Museum of Ice Cream

We took a little trip to the Museum of Ice Cream across the street from the Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District. It was a very brief visit considering there were minimal exhibits and few historical lessons - but still a great little pick-me-up way to cool off since the weather outside is SO HOT in the city these days.

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Did you know there's a tale of two cones when it comes to the history of the ice cream cone? Who invented it? Where did it come from? Apparently an Italian living in NYC is credited with the invention of the ice cream cone, but separately and simultaneously a Syrian guy introduced a cone-shaped waffle-pastry in St. Louis at the World's Fair. (More here: click)

ice cream scoops come in all shapes + sizes

ice cream scoops come in all shapes + sizes

art inspired by ice cream

art inspired by ice cream

balloons filled with flavored helium

balloons filled with flavored helium

with a sugar-water gelatinous coating

with a sugar-water gelatinous coating

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Highlights:

  • Nommin' on a free scoop of McConnell's boysenberry ice cream

  • Jumping in a pool full of sprinkles

  • Trying the West African berry that turns sour food sweet

  • Seeing Chris' face filled with joy the whole time because he loves ice cream with a passion

Would I visit again? If someone paid for it, yes. Otherwise, probably not. It was interactive and the overall footprint was adorably laid out like a maze of Instagram backdrops... but it left much to be desired. Everything in the video of this blogpost is pretty much it!  The exhibit ended and had us asking each other: was that it? A lovely pitstop if you have family or friends visiting the city, but there are so many more stimulating and quirky experiences you can find and enjoy on a Friday evening in NYC.

The museum will be open until September 4, 2016. Tickets are currently sold out, but you can sign up for alerts on the website.