Yes, today is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Ice cream has been around for over 2,000 years, ever since the Romans mixed fruit with ice for a tasty snack. When electricity came along in the 1800s, freezers made it even easier to keep ice cream cold. Then during a blizzard in 1966, a mom named Florence Rappaport gave her kids ice cream for breakfast, since they were all stuck inside. They did the same thing a year later. When the kids went off to college, they told friends about this crazy idea, and a holiday was born. And hey, why not? If you top your ice cream with nuts, berries and granola on a whole grain waffle, it’s almost a healthy meal. If you missed Ice Cream for Breakfast this morning, try it tomorrow!
Wee ones: How many scoops of yummy “stuff” are on the waffle in the photo?
Little kids: If you scoop chocolate, vanilla, mint, peanut butter cup, and coffee chip, which of those flavors is the 4th one? Bonus: If you’re hungry enough to eat only 3 of those flavors, how many flavors do you leave behind?
Big kids: If you eat ice cream for breakfast only 1 day a year, how many days do you not eat it? Bonus: If you scoop your ice cream for breakfast at 7:55 am, and it melts completely in 27 minutes, will you get to eat any in ice cream form at 8:30 am?
Wee ones: 4 scoops.
Little kids: Peanut butter cup. Bonus: 2 flavors.
Big kids: 364 days (or 365 in a leap year). Bonus: No, since it will all melt by 8:22 am.