Where to Get Free Ice Cream and Deals for National Ice Cream Day (Video)
All of the milkshakes, pints, soft serve, and more you can score on July 21.
Nothing says summer like fresh ice cream, so it's only fitting that this upcoming Sunday, July 21 is National Ice Cream Day. Whether you're a fan of soft serve, sugar cones, parfaits, popsicles, or milkshakes, there's a deal for you—Cold Stone Creamery and Godiva have BOGO (buy one, get one) offers, while Johnny Rockets will give out free milkshakes alongside entrées. Halo Top, on the other hand, is partnering with Bumble (more on that in a minute) to give away free "Halo Top Pops." Check out all of the other deals you can find below, and keep coming back up until July 21 as we add more.
Grab two pre-packed quarts for $7.99 when you're in-store—or, order through DoorDash to receive free delivery on orders of $10 or more. (Use the code STRANGERTHINGS at checkout.)
Carvel will offer a buy one, get one free deal on a cup or cone of soft ice cream from open to close on July 21—so bring a friend and enjoy.
Cold Stone Creamery
Join Cold Stone’s rewards program by July 20 to receive a BOGO deal on National Ice Cream Day—plus, if you buy $30 in gift cards online, you’ll get a bonus $10 e-card.
In the mood for liquid nitrogen ice cream? You're in luck—customers enrolled in the Creamistry loyalty program will get one free Ruby Cacao Ice Cream with any other ice cream purchase of equal or greater value.
Customers will get $1 off the brand’s “Ultimate Scoop” flavors (aka $3.99 a pint, normally $4.99 a pint). Text SCOOPS to 64827 to receive the coupon automatically the morning of July 21–if you have other plans on Sunday, you can redeem it through July 28.
Participating locations will give out free mini cups of ice cream during a two-hour window—check with your local store for more information.
The plant-based popsicles are 25 percent off in honor of National Ice Cream Day—order online on July 21 with the code "#ICECREAMDAY" to save.
On July 21, head over to Enlightened's website and fill out this coupon form (which won't activate until Sunday)—you'll get a coupon for a free pint or box of Enlgihtened bars, and you can also send your friend/family member/etc. the same coupon with a personalized message.
Godiva boutiques and cafés nationwide will offer a BOGO 50 percent off deal on soft serve and parfaits for National Ice Cream Day.
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Visit Graeter’s on National Ice Cream Day for $1.49 single dip sugar cones to celebrate the brand’s 149th birthday.
Halo Top Creamery
Halo Top is partnering with Bumble to give away 5,000 coupons for a free box of Halo Top Pops via the Bumble app, and an additional 5,000 coupons on the Halo Top website. Flavors include Strawberry Cheesecake, Mint Chip, Peanut Butter Swirl, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. If you’re looking to get the coupon through Bumble, simply swipe in Bumble Date, Bumble BFF or Bumble Bizz for the chance to match with Halo Top—you’ll then be prompted enter your address so you can receive a coupon, redeemable at “select national retailers while supplies last.”
Johnny Rockets has two offers to get excited about. First, you’ll receive a free milkshake when you purchase an entrée on National Ice Cream Day—and, as an added bonus, customers can try free milkshake samples between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on July 18, 19, and 20, according to the Johnny Rockets team.
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and Uniqlo
Nine Uniqlo stores across the following cities—New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, Seattle and Chicago—will host a My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream in-store pop-up in celebration of National Ice Cream Day, with free mochi ice cream. Expect flavors including sweet mango and ripe strawberry, and triple layer flavors like s’mores and vanilla blueberry.
At both Nutella Café locations (Chicago and New York), free treats will be offered between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on July 21. The first 50 customers will receive one free frozen Nutella pop topped with chopped hazelnuts—then, up until 5, all customers can score one scoop of a gelato flavor of their choice for free.
Peekaboo Ice Cream
The organic ice cream, which has veggies hidden in each flavor, is running a contest that will give one lucky person free ice cream for a year. Each month, Peekaboo will ship a five-flavor variety pack to your door—if you're interested, enter here.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
You can get a large hand-dipped milkshake for free when you purchase an entrée—simply mention "National Ice Cream Day" at the register to claim the deal.
Any Pressed Juicery location that sells "Freezes" (a plant-based soft serve) will offer them for $2 on July 21.
So Delicious Dairy Free
To score a free pint of So Delicious frozen dessert (with varieties made from coconut milk, cashew milk, almond milk, oat milk, and soy milk), head over to Instagram. All you need to do is post a picture of you and your best friend on National Ice Cream Day with the hashtags #ShareAPint and #FreePintPromo, tag and follow So Delicious, and wait—the first 500 people who participate will get a coupon for the free pint.
Prime members will be treated to 35 percent off "all ice cream and novelties" at Whole Foods Market between July 17 and July 30.