James Beard Foundation:
America's Classics award, 2014
From the restaurant's website:
"Hansen's Sno-Bliz was started by Ernest and Mary Hansen in 1939. Ernest invented the first ice shaving machine and Mary created her own flavored syrups. Decades later, Hansen's still makes its own flavors every day, from Mary's secret recipes, and creates snoballs from the original machine. The combination of fluffy ice and homemade syrups demand that each Sno-Bliz be made in layers – ice, syrup, ice, syrup, and so forth – so that the final product is fully saturated upholding the Hansen's motto: 'There are no shortcuts to quality.' Hansen's is now owned and operated by Ernest and Mary's granddaughter, Ashley."
"Never open for enough hours or days of the year, Hansen’s keeps overheated Uptowners dying for the cool offerings of pails of fruit, chocolate and crème flavored sno-balls."
— offBeat magazine
"Hansen’s offers lots of nostalgia along with the quintessential Nectar Cream."
— New Orleans magazine