Shaved Ice Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Tierney McFadden '22

New to Sarasota, the Vampire Penguin serves light, fluffy, creamy shaved snow with unique toppings. This unique treat stand is situated in The Landings and offers new and exciting snow cakes!

With twelve different flavors and multiple combinations, the Vampire Penguin allows customers to make-your-own cup of shaved snow or choose from the pre made recipes. Unlike other snow cone chains, the Vampire Penguin offers more than just shaved ice and syrup. They give customers the chance to combine fun toppings and flavored ice!


“I got the Sweet Tooth shaved snow and I absolutely loved it. It was such a friendly environment and open to all ages.” Madelyn Diago ’22.


The Vampire Penguin offers merchandise including t-shirts, jackets, children’s books, stuffed animals, hats, and audiobooks ranging in prices from $15 to $45. Merchandise can be purchased in store or on the website vampirepenguin.com. The site also gives the locations of other stores.


“Not only was Vampire Penguin delicious, but it was the perfect spot for a date.” Adam Blizzard ’23.


The Vampire Penguin is named for a children's story that explains the origins of a vampire penguin.