Saturday, February 1st, 2020, is National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. If you’ve never celebrated this food holiday, or heard of it, well, in short, it’s a day to eat ice cream for breakfast. That’s all. But isn’t that enough?
Here are some spots in Charlotte that are opening early to help you celebrate.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is celebrating Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day for the fourth year, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on February 1st, 2020.
They’ll be scooping their new Skillet Cinnamon Roll ice cream for the first time ever. It features sweet cream cheese ice cream with dark caramel sauce, pastry, and tons of cinnamon.
In addition, they’ll have a local roaster on hand serving Coffee Floats — hot coffee with a scoop of ice cream in a souvenir Jeni’s mug, while they last.
100% of profits from shop sales during the event will benefit DoSomething.org, a digital platform that powers offline action for young people interested in creating social change.
The event will be taking place in all Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream shops, including the three in Charlotte:
- Jeni’s NoDa, 416 E 36th Street: Facebook event
- Jeni’s Park Road, 4203 Park Road: Facebook event
- Jeni’s South End, 1920 Camden Road: Facebook event
Regular pricing applies, although there may be some special pricing on the ice cream coffee floats.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast at The Local Scoop Charlotte
The Local Scoop Charlotte is celebrating from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 1st, 2020. You’re invited to wear your pajamas if you’d like, and try one of The Local Scoop’s breakfast ice creams, including:
- Cereal Milk
- French Toast
- Grape Nuts
- Cinnamon Roll
- Orange Juice Sorbet
- Grapefruit Sorbet
You can even enjoy them on a waffle or donut while supplies last.
Regular pricing applies.
Ice Cream for Breakfast at Home
Would you rather stay home and eat ice cream for breakfast? Here are some ideas from Atlanta on the Cheap about how to incorporate ice cream into your breakfast.
Top your waffles with a scoop: Top your waffle with a scoop of your favorite flavor. Or, make a waffle ice cream sandwich with cooled toaster waffles (may be messy!)
Serve French toast a la mode: Add a side scoop of strawberry or banana ice cream to your plate and top the toast with fresh fruit.
Modify your yogurt cup: If you usually add granola and fresh berries to vanilla yogurt, why not substitute vanilla bean ice cream?
Sweeten your coffee with ice cream: Skip the cream and sugar — and top your coffee with a scoop of vanilla. Add a shot of liqueur like Baileys, for a decadent brunch option.
Go Italian with an affogato: If you’ve never heard of affogato, it’s a classic Italian dessert of hot espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla gelato. The contrasts of hot and cold, bitter and sweet, make for a delicious treat.
Go with fresh fruit and ice cream: It will seem a little more like breakfast if you throw berries or sliced bananas on top. Or just make a banana split!