Update: The Happy Cup is now Homespun Kitchen. They still offer frozen yogurt, but focus more on acai bowls, wraps, and the like. This review may or may not reflect the current restaurant.
Walking through the Beaches Town Center at the end of Atlantic Boulevard, you’ll run into a little frozen yogurt shop called Happy Cup. Except Happy Cup is so much more than just a frozen yogurt shop. Everyone’s had frozen yogurt and to most of us they all seem about the same or at least very similar. Happy Cup is different. First off it’s not a chain. It’s not a franchise. It’s the only one. If you’re into buying local, why should your yogurt be any different? Secondly it’s made from scratch and there’s nothing artificial added. Rather than the chemical laden, dairy filled science project that is most frozen yogurt with typically 18 different chemicals, at Happy Cup you’ll find all natural made from scratch goodness. On top of that everything is organic. Thirdly, they offer tons of fresh and healthy food options that are actually made from scratch just like the yogurt.
We started off trying the Acai bowl. Happy Cup makes this fresh in house. With fresh organic bananas and organic honey, this bowl comes out with just the right amount of sweetness and has no added sugar. If you tend to like really smooth textures and natural fruit flavors this one’s perfect for you.
Next up was the Asian protein bowl. Almonds, carrots, green peas, ginger miso, and teriyaki sauce plus brown rice and quinoa made up this one. Too often teriyaki sauce has a thick and incredibly sticky quality too it almost like honey. The one Happy Cup uses is a good bit lighter. In each bite you tasted the flavors of the ginger miso dressing really came through. If ginger and miso are in your wheel house this bowl’s for you.
We couldn’t come and not sample at least one breakfast item so that next thing we tried was the Sweet Heat breakfast wrap. The Sweet Heat is made up of egg, cheddar, turkey bacon, hot maple sauce, and chipotle. This was my least favorite of the items I tried. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t as awesome like the rest of the items I tried. Egg and cheddar come through the strongest in each bite.
If you’re vegan or you’re in the mood for a smoothie that doesn’t contain dairy then the almond crunch smoothie might just be your thing. Containing almond milk, banana, almond butter, granola, and agave, the almond crunch smoothie offers up a taste that’s sweet, fruity and a bit nutty. We enjoyed it. Last but not least we gave The First Date shake a try. The First Date contains vanilla frozen yogurt, almond milk, almond butter, and Newman’s O’s (like organic Oreos). This milkshake is like the almond milk version of a cookies and cream milkshake with a bit of coconut thrown in for good measure. I’m not usually an almond milk fan but I loved this one. The fact that it’s healthier for me than the typical cookies and cream milkshake is just a bonus.