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Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

On a normal day, you would probably talk yourself out of having ice cream for breakfast. But the first Saturday of February is no ordinary day. Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is every kid's candy-coated dream come true. But even if you aren’t a kid, this is probably the perfect excuse to fill your plate with soft-serve sweetness first thing in the morning. If there was ever a time to surround yourself with the delights of dessert as soon as you get out of bed, it’s on Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

History of Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Like most things sweet and memorable, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was invented by a mom. Let’s time travel to the 1960s. It’s a cold and snowy morning in New York, and Florence Rappaport can tell that her kids are bored. The little ones told her it was too cold to do anything fun, so she came up with a bright idea: Have ice cream for breakfast. The following year, Florence’s kids reminded her of the holiday, and before they knew it, it became a family tradition. The holiday caught on thanks to Florence’s grandkids, who were seasoned globetrotters. Fast forward to today, and Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is celebrated all over the world, from Nepal to Namibia.

How to Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

This is probably one of the easiest holidays to celebrate. Wake up, grab a sweet NiceCream treat and enjoy. Most people will celebrate by scooping some ice cream into a bowl, but there are plenty of tastier and more enjoyable alternatives. You could start the morning with an ice cream stick, a plate of oh-so-sweet waffles or an indulgent sundae.

Ice Cream Trivia You Probably Didn’t Know

On a day dedicated to savouring ice cream first thing in the morning, it’s only appropriate to learn some trivia about everyone’s favourite frozen treat:

  • Chocolate ice cream was invented way before vanilla, with the first documented recipe appearing in an Italian book published in 1692
  • Vanilla ice cream may be a staple today, but it was hard to come by in the late 1700s. It was only in the mid-19th century that vanilla became widely available
  • Professional ice cream tasters use special gold spoons that allow them to taste the frozen treat with almost no trace of flavour left over from what was previously on the spoon
  • According to Nasa, ice cream is among the top three foods most missed by astronauts on space missions
  • Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping
  • Milky Lane’s own ice cream recipe is so special and tasty that they named it NiceCream

Not many food holidays are worth celebrating, but Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is a call to action that can’t be ignored. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a morning scoop of ice cream any other day of the year, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is the excuse plenty of people have been waiting for. DM

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