Sarasota is now home to another Baltimore favorite alongside the Orioles, the snowball. Eric Garfield, a native of Baltimore and the owner of Baltimore Snowball Factory brings his passion for creating this delicious treat to downtown Sarasota. The snowballs are made in the exact manner as they are made at snowball stands throughout Baltimore. Keeping the tradition alive while creating a new venue for this unique product is what the Baltimore Snowball Factory is all about.
The snowball by its Baltimore definition, is an inexpensive, refreshing and delicious combination of crunchy pieces of ice and flavored syrup.
The history of the snowball dates back to the Industrial Revolution when large blocks of ice were shipped from northeastern states through Baltimore on their way to places like Florida and Louisiana. Children in Baltimore would wait for shavings of ice as the wagons made their way through the city. Eventually mothers began to prepare syrups to flavor the ice, using a combination of eggs, vanilla and sugar, creating the flavor now known as egg cream.
The Baltimore Snowball Factory prepares these icy treats just as made in Baltimore. Served in a white foam cup and eaten with a long white spoon, keeps them original. Marshmallow topping finishes the job.
Baltimore Snowball Factory is a perfect idea for birthday or pool parties, or any time you want to add something special to your event. They bring the ice machine, syrups, marshmallow, cups, spoons and napkins. Each party is customized to your taste and individual needs.
“I was in Snowball Heaven!! Best of Luck to you Eric! You certainly put a Smile on my Face!! Definitely will be recommending to all my Family and Friends! Nice to have a little taste of Home in Sarasota!!” – Carrie Kim Lockner
“So excited when I saw this today at Ed Smith Stadium! Had my chocolate snowball with marshmallow! A real treat from my childhood in Baltimore!! Thanks so much for being here! Welcome to Sarasota!” – Melinda Press
“Great Oldtime Snowballs! While on our way to St Armandas, we saw a sign advertising Snowballs and stopped. This quaint little shop had every kind of snowball flavor you could imagine. There were several sizes to choose from, with ample amount of flavoring added to make a enjoyable cooling hot day treat. We are from Maryland and snowballs are big here, so we know what we are talking about. If you have near had a snowball before, you are in for a treat. Shaved ice with flavoring on a hot day is like a refreshing fruitydrink. Prices were reasonable.” – BeHappy369
Baltimore now operates from the snowball truck. You can rent it for your parties: