According to VisitMaryland.org, “Snowballs started out as a Baltimore tradition in the 1800s, and during the Great Depression, were known as ‘penny sundaes’ or ‘hard-time sundaes,’ but now you can find them throughout the central region and scattered across the state.”
If you live in Baltimore or the surrounding area, you probably have your favorite spot to indulge in for your customized icy creation. My current choice is Sensational Snowball, located in Towson, MD. They understand what I want from my summertime treat. I want enough flavored-syrup to cover all of the ice in my cup. There’s nothing worst than getting through the lower parts of your snowball and finding no syrup. No bueno!
Then there’s the choice of marshmallow or plain. I’ve even seen people put ice cream in between layers of the crushed ice. Now that’s living on the wild side! It’s a world of pleasure! On a hot summer’s day, make sure to get your cold snowball treat.