Get To Know… The North Shore Shave Ice

The North Shore Shave Ice

April 2014

JJ and Millie Vega

JJ is from Texas, while Millie is from around Clay Center, KS.  They met in Emporia Kansas after Millie had finished school and JJ was still enrolled.  Millie is a certified medical coder and currently works for Wichita Radiology Group, while JJ spent 12 years working for Laser Quest and recently traded that all in for Shave Ice and substitute teaching.  In addition, JJ has been teaching private lessons on guitar, banjo, bass, ukulele, and violin for the past 5 years currently holding 17 students. Throughout their 15+ years of marriage, they both have shared a fondness for quality Shave Ice and are equally as passionate about quality and customer service!

The North Shore Shave Ice was started by friends of ours April 2014. In February of 2018 my wife and I purchased the business. My wife and I are currently in our second year of business. The North Shore is a Hawaiian Shave Ice truck that is bringing the island taste to the midwest.  We shave ice right off the block and serve it with syrup direct from the islands. We pride ourselves in our soft snow like texture.

I have always had an affinity for Shave Ice, Hawaii, and Hawaiian culture.  I used to frequent the snow cone shacks in my hometown and quickly learned the difference between them all.  After I bought my first shaver for my house, I learned how to make them and started talking about starting up a business.  When our friends mentioned they were selling their snow cone trailer and business, my wife and I thought it was time to take the leap and see what lies ahead.  The rest is delicious history in the making.

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Our most popular item is the Shark Attack.  It is shave ice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle.  The flavor is Blue Hawaii and Tigers Blood. It is topped off with Gummy Sharks and Sour Patch Kids.

You can reach us through our Facebook or Instagram page The North Shore Shave Ice
By phone or text at 316-200-2499, or by email at
We also have a website,

You can also stop in and see us at the corner of 37th and N Woodlawn unless we are at an event. Keep up with us on our Facebook page for hours of operation. We are north of 96 next to the Walgreens and O’Reillys.

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