California Life reporter Madison Perry, blondetobronze, gives us the Best of California this week at the hottest, or coldest, new museum pop-up in Los Angeles.
I scream, you scream…
We all scream for LA’s Museum of Ice Cream. Shed your previous notions about museums being nothing but history lessons and dusty artifacts because LA’s newest Instagram hot-spot might make you cry sugar-filled tears of joy.
Located right in the heart of downtown, LA’s Ice Cream Museum is a giant hot pink warehouse containing 10 different hands-on rooms – each having their own theme and, better yet, SAMPLES. Sweet tooth’s unite and diabetics beware – no amount of will power will save you from this sugar-fest.
You begin your journey with a sweet welcome (no pun intended) in a room covered in a wallpaper that will make your childhood dreams come true. If you bring your kids, make sure they don’t start licking the walls – I mean, I can’t say I really blame them.
Next, you’ll enter into a hot pink room filled with old fashion telephones – it’s like an Elle Woods dream land. You pick up the phone, turn the dial and are welcomed to scream as loud as you can for – you guessed it – ice cream.
After you talk on the phone with a recording that sounds inarguably identical to Seth Rogan, you’ll enter the ‘California Room.’ Floral walls, pink trampolines, Hollywood ice-cream stars and your first (and in my humble opinion, the best) sample. McConnell’s, you really outdid yourself with this one.
Then, get ready to GO BANANAS! Hundreds, and I mean HUNDREDS, of suspended pink and yellow plastic bananas fill a room covered in scratch + sniff wallpaper. And, as if it could get any better, there are swings! This room is a boomerang heaven for all you insta-feens like me.
Next – the mint room. If teal is more of your forte, you’ll enjoy this little break from hot pink while being served mint mochi ice cream balls that will make your mouth water in ways you never knew it could.
Now, if you don’t really like teal OR pink and you’re more of a ‘black is the color of my soul’ kind of person, the next room’s for you. Black ice cream covers the walls – and even the face of a greek looking man – while you’re being served mysterious charcoal colored dough set on top of a cone. It tastes surprisingly delicious AND it turns your entire mouth black – so it too can match your soul.
The next few rooms are filled with the giant gummy bears, life-sized popsicles and pancake/ice cream sandwiches that have filled your Instagram feed over the past few weeks. Need I say more?
Lastly, you’ll enter into a room that makes all the other rooms look like irrelevant stops on this journey to the ultimate candy wonderland. This room, my friends, contains the POOL OF SPRINKLES. Thousands upon thousands of sprinkles. You can jump, toss, roll, do the breaststroke – whatever you’ve ever had the slightest desire to do in a pool of sprinkles. The downside? You only have TWO minutes. I swear they were the fastest two minutes of my life. Have your cameras ready and jump on in – you don’t have a second to waste.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a little jealous of the the people who worked at the museum. Like really? Come on, they get to experience the sugary-goodness every day AND get paid. If you hear about the museum making it’s way to your city, I’d hurry and get that application in ASAP. If not, be on the lookout for tickets because those bad boys sell out FAST.
Stay tuned, the Museum of Ice Cream is rumored to spread to different locations across the US over the next few years. And maybe, if they’re nice, they’ll offer a new wave of tickets for the LA location so more people can experience the beauty of this magical place.
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