Fluffy Duffy’s Snow Cream (Rolando)

IMG_1218  Anh has been eyeing this place for awhile now as we pass by almost weekly to grab our free Friday Ralph’s items. It is located near SDSU, right across the street from Ralph’s in a small shopping mall. They serve snow cream, aka shaved snow, shaved ice, and ice cream. If you don’t know the difference between snow cream and shaved ice, don’t worry,  after all they do all sound the same. The biggest difference is shaved ice is ground up ice flavored with different syrups and other toppings like condensed milk and ice cream. The snow cream flavor is conceived by mixing the various flavors along with milk and water beforehand, which are then frozen into cylinders. Special machines are used to shave thin sheets or ribbons into your cup where you can then add toppings.


The price is fairly reasonable at $3.50 for a cup. It isn’t as large as some other shaved snow places but it is cheaper than most places. I also like how they don’t try to charge you for all the different drizzles and even told us if we wanted more condensed milk to come back and get some at no charge.


These are the flavors they generally carry.


Since they run out of certain flavors they make sure to let you know what flavors they have for the day.


The woman working there mentioned her favorite was fruit burst. Horchata was already selected as soon as I laid my eyes on the menu. For our second flavor we had a decision to make. Ultimately, we chose chili mango as we felt it went better with the horchata. We’ll have to try fruit burst next time! The horchata was very strong, but in a good way. There was no mistaking we were eating horchata. We were asked if we wanted extra cinnamon on top, but we opted not to. Anh is not the biggest cinnamon fan, plus we wanted to taste it on its own. I really enjoyed eating this and could see myself coming back for just this. It was clean, refreshing, sweet, and smooth.

The chili mango we didn’t enjoy as much. It didn’t have very much mango sweetness to it. The chili was very subtle, which is good because too much would be off putting. If it had more sweet mango essence we’d be much more inclined to get it again.

I’m sure we’ll venture back to try fruit blast and some of the other flavors. They do make their own snow cream flavors, and it is great to see some unique ones at that. Afterwards, I couldn’t help but compare to Viva Pops and thinking about all the possible flavor combinations! See Mary and Kirbies reviews for their experience at Fluffy Duffy’s.

Fluffy Duffy’s Snow Cream
6686 El Cajon Blvd., Ste. E
San Diego, CA 92115
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Fooood! I love it if you can't tell already. I love everything about it. The taste, the smell, the look, the feel, the satisfaction, the gratification, and ultimately: the fun! I've been in San Diego for about 10 years now and it amazes me that there are still places to uncover. Traveling, eating, and taking pictures of food has always been a hobby of mine. So naturally Michael and I thought it made sense to share what we found with all of you. I tend to side with the savory but never shy away from a knock out dessert. If you have a place you think we haven't tried let us know! We're always on the lookout...

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2 Comments on “Fluffy Duffy’s Snow Cream (Rolando)”

  1. I love snow ice and really want to try this place but it’s so far from where I live! 🙁 I’m glad that snow ice places are popping up all over San Diego, though! The horchata sounds so yummy~

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