Hansen's Sno-Bliz Shop is a true New Orleans institution has been around since 1939. The founder, Ernest Hansen, invented the first ice-shaving machine, which makes the ice perfectly fluffy. Adding his wife, Mary’s, homemade syrups makes these snowballs the perfect summer treat for a hot New Orleans summer day. Be prepared to wait in line for an hour or more, but it’s worth it! Located at the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Bordeaux.