Hi everyone, recently had the idea of creating a business in the UK with shave ice (maybe just the summertime since how bad the weather is here) and I'm in the process of making a few things and testing out flavours and ways to shave the ice, I was considering going down the route of hand shaving instead of using a machine. I have a hand shaver, and have tried shaving on a block of ice and seem to having some problems getting the consistency right. The ice either just shatters into many pieces or doesn't go into my ice shaver at all and flies beyond the block of ice.
I'm using this shaver - http://pics.mexgrocer.com/images/50409-87174.jpg
It has an adjustable blade length.
Does the ice have to clear in order to shave well? I just froze it over night.
I'm not sure how many people have gone down this route of shaving ice, but I thought I'd put it out there and ask for some help because I've become a bit unstuck.