The Shaved Ice That Will Ruin You for the Rest is Right Here in Greenville, South Carolina

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Love a good shaved ice? A sure sign that warmer weather is on the way is the re-opening of the shaved ice establishments in Upstate. Of course, most people have their favorites. This is funny because, really, it’s all just the same. Some crumbled-up ice topped with sugary syrup. Right?
What if we told you the newest frozen obsession for a bunch of Upstate, SC residents were different than the rest?

What if we also told you that people stand in lines two dozen people deep waiting to get their hands on one of these “Instaworthy” desserts?

It’s TRUE. All of it!
Kidding Around’s Melanie is going to introduce you to your newest fruit-topped, frozen obsession!

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About Pinguinos Hermanos Shaved Ice in Greenville & Spartanburg, South Carolina

Newly introduced to the Upstate several years ago, the owners of the Pinguinos Hermanos Raspados quickly found themselves needing a second and third truck added to their fleet. So last year, they added a fifth! I bet you’re probably wondering what the fuss is about?

Fresh fruit syrup, that’s what makes the difference. But, once you try a shaved ice this way, you’ll be ruined for any other kind. I have seen people stand in the pouring rain waiting to get one. And, I was standing right there alongside them.

They are that good.

Most of the options include freshly made fruit syrups layered with sweet cream or mango syrup poured over shaved ice.

The Specialty flavors come in so many delicious flavors!

  • Fresa Colada – Our Family Favorite
    Strawberry syrup, sweet cream, coconut cream & coconut flakes
  • Fourberries – Our Family Favorite
    sweet cream, blackberry, strawberry, cranberry & blueberry
  • Cremango
    Mango & Sweet Cream
  • Carolina Peach
    Sweet Cream, Banana & Strawberry
  • Georgia Peach
    Peaches, Strawberries & Cream
  • Coffee Lovers
    Coconut, coffee & Pecans
  • Gloria
    Banana, Strawberry & Cream
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Fruit Colada
  • Diablito
  • Pecan King
    Pecans & Sweat Cream
  • Guava Colada
  • Pistachio & Cream
  • The Golden Nugget
    Mango, Pecan, Sweat Cream & Coconut flakes
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Fregonada
    Strawberries, Mango & Sweet Cream
  • Mangonada
    Mango, Chili, & Tamarind
  • Nanches
    Sour Cherry

They are definitely a shareable size, although once you start, I doubt you’ll want to hand it off. Fresh fruit, not your jam (haha, get it??) That’s OK; they also have traditional shave ice with the flavored syrups you can find elsewhere.
They offer all the local favorites, including tigers blood! Are you craving one yet?

Getting To Know Pinguinos Hermanos

Owners: 
David Guzman

What is the most popular item on your regular menu?
Georgia peach, Gloria, Strawberry cheesecake, Golden nugget

What makes your business unique from others? 
Our flavors made with real fruit

Pinguinos Hermanos Locations & FAQ

  • Cash or Credit?
    cash only
  • Kids Menu:
    No – But kid friendly
  • Do you offer vegan/plant based options?
    yes
  • Does your menu change regularly?
    No
  • Do you cater private events?
    Yes
  • Where can hungry folks find you?
    Pinguinos Hermanos in Greer is regularly located in front of the Walmart Shopping Center in Greer
    The Pinguinos Hermanos Spartanburg locations vary.

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About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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Pinguinos hermanos
3 years ago

Thank you

Leslie
2 years ago

This article is so true! We can’t wait to go get one again. We were hooked!

Shelby
2 years ago

Please come back to Spartanburg 💜💜 We’ve been looking for you 🙂