What’s better than ice cream? FREE ice cream, of course. Everyone screams for free ice cream!
July is National Ice Cream Month, first designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, followed by National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July. Sunny California ranks No. 1 in ice cream production, with Indiana coming in second. However, you will find deals and freebies in every state on July 17, 2022.
Get a handle on National Ice Cream Day at 16 Handles. Last year, the shop gave away FREE ice cream. However, no deals or giveaways have been announced yet for 2022. Follow them on social media for any cool updates.
The shop has more than 30 locations in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey and New York.
National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to enjoy the Flavor of the Month for July at Baskin-Robbins — OREO S’mores. Toasted marshmallow- and graham-flavored ice creams come together with a thick chocolate cookie ribbon and OREO cookie pieces to create the perfect spoonful.
To make National Ice Cream Day even sweeter, Baskin-Robbins is offering $5 off any purchase of $15 or more from July 17 to 23. For online orders, use promo code BECOOLER at checkout. To redeem in-shop, customers can scan the digital coupon found in the Baskin-Robbins app at checkout.
If you’re looking for more sweet deals, download the chain’s app for exclusive deals and offers.
Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store
Scoop out big savings at family owned Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store on National Ice Cream Day. Last year, the shop offered a single-dip cone at a special price. However, no deals or giveaways have been announced yet for 2022. Follow them on social media for any cool updates.
Braum’s maintains high quality standards, thanks to managing its own dairy herd, farms and ranches, processing plant, bakery, retail stores and delivery trucks.
The company only operates stores within 300 miles of its farm in Tuttle, OK, and has 280 locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Burgers aren’t the only thing on the menu at Burger King. The fast-food chain also serves vanilla soft serve cups or cones. Last year, the fast-food chain offered a complimentary cone with a minimum purchase. However, no deals or giveaways have been announced for 2022. Check their app for any cool updates.
Fry fans love dipping fries in ice cream for a sweet and salty snack. Royal Perks members can enjoy FREE fries every week through the end of the year. Get more details here.
Swirl lots of sweet treats at Carvel. Last year, the shop offered a sweet surprise to customers. However, no deals or giveaways have been announced yet for 2022. Follow them on social media for any cool updates.
If you don’t celebrate at the shop on National Ice Cream Day, you can still enjoy the shop’s popular buy-one-get-one FREE sundae deal every Wednesday.
Cold Stone Creamery
Mix it up at Cold Stone Creamery during National Ice Cream Month. To celebrate the cool month, the shop is offering a $5 Bonus eCard with the purchase of a $25 gift card online. (The bonus card is valid July 1 to Oct. 31.)
The gift card bonus is available from July 1 to 31.
Dairy Queen might be the king of all ice cream shops. And it’s one of the best places to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. DQ is celebrating the cool day with a sweet deal on July 17 — enjoy $1 off any size dipped cone via the chain’s app. The offer excludes kid cones.
If you’re looking for more sweet savings, the chain’s DQ Blizzard Fan Club is the best spot to find the latest deals and discounts.
Pizza and ice cream? For National Ice Cream Day, DiGiorno is releasing Croissant Crust ice cream cones – it’s ‘cold pizza’ like you’ve never tasted before. Here’s the scoop: The iconic pizza brand transformed the flaky, buttery layers of its best-selling Croissant Crust and baked it into an ice cream-ready cone for a treat that’s equal parts unexpected and delicious.
Think that’s cool? DiGiorno has also collaborated with a Cleveland-based creamery to create two savory ice cream flavors – Strawberry Tomato Basil and Parmesan Cheese – to be paired with the cone for a “treat-za” like no other.
The DiGiorno Crust Cones with signature ice creams will be available exclusively through an online sweepstakes through July 17. To enter, visit this link and follow the directions for a chance to win one of the unique kits — including two DiGiorno Croissant Crust cones, a pint of Strawberry Tomato Basil ice cream, a pint of Parmesan Cheese ice cream and grocery gift card for toppings of your choosing.
Take a dip on National Ice Cream Day! Celebrate the cool day at Dippin’ Dots. Ice cream lovers can enjoy a FREE mini cup of Dippin’ Dots during a two-hour window on July 17. Check with your local store to confirm the details and time of the giveaway, which will only be available at participating stores and shopping center locations.
Are you awake? It doesn’t get much better than cookies and ice cream and Insomnia Cookies is the go-to place for the sweet combo. Last year, the late-night shop offered a sweet special on a scoop of ice cream. However, no deals or giveaways have been announced yet for 2022. Check their social media for any cool updates.
What would you do for a Klondike? In honor of National Ice Cream Day and its 100th birthday, the iconic ice cream bar is celebrating with pop-ups in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City on July 17 with each site giving away FREE frozen treats. Get more details here, including time and location.
In addition, fans can complete a “What Would You Do for a Klondike?” challenge on-site for a chance to win a Klondike 100th birthday cake made by the “Cake Boss,” Buddy Valastro. One lucky winner also has a chance to win the Klondike Kard that unlocks FREE Klondike treats for 100 years.
Marble Slab Creamery
Marble Slab Creamery has a sweet surprise for National Ice Cream Month. From July 1 to 31, the small-batch ice cream franchise will be mixing in some cool offers for rewards members to earn when they check-in and make a purchase at participating locations.
Rewards members can redeem a variety of random decadent deals throughout the month, including a FREE small ice cream or buy-one-get-one FREE small ice cream. The cool surprise will be valid for seven days following the visit, with a limit of one reward per customer.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
For froyo fans, ice cream is cool, but frozen yogurt is the best. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with two sweet deals at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.
On July 15, the yogurt shop is giving away FREE froyo to the first 50 customers starting at 3 p.m. (local time). Get details here.
Then, on July 23, Menchie’s is serving up a sweet buy-one-get-one special for all customers for its 15th birthday. Get details here.
The Swedish style light ice cream brand, N!CK’s is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a cool Instagram giveaway. Through July 18, head to @nicksicecreams and tag a friend named Nick or any “Nick-ish” name (like Nicole, Nikki, Niko, Nikhil, Nikita, etc.) and you each could win a one-year supply of N!CK’S. Plus, 10 winners will receive a Sömmar Fruit Bundle and 100 winners will win a FREE pint coupon. You can also enter online here.
No pressure, enjoy a cool deal at Pressed on National Ice Cream Day. On July 17, customers can enjoy a Size 1 Freeze for just $3. The Pressed Freeze is a plant-based soft-serve made with wholesome ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, almonds and coconuts.
In addition, the cold-pressed juice and plant-based beverage shop is offering customers a special deal — buy any eight (8) juices, smoothies, non-dairy milks or Size 2 Freeze with up to 3 toppings for $40. The deal is valid in-shop, online and through its app. The offer ends July 18.
Pressed has more than 100 locations in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Washington, D.C.
Shake up National Ice Cream Month at Shake Shack. The popular burger joint is offering a buy-one-get-one FREE shake this summer. The offer is valid Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for online orders. Get the required promo code here. The sweet special runs through Aug. 31.
Shakes and burgers will always be the perfect combo. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Smashburger. The fast-casual chain is offering its limited-time, plant-based Eclipse non-dairy shakes for 50% off on July 16 and 17.
The hand-spun, plant-based shakes come in a variety of flavors, including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, peanut butter, OREO and tangerine. Get the deal in-restaurant by mentioning the special at checkout or use promo code ECLIPSE online via the Smashburger site or app.
Whether it’s ice cream or frozen yogurt, everyone loves a cool treat on a hot summer day. TCBY is offering some delicious rewards for its most loyal customers. While no deal or giveaway has been announced for National Ice Cream Day, download the shop’s app and start spooning your way toward FREE froyo.
Whole Foods Market
Is ice cream sweeter than tacos or is it the other way around? Inspired by her Latin roots, Camila Alves McConaughey (also known as Matthew McConaughey’s wife) has created a taco-inspired ice cream creation exclusively for Whole Foods Market, featuring 365 by Whole Foods Market salted caramel ice cream, Siete Foods gluten-free grain-free taco shells and Rip Van Dutch caramel and vanilla wafels — all topped with 365 by Whole Foods Market organic salted caramel sauce.
As an added treat, shoppers can enjoy the sweet taco creation for FREE at pop-up ice cream experiences at three Whole Foods Market locations on National Ice Cream Day, July 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (local time) — Austin (525 N. Lamar Blvd. in Austin, TX), Los Angeles (3401 W. Olive Ave. in Burbank), New York (214 3rd St. in Brooklyn.) The giveaway is available to the first 500 customers at each location.
However, all ice cream lovers can chill out with a cool deal at Whole Foods Market. From July 6 to 19, customers save 25% on all ice cream and frozen treats. Even sweeter, the grocery store’s ice cream does not contain the 100+ preservatives, flavors, colors and other ingredients they’ve prohibited from food. Plus, Amazon Prime members enjoy an extra 10% off.
Frozen yogurt is right behind ice cream in popularity. And Yogurtland is celebrating National Ice Cream Day by offering its Real Rewards members 3x points on all in-shop and online purchases on July 17. (The offer excludes third-party delivery services and gift cards.) Join the loyalty program and earn 50 bonus points just for signing up.