Iceskimo is a summer pop-up store in San Diego, serving snow-shaved ice! I was ultra-excited because I love snow-shaved ice, and my friend said that she visited during the soft opening and really liked it. I saw that there was a grand opening event two Saturdays ago, with free snow ice in the afternoon, so of course I had to go check it out!
True to the pop-up concept, Iceskimo is located inside Pangea Bakery. It is open for the summer (July-September), Fridays through Sundays only.
The shop is set up to the right of the cake display case. Pangea actually had quite a bit of space there, I wasn’t sure what was there before they opened up Iceskimo.
Here’s their menu of all the shaved snow flavors:
I was really intrigued by their “Bubble Tea Deconstructed” snow, which had oolong milk tea snow with honey boba and condensed milk. But, the two free snows being offered that day for the grand opening special were the Fresh Strawberry and the Cookie Monster.
Several of my friends opted for the strawberry snow, but I didn’t try any because I was sick. My friends enjoyed it, but they thought that the shortcake was a little odd. The shortcake isn’t normally on their menu, though – the strawberry snow on the menu features mini mochi and strawberry purée instead.
I chose the Cookie Monster, which had black sesame snow. S and I both loved the black sesame snow, which had an intense flavor. The texture of the snow was also really good – the layers were thin and very “fluffy”. We thought that the strawberries were weird, so I scooped them out and gave them to someone else… haha. The crushed Oreos worked pretty well with the black sesame snow, though. I’ll definitely be getting this one again in the future!
Since these were free samples, each cup was obviously pretty small. However, the normal-sized portions look pretty generous. As you can see, they also feature Belgian waffles, which I’m also interested in trying. (There were some bite-sized pieces of the waffles for sampling – it was pretty good, but a little bit cold so I want to try the freshly made ones!)
Overall, I was really happy with this place! The snow shaved ice here is definitely the best I’ve had in San Diego. It’s only open on the weekends for the summer, so be sure to stop by before they’re gone!
4689 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
Hours: Fri-Sun 12PM-11PM