Quick poll: Does anyone here not like ice cream? Yeah, we thought not. Fans of the cold stuff will be treated to a summer wonderland of sorts in just a few weeks. The Museum of Ice Cream pops up near Manhattan’s High Line Park and will feature not only some of New York’s best ice cream, but also some whimsical takes on frozen desserts. The museum will have interactive ice cream art like a sprinkle pool, edible balloons, an ice cream scoop seesaw and an entire room devoted to chocolate. That's right, an entire room. The ice cream will be provided by a different heavy hitter from the New York ice cream scene each week including Oddfellows and Black Tap—makers of beloved, if troublingly large milk shakes.
Finally, because no one wants to experience art or eat ice cream alone, the museum is working with Tinder on a special version of the dating/hook up/thumb-workout app that will match ice cream lovers, hopefully, with a compatible partner. Couples will be able to enjoy customized ice cream flavors in what the museum calls “the ultimate first date setting,” as long as your ultimate first date involves the risk of a brain freeze. And maybe, just maybe, visitors will find that special someone who will always be there to help clean up, no matter how melty their sundae gets. You know, we’re starting to understand why there aren’t more ice cream metaphors about love.
The museum will be open to the public from July 29 – August 31 at 100 Ganesvoort Street. Tickets will be $18 for one and $30 for two and you can pick them up here.
If you need something to tide you over until the end of the month, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.