Fluff Ice Shaved Ice Dessert

Fluff Ice Shaved Ice Dessert in Monrovia, CA.

I’m a relative newbie to the shaved ice game.  In the last two months, I’ve tried the Korean, Taiwanese, Hawaiian, and Filipino versions. Even though summer’s over, the weather is still warm enough for me to justify ice for lunch.  Today I’m going to Fluff Ice to try their version, all the way in Monrovia!



Yes, I’m driving half an hour in traffic for free frozen dessert.  But also to see my buddy Koji Steven Sakai.


Started by local residents (just out of college!!!) they’re trying to bring shaved ice to the masses. Only, it’s NOT shaved ice. It’s FLUFF ice.


They get asked that a lot, apparently:


You can either order from their ready-made menu…


…or customize your own:


Choose a size (I went with Medium).


Then a flavor:


I sample four, including the Honeydew, which was really unique. I didn’t order it though, because I had already eaten 1/2 a melon for breakfast. (But if you stop in, you should ask for it specifically, since it’s not on the menu!)

Toppings are much more unique than Pinkberry or Yogurtland. Yes, they still have the usual chocolate chips and such…


…I went for the egg pudding, taro pudding, strawberries…


…drizzled with chocolate syrup and sweetened condensed milk


Also tasted a few boba – including some cool “popping” ones!


My Fluff Ice flavor was the Original – not too sweet and I wound up getting extra condensed milk added


Was surprised how well it holds its consistency! Not super-melty at all.


There are similar “shaved snow” places I want to try (Class 302 has been on my list for a while) but they’re a bit further out. Fluff Ice is just close enough to make a weekday trek worth it; plus they have plans to go mobile soon with a food truck (followed by world domination).


21 thoughts on “Fluff Ice Shaved Ice Dessert

  1. Cindy

    I wonder…can you live on shaved ice? It would be worth a try.

    My hotel has a jar of hard candies in my room. Immediately thought of you when I saw it. 🙂

    1. Lynn at The Actors Diet Post author

      i love that when people see hard candies now they think of me, or their grandpa.

  2. Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds

    Oh my gosh! This looks divine! I want some 🙂 I imagine the Fluff Ice is a lot like Hawaiian shaved ice {the ice shavings are extremely fine & non-chunky}… although I’ve also tried Taiwanese shaved ice which was also really good.

  3. Becki @ Bites 'n Brews

    I had something similar up in Fremont and can’t find it anywhere since! Well, I actually haven’t looked anywhere since, but I’m going to start now that you reminded me! I LOVE those popping mango boba!

    1. Lynn at The Actors Diet Post author

      it’s hard to describe – creamier than ice – like milk-y snow!!!

  4. Lauren

    This is so interesting! It reminds me a “creme” ice that we have here. Like Italian Ice only creamier and more indulgent.

  5. Annie G.

    My friends and I were so excited about fluff ice last spring!!! It looks amazing; I haven’t had the popping boba outside of China! I’ve made the trip from downtown to Class 302…It was delicious and unlike anything I’d tried! 🙂 🙂 Hope you’ll be as excited as I was when you finally go!

  6. Nastassia (Let Me Eat Cake)

    fluff ice looks surprisingly good, i was a little sceptical when I saw the name but looks good! and w/ boba yes please 🙂

  7. livinglearningeating

    Fluff Ice looks amazing – I hope they get a food truck and drive it on over to Boston! 😛

  8. caloricandcrazy

    Wow! I have to try this next time I’m in So Cal…or hopefully they’ll open up some new locations in Nor Cal!

  9. Hannah (BitterSweet)

    I’ve never heard of this before, but that texture looks incredible! Oh man, I wish there was a vegan version of this, or a way to make it at home…

  10. Alice

    Fluff ice sounds awesome! And OMG popping boba. I first saw those at Yogurtland in Waikiki. So interesting, right? Thanks for the honeydew tip 🙂

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