Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

Last night I learned something interesting. Did you know that the first Saturday in February is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? That would be today--February 6!

I LOVE ice cream. Although I prefer the high butterfat gourmet stuff, I'll eat any type. Of course I was going to commemorate the holiday. However, because I didn't learn about Ice Cream for Breakfast Day until after I was in for the night, I was limited to what was already in the house. This is what I came up with:

A scoop of vanilla ice cream went on top of a base of chocolate muffin. (Whole grain, so it felt healthier.) The next layer was a fruit compote made with dried apricots, cranberries, and a spoonful of apricot preserves (again with the healthy!), and the whole thing was drizzled with a bittersweet chocolate sauce made with cocoa, sugar, milk, and a splash of hazelnut coffee creamer. A sprinkling of walnut pieces added crunchiness. My mug of steaming coffee went wonderfully with the decadent entrée.

A local ice cream shop, Serendipity in Webster Groves, had all kinds of fun activities planned in honor of the holiday, but I couldn't make it there today. Maybe next year...


  1. Cool. I will have to have it for dinner since I didn't know about it. Next year, I will be sure to celebrate appropriately.

  2. I know I'm putting it on MY calendar for next year!

  3. That's interesting! I was at camp with my Sparks yesterday. We made ice cream on Friday night. If I'd known about this, we could have done it for breakfast instead.

    Your concoction looks really tasty!

  4. Well I am glad I had ice cream last night or would be sorely tempted to run out and get some now. I didn;t know that about the 6th--how funny.

  5. Oh yum...that looks wonderful! I love icecream! But I can't be cold when I eat it. I don't usually have it during the winter...but come summer and it's a daily ritual! :)

  6. Your breakfast beats mine, hands down!

  7. Well I missed out on the whole ice cream day. But I didn't miss your thoughtful and encouraging comment yesterday. It meant a lot to me...just so ya know.

  8. Colette-I don't know if the girls' parents would like you promoting ice cream for breakfast :-)

    Emom-You're welcome...


    Betsy-Ice cream is a real treat for me. If I ate it every day, I'd have to buy a whole new wardrobe!

    AnotherQ-I bet yours beats mine on a daily basis.

    Maggie's garden-thanks, but just what did I say?