by Lidia Ryan
Have you ever wanted to jump into a pool of rainbow sprinkles? The Museum of Ice Cream gets it. For the month of August, a space in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan will be converted into the ice cream version of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The interactive ice cream land will have a rainbow sprinkle pool you can actually swim in, edible balloons, ice cream-themed art, an ice cream sandwich swing and more. You might even meet the love of your life in a Tinder room that matches people based on their ice cream choices. You don’t actually have to go to the museum to get the picture, though–you can get it through pictures! The Museum of ice Cream’s Instagram page is a work of art in itself.
1. They know ice cream is art–right side up or upside down.
2. They use Barbie to illustrate what a day at the museum could be like.
3. They fill us with ice cream knowledge by giving us need-to-know facts like….
…A cow gives enough milk to make 2 gallons of Ice Cream per day…that’s 730 gallons per year.
…87% of Americans have Ice Cream in their freezer at any given time.
…About 9 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.
…In the early days of television, mashed potatoes were used to simulate ice cream on cooking shows. Real ice cream melted too fast under the heat from the lighting.
4. They know that ice cream is as good a summer fashion accessory as any.
5. They understand and embrace the perils of wearing summer white. In Alabama it’s Illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket, but they say it’s worth it.
6. If you do need to protect your ensemble, though, they have an idea.
7. They partnered with graphic designer Lizzie Darden (who you should also follow @lizzie_darden) to bring us whimsical ice cream art.
8. They encourage ice cream for breakfast….
9. And lunch.
10. They combine two of our favorite things: ice cream and succulents. Just don’t try and lick this one.
11. They know you’re serious about protecting your cone. Keep sharing to a minimum.
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