I’ve been dying to go to the Museum of Ice Cream ever since it was a pop up in New York City. (Right after I moved away, darn!)
Finally I made it! Here’s the low down.
Very cute. All pink and pastel-y and full of kitsch. I’m subtracting a few points for the sticky floors. But everyone is wandering around chomping on ice cream so sticky floors shouldn’t be that surprising. Also, you’re eating ice cream, who cares?
To get inside you can take the stairs or go down a slide. We picked the slide, duh!
The Ice Cream
This museum isn’t like the Tate or the Louvre where you wander through endless rooms, circling back on yourself a million times trying to assuage your OCD by confirming that you saw every last blippin’ piece of art. (No, just me?)
There’s one set route at the Museum of Ice Cream and there are sweet treats along the way!
SPOILER ALERT: I’m about to tell you all about the kinds of ice cream you’ll get to eat. I assure you, they’ll still taste as good, even if you know what’s coming!
The first one was an ice pop, kind of like an otter pop. Choose your own flavor!
Your choice between a sprinkle cup or a little sprinkle cone. I picked the tiny cone, because: tiny cones!
Lemonade dip’n dots. (My first time to try these – they don’t have them under the rock where I live.)
Pumpkin pie treat: vanilla ice cream in a pie crust with pumpkin flavored chocolate shell on top.
My personal fave: a cookie sandwich! Chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream in between. mmm.
There is no sixth one, I just felt bad after making this list, like I’m somehow infringing on MOIC’s proprietary ice cream scoop. I’m sorry.
I won’t spoil these like I spoiled the ice cream flavors, but everyone knows about the sprinkle pool by now. I was so excited to play in it until I got there and realized I’m way too big of a germaphobe to actually get in. I put one foot in to say I did, and then made do with some photos. Enjoy!
THE COUP DE GRAS (aka Sprinkle Pool):
Glad I went but definitely only a one time thing. It felt a little bit like visiting a stage set up for a photoshoot but honestly, I had fun taking goofy photos while I was there so can’t really count that as a drawback!
At $38 per ticket with an additional $6.50 service fee, I thought it was a tad expensive for what it was. Still fun to do once though!