Saturday, February 4th, 2023, 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 four ice cream shops in Charlotte that have special events for National East Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!
Urban Sweets Co
Urban Sweets Co, at 222 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC, is opening at 9 a.m. on February 4th, and celebrating with pancakes and doughnuts with ice cream, giveaways and a pajama contest with prizes. Announced on Facebook.
The Local Scoop Charlotte
The Local Scoop Charlotte is celebrating Ice Cream for Breakfast Day on February 4th, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at both of its locations:
- Parktown Village, 1600 E Woodlawn Road, Charlotte
- Promenade on Providence: 5355 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Charlotte
Wear your pajamas and have a scoop of ice cream on a freshly made Belgium Waffle or Donut, while supplies last.
There will be some delicious flavors, including Cereal Milk, French Toast, Vanilla Latte, and Orange Juice Sorbet! Free coffee for parents!
The event takes place inside, where it’s nice and warm!
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is celebrating Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day by opening at 9 a.m. on February 4th, 2023, so stop by and get a morning treat! The party will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at all Jeni’s locations, including the four Charlotte locations (see below.)
Last year’s runaway hit, Maple Soaked Pancakes, triumphantly returns to shops in scoops and pints on Feb. 4.
Charged with fluffy pancake bites suspended in swirls of salted butter and real Vermont maple syrup ice creams, this flavor captures the spirit of the beloved morning meal.
A 2022 sofi award winner for best new product, Maple Soaked Pancakes will be available for a very limited time.
Early bird gets the coffee mug: The first 50 Splendid Rewards members in line at every scoop shop will receive a super limited Ice Cream for Breakfast Day mug. To be among the lucky few winners in each shop, fans are encouraged to arrive early before doors open at 9 a.m., and to sign up for rewards on Jenis.com. In addition, a limited number of mugs will also be available for purchase.
Take a PJ selfie, win a year of ice cream: 10 lucky customers who show up in their PJs will win a year of Pint Club, Jeni’s ice cream subscription (four pints of ice cream delivered every month). To enter the giveaway, just take a photo at a scoop shop on the morning of Feb. 4, post and tag @jenisicecreams, and use the hashtag #icecreamforbreakfast
More fun! To add to the fun for the whole family, Jeni’s will have kids activities, including balloons and game pages for kids to color and a curated menu of our favorite breakfast pairings.
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
- Jeni’s Park Road, 4203 Park Road
- Jeni’s South End, 1920 Camden Road
- Jeni’s Blakeney, 9828 Rea Road
Ben & Jerry’s Davidson
Ben & Jerry’s Davidson, at 202 South Main Street, Davidson, is offering an Ice Cream for Breakfast Waffle Sundae Bar from 9 to 11 a.m. on February 4th, 2023. It costs $6 and will include maple syrup, chocolate syrup, hot fudge, caramel, mini marshmallows and more.
This event is being held in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America’s Annual “Scouting for Food” drive, benefiting Loaves and Fishes.
Bring a bag of groceries to Ben & Jerry’s before the event or that morning and get one FREE Breakfast Sundae Bar per family! In greatest demand are canned fruit, especially no sugar added, canned meats, canned pastas, cereal and low or no sodium canned vegetables. No glass containers.
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!