Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! Surprisingly, this holiday was invented in New York in the middle of the winter. Created in the 1960s (clearly, because it’s a groovy idea), the day is further proof that you can eat ice cream at any time of the year, any time of the day, and on any occasion. So on the first Saturday in February, go ahead and get your treat on. Before noon. We won’t judge.
Official Recipe: The Breakfast Banana Split
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 1 Pint Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey Ice Cream
- 2 Tablespoons of Sliced Almonds
- 2 Frozen Toaster Waffles
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- Unsalted Butter
- Chocolate Syrup
- Peel banana and chop it into thick, round slices. Sprinkle each banana slice with a pinch of brown sugar.
- Add butter to a medium size nonstick pan and heat over medium high heat. Add banana slices and remaining brown sugar.
- Cook bananas until golden brown underneath (about 4-5 minutes). Gently flip bananas to brown other side (about 1 minute) and then immediately set aside caramelized bananas on plate.
- Toast frozen waffles in toaster or toaster oven until golden brown.
- Place the pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream on its side. With a large chef’s knife or serrated knife, cut all the way through the pint of ice cream near the lid. Make another cut about 2 inches below the first cut to form a thick, round slice of ice cream with packaging still attached.
- Place the ice cream slice on one toaster waffle and unwrap the carton from ice cream.
- Place caramelized bananas on top of ice cream (creating a layer of banana) and drizzle chocolate syrup on top. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of syrup.
- Place second toaster waffle on top to form a breakfast sandwich. You’re welcome.