Frozen Treats: Ice Cream Museum Is Coolest

NEW YORK (AP) -
An ice cream-themed art installation at the Museum of Ice Cream. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
An ice cream-themed art installation at the Museum of Ice Cream. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber, a “swim” in a pool of faux rainbow sprinkles and, of course, scoops of heavenly ice cream.

New York’s Museum of Ice Cream is the lifelong fantasy of 24-year-old co-founder Maryellis Bunn. The six-room tour begins with a free scoop of ice cream, topped with fruity cereal, marshmallows and a guava-lime zest. In the next room, helium-filled edible balloons produce giggles as visitors’ voices are transformed into high-pitched squeaks.

The museum opened to the public Friday and closes Aug. 31.

The biggest attraction is a large pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fake candy. Bunn and her co-creator Manish Vora frequently ask visitors, “Are you having fun?”