Snow Cones in December could only make sense in a Texas winter, and would only be this highly anticipated when it's MAM'S House of Ice serving them up. Back in October we told you that New Orleans-style "snoball" truck MAM'S House of Ice would be opening a brick-and-mortar shop this year.
After years of searching for the ideal location, Mary Ann McBee and her business partner Ariana Espinoza nabbed a 780-square-foot space at 1040 West Cavalcade and filled it with what McBee calls "New Orleans décor and some whimsical snoball fun." McBee and Espinoza are excited to welcome customers to this permanent location that was sought out with families in mind, since the owners purposely avoided strip center locations in favor of a building where guests can spread out blankets and picnic tables. The shop itself is small but bigger than their mobile business, and it allows them to get orders out faster. "We hated to see people wait an hour to get a snoball, and now we'll have about two to three machines," McBee said told us. The space also means that they can now have savory food on offer, too. The new menu includes portable pies from Oh My Pocket Pies, Frito Pies and Cleburne Corn. And thankfully, with a cool-weather debut comes café au lait, Abuelita Hot Chocolate and other warm drinks. Check out the menus here: