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).