Over the past several summers Wooly's Ice, Ponji Juice Bar, and Snow & Tell introduced New York to snow ice. Though it often resembles shaved ice in variety and abundance of toppings, it's creamier, thanks to a base in which milk, water, and flavoring are frozen together.
At Snowdays, where the confection is called shaved cream, a half-dozen flavored bases can be combined with a bewildering number of toppings and drizzles. Here, the shaved "sweet milk" base has been dressed with almond, waffle cone, and banana toppings and salted caramel and condensed milk drizzles (about $7 all in). A friend and I split this for dessert after a nearby dinner, but if you're willing to imagine a bowl of cereal just out of the deep freeze, it almost looks like breakfast.
241 East 10th St. (First-Second Aves.), Manhattan