National Ice Cream Day, one of the few “food holidays” actually worth getting excited about, is today, July 16th. That means ice cream purveyors across America are celebrating by giving out all sorts of cups, cones, and other frozen treats gratis.
Here’s our running list of free ice cream giveaways and other deals from several popular chains across the country:
The deal: Get a free vanilla soft serve cone if you download the fast food chain’s mobile app and redeem the Free Vanilla Cone offer. You’ll also be entered to win a one-of-a-kind “Golden Arches Cone” that will entitle you to free McDonald’s soft serve for life.
The deal: Just like last year, Carvel will give you any size soft serve ice cream cone or cup when you buy one. You can choose from three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, or Oreo.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
The deal: Kids and teens under 18 will get a free kids scoop in a classic orange cake cone with sprinkles, when an accompanying adult buys a scoop or cone.
The deal: If you enjoy eating ice cream in the form of “futuristic” flash-frozen pebbles, then this shopping center and entertainment venue regular’s got you covered with a free mini cup of ice cream at most locations.
The deal: Get a free Farmhouse Premium Ice Cream Sandwich of your choice when you buy a 20oz Pepsi or Mountain Dew drink.
Steak ‘n Shake
The deal: The roadside burger chain has a coupon for buy-one-get-one (BOGO) Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshakes — you know, in case you need something more substantial than a scoop or soft serve.
When: Now through August 31
The deal: This wood-fired, brick-oven pizza chain will give you a free scoop of its premium gelato.
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
The deal: The nation’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream chain is offering a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal on its custom ice cream creations.
When: 2pm to 6pm
The deal: Turns out your dog can get in on the dessert-filled celebration, too. The pet retailer is handing out free Doggie Ice Cream Sundaes — dog-safe vanilla ice cream topped with a dog biscuit sprinkle — at its PetSmart PetsHotel locations nationwide.
The deal: The chain is promising offers for more freebies and deals on National Ice Cream Day itself if you download the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App.
Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: Members of the chain’s My Cold Stone Club can take advantage of a a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) ice cream offer for the occasion.
When: Now through July 23