Sneaux House snowball shop open in Luling 

Temperatures are rising as the summer heats up, but there’s a brand new place to cool down.

The Sneaux House Snowballs held its grand opening Sunday in Luling, and owner Pamela Guthrie says she’s thrilled to bring a host of snowball flavors and a few other tasty treats to her hometown – this has been a goal of hers for quite a while.

“I’ve been trying to open something here for three years … I waited a year for one place and it didn’t work out, and then another for six months … but this place became available and I feel like God’s really blessed me. I think this is one of the best spots you can have,” she said.

Guthrie got into the snowball business for a simple reason – she loves snowballs. It certainly doesn’t hurt that she has a bit of a knack for making them, however. 

“My ice is great,” Guthrie said with a laugh. “It’s like ice cream. It takes a little longer to make, but it’s a good snowball.”

Is there a favorite flavor?

For Guthrie, it depends on the time you ask, but these days it’s one of her newest flavors. 

“Dragon fruit – I just got it, and it’s my new favorite,” Guthrie said. 

Photo courtesy Kelly Bourgeois

Other unique flavors include blue eagle, coconut, dinosaur, Georgia peach, root beer, pralines, bubble gum and silver fox. Some flavors are self-evident – the others you’ll have to try. 

The Sneaux House has eight flavors of Italian Ice and serves that and Dippin Dots by the scoop. The shop serves soft-serve ice cream as well as shakes and sno-shakes. She said there will also be weekly specials once the shop hits its stride. 

One thing that’s clear when Guthrie speaks about the snowball shop is that she in no way intends for it to be only a snowball shop. There will be food items available, including crab boil potatoes and cheese, nachos, hot dogs and pickles. 

But it will also be a place for a family to spend some time for an outing.

“I’ll have Connect 4, cornhole, a tent and cover picnic tables, chalkboards, tic tac toe … eventually I’d like to have a little dunking booth,” Guthrie said. “I want to have things for the kids to come and do and enjoy themselves.”

She also plans to have some special seasonal visitors. 

At Christmas we’ll have Santa,” she said. “We’ll have some fake snow, and have Santa come out to see the kids.”

Guthrie also has a prayer board displayed for anyone who’d like to leave a prayer or find inspiration from those displayed before. 

“I take my prayers home,” she said. “I have a little prayer room where I pray for people … God’s really blessed me, so I need to do His work.”

The Sneaux House is located at 101 Oak Ln. Suite D in Luling and can be reached at sneauxhouse@yahoo.com. The shop is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 7 p.m. each day. 

 

About Ryan Arena 3004 Articles
Sports Editor