Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

On most days, if a person sat down and had a bowl of ice cream for breakfast, they would be overwhelmingly filled with guilt. They would think eating ice cream in the morning was a childish thing to do and probably not the healthiest choice either. Fortunately, a person doesn’t have to have those feelings when they celebrate Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. This holiday allows a person to enjoy a bowl of ice cream, a cone of ice cream, or even a scoop of ice cream on their pancakes without having to worry about dealing with guilt. After all, it’s a holiday!

The History Of Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

This holiday, also known as National Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, was created in 1966 by Florence Rappaport from Rochester, New York. She was the mother of six children, and the lot of them were snowed in on one particularly cold and snowy February day. To keep all of those children entertained, and perhaps herself, she declared the day Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. She reasoned that since it was too cold for the children to go outside and play, they might as well eat ice cream for breakfast—an inspired idea indeed.

Ordinarily, a holiday that was proclaimed by a mother or father would remain in their household, but since Florence’s grandchildren were extensive travelers, they were able to spread the idea around the world. This holiday became extremely popular not only in the U.S. but also in Israel, Germany, Nepal, Honduras, and New Zealand. Since it’s celebrated on the first Saturday in February every year all over the world, perhaps we all should rename this holiday World Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day.

Some Tasty Ice Cream Facts

Below are some delicious ice cream facts—enjoy!

  • Ice cream cones were invented in St. Louis, Missouri, at the 1904 World’s Fair.
  • It takes three gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream.
  • Thomas Jefferson is allegedly the first American to write down an ice cream recipe.
  • It takes approximately 50 licks to finish a scoop of ice cream.

Observing Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

Observing this holiday is pretty straightforward. First off, a person is going to want to make sure that they have the ice cream that they like. This ice cream can be something as simple as chocolate or vanilla, or it can be a specialty ice cream such as Black Walnut, Butter Pecan, or even Rocky Road.

Once a person has their favorite ice cream in their freezer, all they have to do is enjoy it. This could mean making themselves a bowl or cone of it, or they can be more creative and serve it on their pancakes or waffles. No matter how it’s celebrated, however, a person should make sure to use the hashtag #IceCreamForBreakfastDay on all of their social media accounts. Now all that’s left is for a person to give themselves permission to celebrate it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 3 Saturday
Next year (2025)
February 1 Saturday
Last year (2023)
February 4 Saturday
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