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International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day 2013
Beat the winter doldrums with a delicious and irreverent celebration at Moonlight Creamery from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The menu will feature traditional toppings, as well as children of all ages’ favorite cereals such as Fruity Pebbles, Cap’n Crunch and granola, along with Belgian waffles a la mode, a “Complete Breakfast” sundae, and ice cream filled donut sandwiches. On hand will also be several breakfast-themed flavors, including To Sow My Wild Oats, Sticky Bunz, and the return of annual favorite, Maple Bacon. Coffee lovers will enjoy Espresso with English Toffee, made with fair trade, single origin, organic espresso roasted locally by Joe Bean Roasters.
There will also be door prizes including an “Apprentice Party” to develop and make your own ice cream flavor, “Ice Cream for a Year” certificates, and gift certificates for signature ice cream cakes and Decadence Party Packs.
The scoop on the homemade holiday is that Florence Rappaport of Rochester started it during a particularly cold winter in the mid 1960s. Her six children were tired of being cooped up indoors and she needed to build some excitement. She declared the first Saturday in February to be “Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.” The family celebrated it each year and it caught on among neighbors, relatives and friends. As the children grew up and neighbors moved on, it has spread as far away as China, India, Israel and Australia.
Last year, Rappaport’s daughter, Ruth Kramer, the “inspiration” for the holiday, joined the festivities and shared her family’s story with Moonlight Creamery owners and patrons.
Last year’s event raised $1300 for the YWCA