Those people are now in luck. The museum announced Wednesday that it’s planning to open a new concept, the Pint Shop, in New York — no tickets required — and is launching its own brand of ice cream, which will be available in most Target locations nationwide. The Pint Shop, which will open in New York’s Meatpacking District on June 6, will be free and first-come, first-serve — so expect to wait in incredibly long lines. It “celebrates the accessibility and democracy that ice cream brings,” founder Maryellis Bunn said in a news release.
The experience will be an imaginative riff on a grocery store, featuring “life-size pint installations,” likely in the museum’s signature rainbow colors, and opportunities to take a million selfies and buy the new brand of ice cream. Guests can make paid reservations for a special tasting of all of the flavors, and they’ll have the opportunity to “learn about the making of ice cream through all five senses.”
As for those flavors: They have cheeky names, and some are direct references to experiences at the Museum of Ice Cream. The two signature flavors are Piñata, “vanilla ice cream with iced animal cookies, frosted cupcake bites, fizzy cotton candies and rainbow sprinkles,” and Sprinkle Pool, which contains the titular ingredient. There’s also Vanillionaire, Chocolate Crush, Cherrylicious, the cinnamon and churro-filled Churro Churro and Nana Bread, a banana ice cream with salted caramel almond butter swirls.
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