If you’ve followed along with us over on Instagram for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that we’re big ice cream junkies. So leave it to us to find away to eat it for breakfast! Scooped over a warm bowl of steel cut oats, is a favorite around here. The ice cream melts perfectly (like it does over a warm brownie) so you get a little bit with each bite.
The kids love that their bowl of oatmeal looks more like an ice cream sundae and I love that it’s easy to make yet feels kinda fancy and is perfect for a special school day or weekend morning.
The meal hardly requires a recipe, but I find that some sort of list and instructions are helpful anytime I try something new. So, I wrote out more details for you below… keep scrollin’!
Her face says it all… Ice cream for breakkie? YAAAS PUH-LEEZE!
STEEL CUT OATS + ICE CREAM
- favorite oatmeal
- favorite ice cream (halo top is a good option for breakkie!)
- favorite toppings (ideas: shaved almonds, berries, bananas, coconut flakes, sprinkles, etc.)
Prepare oatmeal like you normally would or according to package directions. Steel cut is our go-to but old fashioned oats work too. When the oatmeal is almost done, set out any toppings you have on hand and your ice cream choices. Halo Top (not an ad, just a fan) is a good option because it’s lower in sugar, higher in protein and so delicious. When the oats are done, scoop into bowls. For the kids or if you don’t want your ice cream melting too fast, let sit for a minute. Add a small scoop of ice cream and toppings to each and then eat up!
It’s a really fun way to start the day and a good way to get a picky eater to try oatmeal. Plus, your basically swapping out the traditional brown sugar and milk for a scoop of ice cream, and I could be totally wrong, but it feels like an even trade! Especially with a healthier ice cream choice. But I guess it all comes down to the scoop size, LOL :)
Things get a bit messy when the boys start to dish :) And I guess, when your limited to a certain amount of ice cream you load up on sprinkles (below)!
The only downside to ice cream for breakfast is that the kids might start requesting it for all meals, ha! Last night at dinner Poppy said, “My tummy says I’m only hungry for ice cream. So I’m not hungry for chicken.” She kills me.
Let me know if you end up trying it, or if this is something you already serve for breakkie! Also let me know if you have any fun breakfast recipes we should try this weekend. Bonus points if they’re quick to make.
Happy Friday friends!