Frosty, colorful snowballs (or “snoballs”) are a favorite way to cool off during New Orleans’ sweltering summer months. Locals line up at their favorite stands for Styrofoam cups packed high with the flavored shaved ice. Similar to granitas or snow cones snowballs come in all sorts of flavors, but the ice crystals are so soft and fluffy they practically dissolve in your mouth. Thanks to our Test Kitchen, you don’t have to travel to Louisiana to enjoy a snowball. This easy recipe makes a close reproduction, and all you need is a few ingredients, a food processor, and some time. Unlike a granita, which is continually scraped with a fork for an icy texture, these snowballs are as soft and creamy as sorbet. And there’s no scraping required—the frozen fruit mixture is blended in a food processor. This recipe includes variations for blueberry, lime, and watermelon snowballs. Choose your favorite flavor and enjoy a break from the heat.