Swimming in Sprinkles

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The Museum of Ice Cream promises to tap into childlike memories of summer days and ice cream cones. It combines those dreams with adult spending power: In the gift shop, premium sprinkles are sold for $11, next to $33 cone-shape iPhone cases.

Don’t have a ticket to the sold-out Museum of Ice Cream in New York City? Not to worry. The New York Times offers a detailed overview of the museum, which includes rooms dedicated to ice cream cones and chocolate, and a “swimming pool” of plastic sprinkles.


Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →