Saturday, February 5, is one of the best days of the year. It's the day we observe "International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day." Where is the best ice cream shop in Grand Junction, Colorado from which to celebrate?

How do you observe this awesome holiday? It's really very simple. On Saturday, February 5, 2023, you eat ice cream for breakfast. That's it. From that point, it's simply a matter of deciding where to go.

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Origins of International Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

Where did this international holiday come from? As you are no doubt aware, the month of February, for the most part, is pretty lame. According to the website Holiday Insights, this "holiday" was created to combat the winter blues.

A mom in Rochester, NY. decided it was time to give her kids something to look forward to, other than another day of gray skies and snowfall. So, she created this day with her two young boys. It sure did the trick, if only for a little while.- Holiday Insights

Variations On a Theme

How about breakfast in bed? Sounds good, doesn't it? Yes, you could go to the store or the creamery and buy ice cream and take it home. That's one possibility. Then again, you could take the entire family out for an ice cream breakfast. Where's the best place to go?

There is, of course, the old standby - Dairy Queen. You probably received a coupon booklet from Dairy Queen a few weeks ago. They offered a number of excellent deals. That's one option.

Is This Really The Breakfast Of Champions?

Before we get too far into this, there is an important issue to discuss. Does ice cream have any legitimate nutritional value? There are those who say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to

Ice cream is delicious, but it is a high-calorie, high fat food. Most nutritionists would describe ice cream calories as "empty calories." Empty calorie foods are those that provide energy primarily in the form of added sugar and unhealthy solid fats such as saturated fat or trans fat. Diet experts recommend that you limit your intake of empty calorie foods.

Well..... darn. So much for that. Then again, we are talking about one day. Perhaps we can bend the rules just a bit.

Ice Cream Shops In Grand Junction Colorado

If you had your pick of any ice cream in Grand Junction, regardless of price, or for that matter, business hours, where would you go? This same poll was conducted in 2020. These were the top four from that survey.

Grand Junction ice cream survey

That's yesterday's news. Since 2020, several new businesses have opened in the valley, and it's time to do it again. Cast your vote below. If we missed your favorite venue, write them in and we'll add them to the list.

Grand Junction's Favorite Places to Grab an Ice Cream Cone

Do you have a favorite place in Grand Junction to go for ice cream? We asked what is the best place to go to grab an ice cream cone and got some great answers. As the summer temps stay with us, try stopping by any one of these locations to cool off with a tasty treat.

Grand Junction Colorado's Go To for the Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Check out 10 of the best places in Grand Junction to go all out for ice cream and frozen yogurt. Check out some of the famous ice cream creations at each location, and find out when they are open and how to get there.

Grand Junction Restaurants That Should Be on the Food Network

Many Colorado restaurants have been featured on The Food Network. In fact, at least 19 have been featured on Guy Fieri's 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.' However, Grand Junction has no shortage of great local restaurants that have never been featured on the popular network.

Here are some of the Grand Junction restaurants that should be featured on The Food Network.

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