There’s arguably no more popular American dessert than ice cream. In fact, the average person in the U.S. will consume ice cream 28.5 times this year. For LA residents with a serious sweet tooth, the newly opened Museum of Ice Cream might just be the perfect treat — that is, if you can even get in.
Described as “a place where flavors are mysteries, toppings are toys, and sprinkles make the world a better place,” the Museum of Ice Cream offers a unique, immersive experience featuring 10 different galleries that bring candy fantasy to an entirely new level. Visitors will walk through rooms filled with giant Plexiglas popsicles, pastel pink telephones, trampolines, and mint plants growing in chocolate spiked soil.
Best of all, each room is filled with something you can smell, touch, and, perhaps most importantly, eat. Visitors can sample sorbet, miniature scoops, and even the museum’s own concoction called I Scream For Breakfast (which is appropriately sandwiched between pancakes and served in a pink skillet).
For many social media lovers, the museum is Instagram heaven. The installations are tailor-made for social media shares. After all, while 21.23 million people lived in a house that had a pool in 2015, it’s not every day that you get a chance to swim in a pool full of rainbow sprinkles. The sprinkles aren’t edible, sadly, but you can still hop in a heart-shaped pool float and soak up the experience. Plus, there are real jars of sprinkles available in their gift shop.
The Museum of Ice Cream first opened its doors in New York City, where it immediately became a viral sensation. Now, Los Angelenos can share the joys of ice cream heaven.
Created as an homage to both sweet treats and childhood imagination, the museum was intended to be a limited pop-up that would close at the end of May. But because ticket sales were so successful — they sold out almost instantly — they expanded the run through June. Those tickets sold out too, so slowpoke ice cream obsessives may be out of luck.
But for those who don’t live in LA or NYC, at least there are plenty of ice cream
shops to satisfy your craving. Don’t forget the sprinkles.