Ice cream for breakfast (anytime)

February 8, 2010

Such is the hectic state of my life that I missed National Ice Cream for Breakfast day on Saturday (Feb. 6). Why someone chose to place this holiday smack in the middle of winter I’ve no idea … but I like to think the proximity to my birthday had something to do with it! What goes better with ice cream for breakfast than cake, right?

Actually, my family does occasionally eat ice cream for breakfast in the winter, because it’s absolutely delicious on top of a steaming bowl of oatmeal. If you’ve not tried it, I suggest you plan your own National Ice Cream Day tomorrow. The recipe we use for the oatmeal is this one from Eating Well magazine. Ignore the part about yogurt and top it with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. (Substitute raisins for the dates if you prefer.) Besides feeling totally decadent, the ice cream has the additional benefit of cooling the oatmeal off quickly, always a plus on school days or, as it happens, tomorrow may turn out to be a snow day, in which case the oatmeal will give your kids extra endurance on the sledding hill.

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