Saturday, February 5, 2022, 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. What’s not to love?
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, in case you’re curious.
Each year, we find news about a few local ice cream parlors that do something special to observe Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, and we share it here. See the details below — and make your own plans to eat ice cream!
Do you know of an ice cream shop in metro Atlanta with something special or fun planned for this day? Please let us know! You can email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eat ice cream for breakfast at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is the definite winner when it comes to celebrating National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!
Each February, the chain introduces a new breakfast-themed flavor to roll out. Last year it was Skillet Cinnamon Roll (cream cheese ice cream with dark caramel sauce, pastry, and tons of cinnamon).
This year, the limited-edition delight is Maple Soaked Pancakes — described as the flavor of fluffy buttermilk pancakes, drenched in salted butter and real maple syrup.
On Saturday, Feb. 5th, all the metro-area Jeni’s locations will open early — from 9 a.m. till noon — so you can have ice cream for breakfast (or brunch!)
- Jeni’s at Buckhead Marketplace (77 West Paces Ferry Rd )
- Jeni’s at Westside Provisions (1198 Howell Mill Rd)
- Jeni’s on the Decatur Square (545 N. McDonough St)
- Jeni’s at Krog Street Market (99 Krog St)
- Jeni’s at Avalon (Alpharetta)
- Jeni’s at Glenwood Park (925 Garrett St.)
- Jeni’s at The Battery (Cobb County)
- Jeni’s Plaza on Ponce (702 Cleburne Terrace)
You can also order from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for local delivery.
How you can help Jeni’s set a world record!
In 2022, Jeni’s is going big!
The goal is to set a world record, for the most number of people ever eating ice cream for breakfast on the designated day.
Want to be counted in this record-busting effort?
All you have to do is take a photo or video of yourself eating ice cream between 9 a.m. and noon on Feb. 5th — and then share to your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #IceCreamIsBreakfast.
Eat ice cream for breakfast at Butter & Cream
From 9 a.m. till noon, Butter & Cream will be open for anyone who wants ice cream for breakfast!
In past years, limited-edition flavors have included Pancakes and Waffles, Sunday Brunch, and Mimosa Sorbet.
Local roastery East Pole Coffee Co. will be on hand to provide a FREE cup of coffee to enjoy alongside your morning scoop.
Come early! The first 50 customers will get a FREE Butter & Cream souvenir mug — while supplies last.
There are two locations of Butter & Cream participating in these festivities:
416 Church St
Decatur, Georgia 30030
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BeltLine / Old 4th Ward
(Overlooking the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, just south of Irwin St.)
661 Auburn Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312
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Eat ice cream for breakfast at home
What if you want to stay in and eat ice cream for breakfast? Since February 5th is on a Saturday, you may prefer to celebrate at home.
You might decide to let your kids eat ice cream with their breakfast — or to serve an ice cream enhanced breakfast-in-bed to your partner or spouse.
Some of the ideas below were inspired by our sister site, Columbus On The Cheap.
Ice Cream for breakfast ideas
Top your waffles with a scoop
Whether you use toaster waffles or make them from scratch, add 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.
Indulge in fresh fruit with ice cream
It will seem a little more like breakfast if you throw berries or sliced bananas on top.
If you have healthy-eating concerns, consider one of these options:
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