Ice Cream? For Breakfast?

Yes, you read that right. On Saturday, February 1st, Jubie’s Creamery will be celebrating your new favorite holiday! Look out Santa and a month’s worth of Thanksgiving leftovers -- you’ve got some new competition. This is the one day out of the year when you can grab a spoon and open your freezer before noon without being judged. The one day where it’s socially acceptable to ignore your mom when she say’s you can’t have dessert before dinner. The one day you never knew you wished existed. We’re talking about National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

Some of you may still be skeptical that this is, in fact, a real holiday. We get it. It just sounds way too good to be true. You’ve got some real questions, we’ve (according to Google) got some real answers. Welcome to everything you need to know about National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

Is this really a National Holiday?

You better believe it. National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was born in the 60s and is now celebrated by ice cream shops all over the U.S. on the first Saturday in February every year.

Okay, so how did it start?

By the smartest woman we know – a mother named Florence Rappaport from New York. She and her 6 children were stuck inside one very cold, very snowy February morning. The last thing she wanted was for her kids to become reckless and cranky, so she had to find some way to keep them entertained. A light bulb went off, and she said the six magical words every kid dreams their mom would say, “Let’s have ice cream for breakfast”. From then on, her kids reminded her every February that they must keep the tradition alive. The rest, as they say, is history.

How do I celebrate it?

There are only a few things that need to happen for you to properly celebrate National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day:

  1. Wait until the first Saturday of February

  2. Wake up

  3. Eat ice cream (pretty much) immediately

But, what’s the best way to celebrate?

What better way to celebrate than with Jubie’s? We’ll be open from 9AM – 1PM on Saturday, February 1st! Bring your kids, bring your wives, and bring your husbands. We’ll be wearing our PJs (and hope you will be too), offering specialty hot chocolate and coffee floats, visiting with Jubie herself, and featuring limited time breakfast inspired flavors. Trust us, you won’t want to hit snooze one too many times for this one!

Can I celebrate any other way?

Of course! There are many different ways to spread the joy of eating such a delicious dessert first thing in the morning. Throw a breakfast party complete with homemade waffles topped with our Maple Walnut ice cream. Skip the milk in your cereal bowl, and instead, scoop up a hefty serving of Vanilla Pearl. Plop a dollop of Choc-A-Lot in your morning Cup O’ Joe to make the most decadent mocha you’ve ever had. As long as you’re eating ice cream in the morning, the possibilities are endless!

Is there something more to Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day?

Actually, Yes. And we’re so glad you asked! As the holiday has grown more popular, several ice cream shops around the US have started to use it to raise money for charities. We wanted to do our part too, so this year a portion of the proceeds from our Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day event will be donated back to the Fairborn YMCA. Is it still too good to be true? Possibly. Are we going to celebrate it anyway? Definitely yes.

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