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Wait until you see how gelato shop celebrated National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Wait until you see how gelato shop celebrated National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Posted at 9:42 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 07:38:15-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Saturday was National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and a local ice cream shop handed out something special to celebrate.

Gelati Celesti, the beloved Richmond-based gelato shop, offered anyone donning pajamas a free donut to go along with their morning ice cream fix.

Lots of kids and their parents were digging into a scoop or two when our WTVR CBS 6 crew visited the Scott’s Addition location Saturday morning.

The holiday got its start six decades ago when a mother of six was inspired by her two youngest children on a frosty morning in Rochester, New York.

“They thought February was dull,” Florence Rappaport told the Democrat and Chronicle in 1985. “So just for a lift we suggested ice cram for breakfast. They thought it was great.”

National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of February.