The Shaved Ice That Will Ruin You for the Rest is Right Here in Spartanburg, SC

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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 Upstate, SC 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 several years ago, the owners of the Penguinos Hermanos Raspados quickly found themselves needing a second, and third truck added to their fleet. Last year they added a fifth! I bet 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. And, I was standing right there alongside them.

They are that good.

Most of the options include freshly made fruit syrups layered with sweet cream or mango syrup poured over shaved ice.

The Specialty flavors are $7 and come in so many delicious flavors!

  • Fresa Colada – Our Family Favorite
    Strawberry syrup, sweet cream, coconut cream & coconut flakes
  • Fourberries – Our Family Favorite
    sweet cream, blackberry, strawberry, cranberry & blueberry
  • Cremango
    Mango & Sweet Cream
  • Carolina Peach
    Sweet Cream, Banana & Strawberry
  • Georgia Peach
    Peaches, Strawberries & Cream
  • Coffee Lovers
    Coconut, coffee & Pecans
  • Gloria
    Banana, Strawberry & Cream
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Fruit Colada
  • Diablito
  • Pecan King
    Pecans & Sweat Cream
  • Guava Colada
  • Pistachio & Cream
  • The Golden Nugget
    Mango, Pecan, Sweat Cream & Coconut flakes
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Fregonada
    Strawberries, Mango & Sweet Cream
  • Mangonada
    Mango, Chili, & Tamarind
  • Nanches
    Sour Cherry

They are definitely a share-able size, although once you start I doubt you’ll want to hand it off.

Fresh fruit, not your jam (haha get it??) 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 $4

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.
Follow them on Social Media to find out where they will pop-up next!

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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8 months ago

Please come back to Spartanburg 💜💜 We’ve been looking for you 🙂

1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

Thank you