The Shaved Ice That Will Ruin You for the Rest

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Love a good shaved ice? A sure sign that warmer weather is on the way is the re-opening of the shaved ice establishments in Upstate. Most people have their favorites. Which is funny, because really it’s all just the same. Some sort of crumbled up ice topped with sugary syrup. Right?

Well, what if I told you the newest frozen obsession for a bunch of Hub City residents was different than the rest?

What if I also told you that people stand in lines two dozen people deep waiting to get their hands on one of these “Instaworthy” desserts?

It’s TRUE. All of it.

About Penguinos Hermanos Shaved Ice

Newly introduced to the Upstate 2 years ago, the owners of the Penguinos Hermanos Raspados quickly found themselves needing a second, and third truck added to their fleet. This year they added a fifth. You’re probably wondering what the fuss is about?

Fresh fruit syrup, that’s what makes the difference. Once you try a shaved ice this way, you’ll be ruined for any other kind. I have seen people stand in the pouring rain waiting to get one.

They are that good.

Most of the options include freshly made fruit syrups layered with sweet cream or mango syrup poured over shaved ice. Our family favorites are the Fresa Colada (Strawberry syrup, sweet cream, coconut cream & coconut flakes over shave ice) and the Fourberries (sweet cream, blackberry, strawberry, cranberry & blueberry over shave ice).

Flavors also include some flavors you might be surprised to see, like Guava, sour cherry, and tamarind.

The Fresh fruit shaved ice only comes in one size and is $6.50. They are definitely a share-able size, although once you start I doubt you’ll want to hand it off.

Fresh fruit, not your thing? That’s OK, they also have traditional shave ice with the flavored syrups you can find elsewhere. They offer all the local favorites including tigers blood, and a small is just $3.

Are you craving one yet?

It’s Happiness in a cup


Pinguinos Hermanos Locations

Follow Pinguinos Hermanos on social media to find out when they are open.

Pinguinos Hermanos in Greer is regularly located in front of the Advance Auto parts at 14215 East Wade Hampton in Greer

The Pinguinos Hermanos Spartanburg locations vary.

Have you tried one of these yummy shaved ices yet? Which is your favorite flavor?

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom to two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures! She enjoys sharing her finds with friends and loves even more that she can share them with Kidding Around readers! She can be found on Instagram @figuringthisoutdotcom

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Thank you


This article is so true! We can’t wait to go get one again. We were hooked!