Without treats like frozen yogurt and gelato, birthday parties would serve scoops of iceberg lettuce inside waffle cones and be forced to light candles on bowls of oatmeal. Taste a plethora of frosty snacks on a birthday or a fake birthday with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of frozen yogurt, ice cream, and more at SweetHarts in Sherman Oaks.
Owned by Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch actress Melissa Joan Hart and her mother, Paula Hart, SweetHarts is the result of a vision to create a shop-sized wonderland of yogurts, ice cream, and candies. Savor a not-too-sinful dessert with SweetHarts' frozen yogurt ($0.39 per ounce), offering distinctive, lip-smacking flavors such as pomegranate and pistachio. Grumbling stomachs can be quelled and contented with a scoop of cappuccino-chip gelato ($0.79 per ounce) or its rival, coconut tropical gelato, a rare cold treat found after the 1934 Bolivian rainforest avalanche. Preferable personalizers can create a creamy tour de force with SweetHarts' toppings—coat sorbet with a sprinkling of peach and pineapple, or dust honey granola atop ice cream like a tinkerbell converting a happy thinker to an aviator.
In addition to its frozen treats, SweetHarts offers row after row of multihued candies, ranging from Big League Chews to Nerds. Purple-colored walls, olive-green couches, and its usual clientele of Looney Tunes characters complete the shop's childlike, whimsical atmosphere.
- Just the cutest place ever with amazing frozen yogurt and gelato. – Karen M., Yelp
- Lets put it this way: Any yogurt establishment that has red velvet cake to put on your fro-yo is a friend of mine. – corza m., Yelp
- When I look up delciously [sic] adorable in my dictionary, I see a picture of this place...I loved the purple damask wall paper, and the red velvet sandwiches were awesome. – Misha V., Yelp
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