I was at a gathering in Old Town last night when I saw an awesomely amazing, high-tech, sno cone mobile drive past.
We flagged it down, and the kind couple who runs it – Carmond and Mike Young — backed it up and let our group order up some of their shaved ice goodness.
Kona Ice, which my colleague Joe Stumpe recently wrote about in detail, is part of a franchise that the Youngs recently bought into. It’s decorated with a giant, thirsty penguin and has a unique feature: A row of self-serve flavor dispensers on the side of the truck that let customers color their own ice.
The truck tools around neighborhoods and sometimes parks at places such as swimming pools and churches.
Prices range from $2 for a small shaved ice up to $5 for the Cowabunga. I got a $3 regular flavored with banana, and it was fabulous.
The truck updates its location via its Facebook page. Today, it’s making a tour of local swimming pools.
For more information — or to book Kona Ice for a party — call 316-644-3933.