How a Jewish mom created a global ice cream holiday
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day has spread over the decades from New York to Israel and beyond.
In 1966, on a dreary Saturday morning in Rochester, New York, Florence Rappaport's surprised her young children with ice cream for breakfast. As she scooped the creamy treat into bowls for her ecstatic offspring, Joe and Ruth, she formally announced, "Today is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day." And so, the social worker and mother of six created a holiday.
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