The first Saturday of February is officially International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! I have to say that this is a holiday I can really get behind. Ice cream is one of my favorite foods. Even after spending five summers of my younger days working in a mom and pop ice cream store, I never tired of ice cream. Just typing this has me craving a treat. I do not care if it is steamy hot outside, or so cold that I am huddled on the couch with several blankets, I still am always up for ice cream.
So how am I going to celebrate without letting my kids know that I relish the idea of ice cream for breakfast? Perhaps I will be sneaky and have hot chocolate with a dollop of ice cream rather than my usually coffee that morning. Maybe I will be nice, and a little ambitious, and do a waffle bar or something that will allow for ice cream and whip cream in the early morning hours. Of course, that would require me finding that waffle iron that was a wedding gift ten years ago, which I do not remember having seen since our last move.
Not sure how you want to celebrate this fun and silly day? Well, if I could I would just bust out the ice cream and enjoy. However, if you need to be a little more subtle, like myself, here are some books with recipes and ideas that might get you started.
The Ultimate Ice Cream Book: Over 500 Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, Drinks, and More by Bruce Weinstein
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield with Nancy J. Stevens
No-churn Ice Cream: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats by Leslie Bilderback
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts by Jeni Britton Bauer
Ruby Violet’s Ice Cream Dream: Ice Cream, Sorbets, Bombes, and More by Julie Fisher
Gelato!: Italian Ice Creams, Sorbetti & Granite by Pamela Sheldon Johns
Coolhaus Ice Cream Book: Custom-Built Sandwiches With Crazy-Good Combos of Cookies, Ice Creams, Gelatos & Sorbets by Natasha Case & Freya Estreller