Shaved ice (刨冰) is a popular dessert made of thin ice shavings with a fluffy snow-like quality and a gazillion toppings to choose from (fresh fruits, red beans, grass jelly, taro, mung beans… this could go on forever).
We ordered a mango shaved ice with strawberries, kiwi, mangoes, and topped with a giant scoop of mango ice cream and drizzled (copiously) with condensed milk. This is pretty much happiness in a large bowl, especially on those hot summer days. NOM.
Smoothie House (思慕昔) is a popular shaved ice chain in Taipei and packed when we arrived.