Hansen's Sno-Bliz
Family-owned sno-ball stand since 1939
Ice Cream · Uptown · $
The Zagat Review
"Super-fine" shaved ice doused with "tasty" "homemade syrups" results in sno-balls "beyond your wildest dreams" at this "third-generation family-owned" Uptown "legend" ; lines are usually "long" , but that gives you time to "decide what to get" , "talk with others about their favorite flavors" and "look at old signs and pictures" – besides, "perfection is worth the wait" ; P.S. hours are seasonal, so call ahead.
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hours Open Today · 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
location 4801 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA phone +1 504-891-9788 website snobliz.com directions Get Directions
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Outdoor seating
Google Reviews
It's absolutely the best around by far. If you don't agree then you haven't tried. Many people in New Orleans are faithful to other snowball places and I understand that but this place is light years ahead of all the others, including Imperial Woodpecker, Pandora, Sals, and Plum Street. Once you try, you will understand and then compare all snowballs to this one. I recommend the Satsuma or Watermelon. The ice is perfect almost the consistency of ice cream due to the perfect cut that comes out of the machine created by Earnest Hansen. The flavors are not too sweet like the other places, they are just right and taste exactly like the best version of the chosen flavor. The only drawback is the dang line is so long and hard to wait in especially since I now have younger, impatient kids. I've tried to go to the other places with shorter lines only to be disappointed. In closing, maybe don't try it if you're used to other places because your snowball life will be ruined forever. If you insist on going, go during off times on weekdays, or when it's raining- then it's not as busy.
Brent Fradella · April 12, 2018
Overall pretty darn good snowballs. The ice is pretty fine, but sometimes there are smaller chunks of ice so it's not very even all the way through. They give lots of syrup though, which helps make things better. Their chocolate is pretty darn good, and I love that they have ice cream to stuff their snowballs with. I always get the chocolate stuffed with chocolate and it is excellent.
num1lsufan · April 5, 2018
Be prepared to wait but it is pretty worth it. You can get a take home souvenir cup with your snowball and it runs about $5 and will be plenty. The chocolate mint with condensed milk was amazing! They are only open between 1-7pm so just plan accordingly.
kara kokser · April 9, 2018