A sweet treat for breakfast? Yes, please.
In honor of National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (Saturday, Feb. 4) a few local Philly shops are offering their own morning version of the fan-favorite dessert. And we’ve got the scoop on them all.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Ice Cream has been celebrating Ice Cream for Breakfast Day for 7 years, and in 2023, the brand will be commemorating with a flavor drop, freebies, giveaways, and more. Philadelphians can head to Jeni’s Fishtown location this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to partake in the sweet celebrations.
The event will have kids activities, including balloons and game pages for kids to color and a curated menu of favorite breakfast pairings. Last year’s favorite flavor, Maple Soaked Pancakes (made with fluffy pancake bites suspended in swirls of salted butter and real Vermont maple syrup ice creams), will be scooped up, and for early birds there’s also the opportunity to be gifted a limited Ice Cream for Breakfast Day mug.
And finally, visitors who take a PJ selfie might be able to win a year of ice cream. As a release states, 10 lucky customers who show up in their PJs will win a year of Pint Club, Jeni’s ice cream subscription (four pints of ice cream delivered every month). To enter the giveaway, just take a photo at the Fishtown scoop shop on the morning of Feb. 4, post and tag @jenisicecreams, and use the hashtag #icecreamforbreakfast.
1322 Frankford Ave., Unit 101, jenis.com
Cuzzy’s Ice Cream
This sweet shop is collaborating with Thank You Thank You coffee shop to celebrate the holiday with new specialty flavors, toppings, affogatos, and more. The festivities will take place on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
618 S. Fifth St., cuzzysicecream.com
A flight of ice cream for breakfast? Yes, please. According to a release, Milk Jawn is offering four super-limited batch flavor scoops: Cereal Milk with a Fruity Pebble Crunch (Fruity Pebble-flavored ice cream layered with fruity cereal crunch); Toast with Jam (Toast-flavored ice cream with strawberry jam); Cinnamon Roll (Frosted cinnamon roll pieces folded into cinnamon ice cream); and Maple Walnut (Maple flavored ice cream with candied walnuts). Each flight comes out to be $12 (available until they sell out) and each scoop will include a large waffle cone chip.
1439 East Passyunk Ave., milkjawn.com
Zsa’s Ice Cream
Philadelphians can grab made-to-order warm waffle ice cream sandwiches and more while at Zsa’s in honor of National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4.
6616 Germantown Ave., zsasicecream.com
Weckerly’s Ice Cream
This local favorite is offering a special treat for the holiday. This year’s treat was made by production manager and pastry chef, Jessica Stern, and Stern has created a Pop-Tart-inspired ice cream sandwich featuring vanilla ice cream between flaky, crisp, and golden brown pastries filled with house-made strawberry jam.
Weckerly’s will also be celebrating National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with their neighbors at Persimmon Coffee, offering affogatos alongside the Pop-Tart-inspired sandwiches on Feb. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m.
9 W. Girard Ave., weckerlys.com
The Franklin Fountain
This Old City hotspot will be offering a “Breakfast Bowl Sundae” composed of vanilla ice cream in a waffle bowl with maple wet walnuts, sliced bananas, whipped cream, and a cherry for two days this weekend— Feb. 3 and 4.
116 Market St., franklinfountain.com