Sunshine, balmy breezes and icy treats – what’s not to love about summer? Noosa-born outfit Happy Pops delivers a year-round summer experience with its eye-catching (and downright delicious) gelato concept. The cool brainchild of chef Augusta Puttkammer and husband Ian Offering, Happy Pops hawks what they describe as ‘happiness on a stick’, that is premium artisanal gelato and sorbet made with natural Australian ingredients. Taking over the former home of Nitrogenie on the Stanley Street Plaza in 2019, Happy Pops creates beach-inspired fun with a menu of delicious pre-made gelato pops pasteurised and infused at the time of creation. Pre-made flavours include Hokey Pokey with Australian honeycomb, homemade caramel sauce and Belgium chocolate, fruit pavlova with vanilla gelato, Belgium white chocolate, freeze-dried raspberries and real passionfruit, and the salted caramel with caramel sauce, chocolate and Murray River pink salt. Guests can also create their own custom pop or opt for a Happy Shake to go, while vegans can enjoy pops containing milk alternatives.