“Museum of Ice Cream is a lick-able, likable, shareable ice cream-centric experience. Interactive highlights from the inaugural iteration in New York include a swimmable rainbow sprinkle pool, edible balloons, an immersive chocolate room and a collaborative massive ice cream sundae.” After seeing this description and the alluring pictures on the Museum of Ice Cream Instagram I had to experience it for myself.
After two persistent attempts I was able to snag tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream! Don’t underestimate this feat because tickets sold out in minutes. You have to pick a day, pick a time frame and choose between a one or two ticket option. Your official ticket is then sent to you one day prior to the event. It’s a pretty intense process but it’s so worth it, and here is why:
The Museum of Ice Cream is filled with a world of lick-able wonder. As soon as you enter, you’re greeted with a cup of ice cream, and a colorful experience. In each room you learn a little about the history of ice cream and how it has transformed over time. Most importantly, each room has an interactive activity that you can participate in. By the way did you know that if you mix sugar with water and add helium you’d get a sticky and sweet balloon? I didn’t know but apparently at the Museum of Ice Cream, it’s possible.
Moving to the next room, I saw a mound of ice cream and a wall of ice cream scoopers. Can you get the concept here? Apparently we’re suppose to contribute to the mound of ice cream by scooping ice cream and adding it to the mound. It was interesting to see but not edible, so lets move to next room! The chocolate room smelled like sweet milky deliciousness and offered M&M’s to enlighten your taste buds.
This next room is a crowd favorite. It’s a pool filled with colorful sprinkles. I know exactly what you’re thinking, “are they real sprinkles?” and “are they edible?” The answer is “no” but it’s fun activity to play around in and it’s perfect for a fun photo opportunity.
The tour of the Museum of Ice Cream is almost over but not before you indulge in an ice cream cone. What’s a ice cream museum without a cone? There’s a few steps for this experience. Step 1 is to dissolve the “Miracle Berry” in your mouth, Step 2 is to taste the lemon that has now transformed from sour to extremely sweet and Step 3 is to enjoy your ice cream.
The Museum of Ice Cream is a short lived interactive ice cream experience. Even though the pop up museum has now concluded, I overheard talk that it may pop up in another city. Check back here and I’ll keep you updated once more information is released. Until then, visit some of my favorite Ice Cream Parlor’s here.