Sno-Balls at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express (Disneyland’s Kaki-Gori!)

To kick off Mardi Gras weekend, I thought it’d be fun to highlight one of the little-known treats at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District!

This is a counter-service location serving some great New Orleans specialties, including hand-made beignets (AWESOME — stay tuned for a review of those babies), po-boys, catfish, gumbo, jambalaya, Mint Juleps, and more! And how many times have I just walked right by this place on my way to Disneyland??

Anyway, one of the newer treats debuted at the Jazz Kitchen Express are the Sno-Balls! A lot like shave ice or Kaki-Gori, these are icy treats doused in sweet, sour, and specialty syrups!

They even have condensed milk, chocolate, and coffee flavored options. You can easily compare these to the Kaki-Gori found in Epcot’s Japan in Disney World!

Sno-Balls Menu

Predictable me chose sour lemon and cherry for my Sno-Ball! It was cool and refreshing — perfect for the August evening. And the serving size was quite large for $2.99. I was impressed!! And the flavors were perfect. While the lemon was not-too-sour, it provided just enough pucker power to complement the sweet cherry.

Sour Lemon and Cherry Flavored Sno-Ball

As I mentioned, stay tuned next week for more New Orleans flair from Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen!! I can’t wait to share those warm, powdery beignets with you!! :-)

Have you grabbed a snack at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express? Let us know what flavor Sno-Ball you would try!


  1. Kathy Coppola says

    Did anyone else notice the misspelling of “Specialty” on the sign? Yikes! Aside from that, I would love to try about 8 of these flavors. I need to get out to Disneyland, for the sake of my children of course. I can’t deprive them of such a learning experience!

  2. says

    Nice to see some additional authenticity in New Orleans Square. Condensed milk is pretty popular as a snowball topping.

    Snowballs with soft serve ice cream on top or inside are also popular.

  3. Chrissy says

    I’ll totally have to try one of the sugar free flavors whenever I get out to Disneyland! As a recently diagnosed diabetic, I’m happy to see that I don’t have to give up everything to keep my blood sugar level at decent level.

  4. Heather says

    Yum! Here in actual New Orleans–sno balls are a summer main stay! I’m glad to see Ralph has brought them to Disneyland! (However, you cannot get a snow ball at any of Ralph’s restaurants here . . . )

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