, and has a much more visually appealing aesthetic.
  • Flavoring: What is truly groundbreaking about shaved snow—or rather SNOWLAB’s take on it—is that it comes in a variety of flavors, all of which are formulated by all-natural, organic ingredients.
  • Toppings: On top of the flavor of the shaved snow itself, you can select an array of delicious toppings to truly personalize this delicious dessert. Everything from sprinkles, chocolate chips and nuts, to fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries.

Certainly, this vegan friendly dessert is bound to take the Denver foodie scene by storm, and SNOWLAB is ready to be there at the vanguard. Keep up with this dessert, coffee and tea shop by checking out its website and following on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. If you have any questions about this establishment and what they’ll serve, feel free to call (720) 612 – 4546.