What’s better than ice cream? Free ice cream, of course.
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 18, 2021.
Keep watching this list for more updates and, as always, beware of brain freeze.
Here’s the latest scoop on what deals are available for National Ice Cream Month 2021:
16 Handles: Get a handle on National Ice Cream Day at 16 Handles. The frozen yogurt shop is giving away FREE soft serve to its app users on July 18 — the first 3-oz. are at no cost. In order to receive the complimentary treat, customers must either be an existing app user or download the chain’s app before visiting on July 18.
The shop has more than 30 locations in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey and New York.
Baskin-Robbins: National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to enjoy the Flavor of the Month for July at Baskin-Robbins. Inspired by the perfect summer day, Beach Day is a creamy concoction of sea-salted, vanilla-flavored ice cream, milk chocolate- flavored caramel-filled sea turtles and a crunchy graham cracker sand swirl.
To make National Ice Cream Day even sweeter, Baskin-Robbins is offering FREE ice cream-scented Kinetic Sand with any purchase of $10 or more on July 18, while supplies last. The scented sand is available in Chocolate Mint or Strawberry-Banana.
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. The sweet shop is serving a single-dip cone for just 75 cents on July 18.
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, Okla., and has 280 locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Burger King: Burgers aren’t the only thing on the menu at Burger King. The fast-food chain is celebrating National Ice Cream Month by offering a FREE vanilla soft serve cup or cone with a minimum purchase of $1. The offer is available all month long in July, only via its app. Limit one per customer. (The digital offer may not be available in all areas.)
Carvel: Swirl a sweet deal at Carvel. Try the ice cream shop’s new churro ice cream and crunchies on July 18 and they’ll treat you to a sweet surprise on your next visit.
Plus, you can enter online to win ice cream for a year. The contest runs from July 12 to Aug. 30.
If you don’t make it to the shop on National Ice Cream Day, you can still enjoy its popular buy-one-get-one FREE sundae deal every Wednesday.
Cold Stone Creamery: Mix it up at Cold Stone Creamery on National Ice Cream Day. To celebrate, My Cold Stone Club Rewards members enjoy $3 off with an online order of $10 or more — use promo code SWEETSTUFF.
The offer is valid from July 18 to 22. Limit one offer per person.
Dairy Queen: 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 with a sweet deal on July 18. The popular shop is offering $1 off any size dipped cone with 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.
DoorDash: Make a mad dash for this cool deal from DoorDash. From July 15 to 18, ice cream lovers can get a FREE pint of ice cream (or other qualifying ice cream item) on any order totaling $20 or more (excluding taxes and fees). Limit one offer per customer.
Here’s how it works:
- Open the DoorDash app or website and select DashMart (or your local convenience/grocery store.)
- Choose the ice cream item of your choice and add it to your cart.
- Use promo code ICECREAM at checkout.
Fine print: The offer is valid for one pint of ice cream, while supplies last, except for Carvel, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Smitten, Ben & Jerry’s, Halo Top, GoYum and Haagen-Dazs, where pricing may vary based on location. For orders including Carvel, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Smitten, Ben & Jerry’s, Halo Top, GoYum and Haagen-Dazs items, the offer is valid for a maximum of $10 off as applied solely to the item.
Insomnia Cookies: This sweet National Ice Cream Day deal from Insomnia Cookies won’t leave bargain hunters sleepy. From July 12 to 18, get a FREE scoop with any purchase in-store or online for delivery ($6 minimum purchase.) To redeem online for local delivery, you must add the scoop to your cart before checkout and use promo code ICECREAMDAY. To redeem in-store, just mention the deal.
If you really love the combo of ice cream and cookies, enter the shop’s National Ice Cream Day Giveaway for a chance to win a FREE classic cookie with a scoop every day for a year. Just click here.
My/Mochi: What’s the face you make, while enjoying My/Mochi? The ice cream treat is celebrating National Ice Cream Month by encouraging mochi lovers to show the world the face they make when biting into one of the little cool treats. In return, everyone who shows their “Mmm Face” on social media will receive a FREE box of My/Mochi ice cream and also be entered in a sweepstakes for the chance to win a one-year supply of My/Mochi.
How it works:
From July 1 to 31, Post a picture or video of your “Mmm Face”, use hashtag #MyMochiMmmface and tag @MyMochi on Instagram or TikTok and/or tag @mymochiicecream on Facebook or Twitter.
Receive instructions on how to claim your FREE box of My/Mochi via DM within three days of posting. (There is a limit of 10,000 coupons available.)
At the end of National Ice Cream Month, 10 lucky posters will be selected at random to each win a year’s supply of My/Mochi ice cream.
For the complete promo details, click here.
N!CK’s: The Swedish ice cream company N!CK’s is giving ice cream lovers a cool deal for National Ice Cream Day — save 25% on all of its products. To get the discount, use promo code ICECREAM, through July 31.
Plus, enter its National Ice Cream Day sweepstakes for chance to win one of more than 100 prizes, including a year’s supply of ice cream — click here to enter.
Pressed: No pressure, enjoy a cool deal at Pressed on National Ice Cream Day. The cold-pressed juice and plant-based beverage shop is offering customers a special deal on its plant-based soft serve. On July 18, customers can get a size 1 plant-based soft serve (freeze or mini-frozen) with up to 3 toppings for just $2.
The offer is limited to three per customer and only available in-store at select locations.
Serendipity3: If you live in New York City, you can celebrate National Ice Cream Day in super sweet way. The iconic NYC landmark restaurant Serendipity3 is giving out FREE pints of its super-premium ice cream brand Serendipity Brands to all customers on July 18, while supplies last.
Serendipity Brands offers flavors inspired by Serendipity3 desserts, including Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, Cookies & Cream Remix, Friends Central Perk Almond Fudge and Unicorn Bliss Sundae.
TCBY: Whether it’s ice cream or frozen yogurt, everyone loves a cool treat on a hot summer day. TCBY is offering some delicious deals this summer. Be the first to know by downloading the chain’s app and registering for its loyalty program.
It’s TCBY’s 40th birthday, so new TCBY Insider members receive special perks through July 31 — including a $3 reward, when you spend $10 in July.
Whole Foods Market: Cool off with a frozen treat at Whole Foods Market. From July 6 to 20, customers save 35% 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.
Yogurtland: While the frozen yogurt shop isn’t exactly celebrating National Ice Cream Month. Yogurtland is celebrating its new Fruit Bowl Fusions with a summer giveaway. Every Friday in July, the shop is giving away prizes and packages via its Instagram account.
Plus, Real Rewards members will receive 3x the points for all in-store and online orders on July 18.
Your Pie: National Ice Cream Day isn’t just for ice cream shops. The pizza shop Your Pie is celebrating the day by giving away FREE scoops of gelato. You must download the chain’s app before July 18 to qualify for the sweet freebie.
Also, with so many wonderful local ice cream shops around the country, check your favorite neighborhood shop for more possible deals and giveaways for the month. You never know what sweet savings you might scoop!