Mix all of the ingredients together until the sugar dissolves and the cardamom disperses.
Fill the cup with shaved ice. Sculpt the top into a nice round shape. Drizzle 60-90ml of the coconut and cardamom mixture over the top.
If you want a stronger coconut flavor, you can sprinkle some dried coconut bits on top. Pistachios are also a beautiful and delicious garnish. And if you want the ultimate creamy coconut experience, a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk is a must. I learned about this from a friend who grew up in Japan and always enjoyed her snow cones this way as a little girl.
*I recommend Lakewood Organic Coconut Juice, which has a strong coconut flavor and a few all-natural thickeners, so the syrup ends up being nice and creamy.