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!

National Ice Cream Day 2022 - July 17, 2022

National Ice Cream Day 2022 – July 17, 2022


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!

What is National Ice Cream Day?

What is National Ice Cream Day?

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.

When National Ice Cream Day

When National Ice Cream Day

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.


Bruster’s Ice Cream

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.


Carvel Ice Cream

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!


Cold Stone Creamery

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!


Dairy Queen

Download the Dairy Queen app to see great National Ice Cream Day offers from Dairy Queen.


Dippin’ Dots

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.


Johnny Rockets

Look for National Ice Cream Day offers that have included a free milkshake with entree purchase in the past.


Marble Slab Creamery / MaggiMoo’s

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.


Monkey Joe’s

Monkey Joes National Ice Cream Day 2022 Offers

Monkey Joes National Ice Cream Day 2022 Offers

Kids get free ice cream on National Ice Cream Day 2022 (while supplies last) plus enjoy additional prizes and giveaways throughout the day.


Sonic Drive-In

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!


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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National Ice Cream Day 2022 on Sunday, July 17th

National Ice Cream Day 2022 on Sunday, July 17th

Which ice cream offers are you craving this year? Do you also enjoy celebrating these fun national “food holidays”?

29 Responses

  1. pasindu dimanka says:

    Thank you very much for this interesting and detailed post about ice cream. Actually, one of my favorite foods is ice cream. But I came to know about something like this today. Similarly, you have shown some good ice cream brands in this. I really like Baskin Robbins. And I will definitely try the others. Keep posting like this. I will definitely share this.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi pasindu! I’m a big fan of Baskin-Robbins as well, and I’m looking forward to enjoying great deals on ice cream for National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, July 17th!

  2. Carolyn says:

    Hi Alyce, July is the hottest month of the year here in Manitoba, so it would be a good month for ice cream month. Ice cream for everyone, even the pups!
    I am impressed by your side-bar. You have a huge imagination of things to capture people’s eye. It would take a long time to explore all the information you have on your website!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Carolyn, I’m not sure if Canada also celebrates Ice Cream Day, but hopefully the ice cream deals extend across the border for the perfect July treat!

  3. Monalisha says:


    Ice Cream Day? Really this is a amazing offer!! Before today, I didn’t know about this. It would be a great offer for this hot weather. I was amazed to know that snowy (my dog)  doesn’t have to just stare at me when I eat Ice cream, he can now eat too. I am really excited for him. 

    Thanks for such a great informative article. Happy Ice Cream Day to you!!

  4. Radeet says:

    I have a dog. It made me feel good to know that my dog would be able to eat this ice cream. But with my boys, I will participate in this day. Because I have promised my kids that I will take them on Sunday for the Ice Cream Day and this is a national ice cream day.

    Thanks for sharing this type of article. Happy ice cream day!

  5. Harber says:

    After reading your post, I told all of my friends that we will enjoy Ice Cream Day next Sunday. I am ready with all those friends who agreed to observe the day. I appreciate you for posting about Ice Cream Day. Because many people do not know about this day. Hopefully, many people will know about this Ice Cream Day and will be able to enjoy this day with dear people. I would definitely like to share the post and celebrate this day.

  6. Polash says:

    It was really awesome to know about national ice cream day. I love to eat ice cream. It is very good to know that there is an ice cream day. I am preparing to celebrate this day and talk to my friends about this day. But I’ll go over the two places for dogs. But I think the ice cream day in July will enjoy many in warm temperatures.

    • Alyce says:

      The hot weather that the country is currently experiencing does make it a perfect weekend to celebrate ice cream!

  7. Hossen says:

    I’m really surprised. Because before reading your post, I did not know about icecream day. We eat ice cream many times. But I want to share this day with my friends. Since July is a perfect ice cream day, I want to spend the best with my friends. 

    thanks for your great post. 

  8. Nuttanee says:

    Thanks for sharing this amazing offer! There is a Carvel store right in the corner of my place and I will be sure to take that use that promotion on the 21st. I make sure to stop by at Sonic’s as well. I need as many ice cream 🍦 in this weather. It is really hot this year and super humid as well. Wendy’s also have a $1 frosty as well not sure if they have a promotion or not. 


  9. Alex says:

    I had no idea national ice cream day was a thing. I wonder if we have that in Canada… my Son tried ice cream for the first time last night actually. He’s 16 months old and he really had a hard time going to bed after. I think it’s going to remain a grown up treat a while longer. I hope I can find a list like this for Canada! We would be out the door so fast for free treats! 

  10. Stepho says:

    This would have been a great news to me if I had not started my diet plan. However, I can still treat my family and my dog to a special promotion offer even though I cannot eat one myself. Though this is a new thing for me to discover because I never knew ice cream day existed before. It seems very cool to me though and I love special days like this. And I will also document the other special events days and would be sure to keep a lookout if the shops around is are observing those special promo days. Thanks for the info

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Stepho, It’s very considerate of you to treat your family (and dog!) even if you can’t indulge!

  11. SeunJeremiah says:

    These are the sweltering and sticky days of summer, primed for a popular food holiday and National Ice Cream Day is at the corner  which falls on Sunday, creating the chance for a weekend of sundaes, cones, milk shakes, parfaits and is going to be a promising day for my kids, Thanks for the reminder on National Ice Cream Day, I honestly did forgot.

  12. Jeff Marshall says:

    Gee, an Icecream day – how good is that!

    I live in Australia and never heard of Icecream Day. We are all big Icecream eaters Downunder and I’m surprised we don’t have such a day here.

    We’d have to hold this in December of course, being that it’s pouring down with rain at the moment but I love the concept.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jeff, hopefully you do have an Ice Cream Day in Australia… although it would definitely make more sense for it to fall during the hot Summer months!

  13. Ronald Otochi says:

    Thanks for this wonderful article. I don’t eat much ice cream but I just discovered vanilla bean. Now I know when & where to get a deal on ice cream cone. Vanilla bean here I come. Oh wait, all the places close to me offered something in April or May, bummer. I’ll be ready for it next year.

    On question i did have is, are there only 2 places offering deals for dogs? None of those places are close to me. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Ronald, those are the only 2 national places that I know of that offer ice cream treats for dogs… which is too bad because we recently had a lot of fun when we took our dog out with us to Bruster’s for an ice cream! Not only did we enjoy it, but other dog lovers nearby got a kick out of watching our dog lap up her doggy sundae. 

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  14. AmDetermined says:

    Thanks for the information towards the National ice cream day which will happen this coming Sunday, i really appreciate your post for sharing information about the places to go to on this day to be able to partake! Plus you also have information where dogs can enjoy this offer, so my dog (Daisy) also appreciates you. i will share this information because every one of your posts are always helpful.

    • Alyce says:

      Nice! We recently took our dog to Bruster’s for ice cream. It was a lot of fun for us to include the dog while out for a sweet treat!!

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  15. Harry says:

    I’ve promised my kids and wife that I am going to take them out Sunday for ice cream since it’s national ice cream day…

    I am between Brusters and Carvel to tell you the truth. I decide which one we’ll visit at the last minute… Maybe we go to both but we will be eating way too much ice cream for one day 😛

    Thanks for letting me know about the deals. Happy ice cream day!

  16. Jackson kenny says:

    Thanks for such a great post…I have never heard of the ice-cream day neither did I even know that we were in ice cream month..It’s funny though lol…I just knew that as a high school kid, me and my friends always went to this store that sells very cheap ice-cream occasionally. I can very well share this with my younger sister who has become an ice-cream addict, she’ll be very pleased to check this out… Thanks again

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jackson, It seems like there are “national day” designations for just about everything you could possibly imagine including Gingersnap Day, Fried Clam Day, Dive Bar Day, and Pet Photo Day. It all seems a bit silly until there are promos to get freebies for things like ice cream! 🙂

      Hopefully you or your sister will save some cash on a sweet treat or two this time around. 

      By the way, I hope you have a wonderful National Corn Fritters Day and National Personal Chef’s Day today (Jul 16)! 😉

      Warm Regards, Alyce

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