The first Saturday in February is known for being Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. This is a great opportunity to bring in new traffic to your ice cream shop! Here's how you can celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day in your ice cream shop.
1. Ice Cream Breakfast Sandwiches
Traditional ice cream sandwiches are made with ice cream and cookies. Tweaking this a little bit can make it perfect for breakfast! Try making your ice cream sandwiches with toaster pastries, cereal treats, or snack cakes. Then, use a colorful cereal to decorate it. This is a great way to bring breakfast into your ice cream shop.
2. Waffle Sundaes
You already have waffle cones, you might as well bring in some Belgian waffles for your ice cream! For a waffle sundae, place your waffle on the bottom of your sundae cup and scoop your ice cream on top. Make sure your waffle is small enough to fit in your sundae cup. Top your ice cream with your desired toppings and sauces.
3. Cereal Ice Cream
Everyone loves drinking the milk after eating a bowl of sugary cereal. You can make that into ice cream! With this fruity cereal milk flavoring, you can make soft-serve or hard ice cream that tastes just like the milk after sugary cereal. Just add 1 oz syrup to every gallon of ice cream base and make it as usual.
Try mixing in dehydrated marshmallows or fruity cereal.
4. Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
Much like other ice cream sandwich variations, donuts are a major crowd-pleaser. All you have to do is cut your donut in half the way you'd cut a bagel, and scoop your ice cream there. You can decorate it with sprinkles or other colorful toppings.
5. Maple Bacon Sundae
Maple syrup is a flavor meant for breakfast. Surprisingly, it goes well with bacon! You can make your sundae as normal, topping it with maple syrup, caramel, and candied bacon in your sundae cup.
How to make candied bacon:
Coat your bacon in brown sugar. Place them on a wire cooling rack sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place this on top of a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes. Keep a close eye on them to make sure they don't burn. Allow them to cool fully before using them in your sundae.
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is a fun time to bring in new and exciting flavors and treats. Whether you're open for breakfast or you're only open in the afternoon, your customers are sure to love your special, limited edition treats.
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