6825 W Russell Rd #135
Las Vegas, 89118
Sun-Fri: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

After five whole hours of non-stop studying, my entire group was too tired to drive anywhere and we settled on visiting an ice cream shop just next door to the cafe we were at. To our surprise, the only thing they served was shaved ice cream, which is basically a condensed form of regular ice cream. I don’t know if it was my fatigue or my love for condensed milk, but it was love at first bite.

When I think of an ice cream shop, I’d imagine that the place would have a couple of customers. But each time I arrive at Fluff Ice, the place itself is empty. The employees looked like the only thing on their mind is the moment they clock out. I’m not sure why they haven’t been able to pull in more customers, but it could be due to the fact that there is a multitude of ice cream shops in Las Vegas.

However, the premise of shaved ice cream is a gimmick in and of itself. It’s just a crushed version of rolled ice cream, except that it melts faster than an ice cube in death valley. But the winning factor of shaved ice cream is that it isn’t as overly sweet as most deserts. However, if one prefers eating sugary garbage, there’s an unlimited amount of condensed milk to go around.

I ordered the ‘Halo Halo,’ but what I got was more of a barebones version of the Filipino dessert–and I loved it. When I order the same thing at a different restaurant, I usually ask for the same toppings that Fluff Ice offers–red beans and mangos. But what I can’t get over is the pricing. For a mini, it’s $4.25, but for a regular is just 75 cents more. The size difference is night and day, you can easily share a regular with two other people. Meanwhile, the smaller size is enough for a small child.

With that issue aside, there aren’t any defining qualities to the atmosphere of Fluff Ice, it just seems like a regular ice cream shop. Is that a bad thing? Not at all. They offer a ‘vanilla’ version of the standard run-of-the-mill shaved ice and I couldn’t be happier. Fluff Ice isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel or be the kingpin of all desserts in Las Vegas.

I’m not the biggest fan of desserts or anything sweet, in general. However, Fluff Ice does ice cream right when it comes to taste. In the end, I can overlook the atmosphere and sizing. After all, I’m only there to eat ice cream and that’s it.

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