365 New Orleans: Mardi Gras Snowballs NOLA



Mardi Gras Snowballs NOLA is owned and operated by Mario Bogran. Growing up in New Orleans, snowballs were the biggest treat for him. But the one thing he hated about them was waiting in line. 

After spending time in Minnesota and seeing people eat ice cream in the dead of winter, he wondered why there wasn’t an option to get a snowball in December. Once returning the Crescent City, Mario got a Snowizard machine and started Mardi Gras Snowballs. Mario says the secret to his product is keeping the blades very sharp for the finest ice.

These snowballs truly flake up like a freshly made one after just 5-10 minutes of defrosting. Best part: if you can’t finish, you can always refreeze for later!




1. What products and services do you offer? 

I specialize in frozen snowballs. Each snowball is made by hand off my Snowizard machine, like the real snowballs are made. As I make them, I seal and put a lid on them and freeze them. You take it out of the freezer and let it stand 5-10 minutes at room temperature and it’s like eating a freshly made snowball. I have 25 flavors, the traditional flavors. They come in a 16oz Mardi Gras cup with a lid. If you can’t finish it put it back in the freezer and take out later and it will be the same. Great for parties of all ages, what kid doesn’t like a snowball and what adult wouldn’t like to spike their own snowball. You don’t have to wait in line and the best part you can have it home anytime you want, day or night, rain or shine.


2. How long have you been in business? 

3 years


3. How do people find you online? 



4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

These really are just like buying a fresh snowball and now you have the opportunity have them year-round!


5. Lagniappe Info. 

I have 25 flavors – which are the traditional ones found at most stands. 

You can find these snowballs at Dorignac’s, Langenstein’s Uptown, and Laplaco Seafood. the Hilton on Julia also carries them.

We can put them in your own personalized cups as long as there is a 3″ opening so the product can be sealed – which is perfect for weddings and birthday parties!


Call Mario to order these snowballs for your next event at 504-495-1495


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