It’s the middle of September and Houston is still hotter than a hot dog in a hell bun. Luckily for those of us who don’t have a pool, you can still cool off with a sweet, New Orleans-inspired treat at MAM’S Snoball on W. Cavalcade in The Heights.
If you don’t know the difference between a New Orleans snoball and its snocone counterpart, the difference is the ice. Snoballs used SHAVED ice for a softer and almost creamy texture as opposed to the hard crunch of a snocone. And MAM’S snoballs come with a wide range of additional toppings, including condensed milk and gummy bears. My go-to is (and always will be) Cherry flavor with gummy bears, but if you have more adventurous tastebuds you should definitely try Dill Pickle, Creole Cream Cheese or Cajun Red Hot.
While I love all things New Orleans, this out-of-the-way find especially captured my heart due to it’s dive-like appearance. There’s nothing more New Orleans than a hole-in-wall featuring the best food you’ve ever had. If you’re feeling hot and bothered, waiting for Houston’s so-called Fall season to arrive, check it out. And let me know your favorite flavor in the comments!