National Ice Cream Day Promotions
National Ice Cream Day is approaching fast, and you’ll love the chance to enjoy great National Ice Cream Day freebies and deals before they melt away like a sundae on a hot day!
Take a look at the delicious National Ice Cream Day 2022 offers and make plans to enjoy a free or discounted scoop to stay cool during the intense July heat!
National Ice Cream Day
What could be more fun than uniting the country to spend a day celebrating our favorite summertime treat on National Ice Cream Day?
What is National Ice Cream Day?
For people wondering, “what is National Ice Cream Day?”, it’s a day that celebrates all things ice cream!
National Ice Cream Month was originally proclaimed by the US President in July 1984, and July 15th of the same year was named National Ice Cream Day. Although the official proclamation only mentioned celebrating National Ice Cream holidays during that single month (and day) in 1984, unofficially, the National Ice Cream holidays continue each year!
While there are no longer presidential proclamations each year, ice cream vendors keep the fun with creative specials on your ice cream favorites.
When is National Ice Cream Day?
The entire month of July is known as National Ice Cream Month, and there are a few great deals available all month, but the biggest and best deals will be on National Ice Cream Day, which is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of July each year. This year, National Ice Cream Day is on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Holiday offers are usually announced about 1 – 7 days before the annual event. Mark your calendars and bookmark this page to check back for 2022 Ice Cream Day freebies and offers.
National Ice Cream Day 2022 Promotions
Most offers are announced just before National Ice Cream Day, so be sure to check back to see the latest offers.
The information below is for the National Ice Cream Day offers that happened in the past. Stay tuned for the list of 2022 offers — this page will be updated for the 2022 holiday on Sunday, July 17, 2022 as offers are announced.
Watch online for Baskin-Robbins National Ice Cream Day offers that have included a free scoop or a free kinetic sand ice cream cone.
This national chain offers special deals throughout the year to their rewards club members. All guests are invited to take advantage of the ongoing specials including a free baby cone for kids under 40″ tall and a free doggie sundae for your dog!
Create a Bruster’s account to get your offer for National Ice Cream Day.
National Ice Cream Day specials vary from year to year, so be sure to watch Carvel online for updates. Plus, get ongoing deals including Wednesday is “Sundae” at Carvel when you buy a classic soft ice cream sundae on Wednesday you get another FREE.
The Carvel National Ice Cream Day 2022 offer is a BOGO soft serve in any small cup or cone for National Ice Cream Day!
Great offers that are different each year but have included BOGO or $3 off coupons.
The Cold Stone Creamery National Ice Cream Day 2022 offer is for customers with a Cold Stone Creamery account — create an account today to get your offer!
Download the Dairy Queen app to see great National Ice Cream Day offers from Dairy Queen.
Look for extremely limited-time-only offers (2 hours only) at retail locations, or take advantage of great online offers.
Watch for National Ice Cream Day deals at Godiva stores that may include buy one soft serve and get one 50% off!
Watch the Häagen-Dazs social media or your online app for announcements of Häagen-Dazs National Ice Cream Day specials. Note that Häagen-Dazs also celebrates its own separate holiday, Free Cone Day, although it has recently been on hold due to the COVID pandemic.
Look for National Ice Cream Day offers that have included a free milkshake with entree purchase in the past.
Look for great National Ice Cream Day offers that may include a free kids’ cup or cone with the purchase of a regular cup or cone.
Kids get free ice cream on National Ice Cream Day 2022 (while supplies last) plus enjoy additional prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
Look for fun National Ice Cream Day offers and download the app to access great daily offers like 50% off drinks and slushes.
The Yogurtland National Ice Cream Day 2022 offer is triple points on July 17 for National Ice Cream Day!
More Ice Cream Fun
Ice cream is way too much fun to celebrate it only on one day – enjoy these other fun ice cream promotions and products at other times! Enjoy great treats and specials at these great ice cream vendors throughout the year.
Ongoing Ice Cream Deals
Fortunately, National Ice Cream Day isn’t the only time to score free ice cream. Learn even more ways to get great deals on ice cream!
Everyday Ice Cream Offers
No need to wait — these ice cream offers are available all year!
- Brusters Ice Cream: free doggie sundae for your dog every day
- Brusters Ice Cream: free baby cones for kids less than 40 inches tall every day
- Steak ‘N’ Shake: half-price shakes and drinks on weekdays from 2 pm – 4 pm
Additional Ice Cream Holidays
Some shops choose to participate in other free ice cream promotions like Free Cone Day (which falls on different dates depending on the store) or other dates and milestones. So even if your favorite ice cream shop isn’t participating in the National Ice Cream Day promotions, stay alert to find specials during other times of the year!
- February: TCBY offers BOGO frozen yogurt on National Frozen Yogurt Day (last event was February 6, 2022)
- March: Rita’s offers free Italian Ice on the 1st day of Spring (last event was March 20, 2022)
- March: Dairy Queen hosts a free cone day in March (last event was March 21, 2022)
- March: Bruster’s offers a free cone to people wearing pajamas on PJ Day in late March (last event was March 26, 2022)
- April: Ben & Jerry offers a free mini cone on free cone day in April (program is temporarily suspended)
- May: Häagen-Dazs hosts a free cone day on the 2nd Tuesday in May #HDFreeConeDay (program is temporarily suspended)
- May: Culvers offers deals on ice cream on their “Scoops of Thanks” days in early May
- June: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7th #ChocolateIceCreamDay #NationalChocolateIceCreamDay
- July: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day on July 25th #HotFudgeSundaeDay #NationalHotFudgeSundaeDay
- August: National Soft Ice Cream Day on August 19th #SoftIceCreamDay #NationalSoftIceCreamDay
- November: National Sundae Day on November 11th #SundaeDay #NationalSundaeDay
Check websites for participating locations near you.
TIP: Remember that you can also get free offers for sweets and ice cream when you sign up for e-newsletters, loyalty programs, and/or download an app. Visit the Free Restaurant Sign Up Bonuses article for the list of places where you can get free desserts and sweets at any time of the year!
Enjoying Ice Cream at Home
The fun doesn’t have to end once the annual Ice Cream Day event has ended. It’s easy to enjoy ice cream at home, whether you make it yourself or order it from a store. If you want to try making your own, you’ll be surprised that all it takes is an ice cream maker and a few simple ingredients!
Ice Cream Makers
Choose one of many different types of ice cream makers depending on your family’s needs.
So many great models of ice cream makers!
Ice Cream Recipes
There is no shortage of recipes and videos on how to make ice cream on the internet, but sometimes there is no substitute for the real thing. Pick up one of these fantastic cookbooks and make your own recipe notes to help refine your favorites.
Ice Cream Add-Ons
Whether you start with a straight scoop of vanilla or a mix of different flavors, these ice cream add-ons can take your treats to the next level.
Ice Cream Accessories
These fun items celebrate the fun spirit of ice cream.
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Which ice cream offers are you craving this year? Do you also enjoy celebrating these fun national “food holidays”?