Ice Cream for Breakfast is an international holiday first celebrated in Rochester, New York. In the early 1970s Florence Rappaport started the holiday as a way to shake up the winter doldrums by serving her children ice cream for breakfast. But they could have this special treat only once a year. Now her six children are all grown with children and grandchildren of their own.
The holiday has spread world-wide from Rochester to Hong Kong. Here at the Rochester Public Market, PJ Cosmano of Cosimano e Ferrari was serving ice cream topped with sea salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar. It was yummy.