About Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Celebrated on the 4th February in upstate New York, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was officially founded in 1997 and is a day where it is OK and positively encouraged to have ice-cream for breakfast. It is sometimes observed on the first Saturday of February.
According to Fox Weather and the Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! website, the holiday can be traced back to a historic blizzard in Rochester, New York, in the 1960s. There, Florence J. Rappaport was snowed in with her children and looking for ways to keep them happy and entertained. She decided to serve ice cream for breakfast and the fun occurrence became a tradition. This tradition spread to the family's friends, community, and beyond; the holiday is still celebrated today, with staunch supporters eating ice cream on the first Saturday of February each year.
Look out for special breakfast flavors at your local ice cream shops.
The holiday began in the 1960s, when Florence Rappaport, mother of six children, started a tradition in a snowy winter in Rochester, New York.
In 2003, China adopted Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day as a national holiday.
In 2014, some regions of the US began giving free bowls of ice cream for free in commemoration of the national holiday.
The Jerusalem Post published in 202 that around 100,000 people celebrate Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day in Israel.
Facts about Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
- According to a study by Kyorin University professor Yoshihiko Koga, people consuming ice cream for breakfast found that the people who had ice cream first thing in the morning had an increase in high-frequency alpha waves. They showed higher levels of alertness and reduced mental irritation
- You can find Vitamin A, B, C, D, and E in every scoop of ice cream. Vitamin K in ice cream helps reduce blood clots.