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Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day: What Do We Expect in 2025?

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The makers of Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Stephen Colbert’s Ameri-Cone Dream have around 600 scoop shops, and each one draws massive crowds for Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day, as every visitor gets a free cup or cone of their choice. 

And this year, we've already celebrated both Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day on April 16, 2024 and Dairy Queen Free Cone Day — which was March 19, 2024. We'll have to wait another year to score these free scoops and here's what we predict for free cone day 2025.

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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day gives in-store customers a free scoop of ice cream.

Since 1979, Ben & Jerry’s has made it simple: Every person who comes to their shop on Free Cone Day can walk out with a free cup or cone of their ice cream. And it’s any of their ice cream flavors and varieties, including favorites like Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey, as well as non-dairy varieties. 

KCL predicts the 2025 Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day event to happen on Tuesday, April 8, 2025.


Ben & Jerry’s hasn’t officially announced the next date for their Free Cone Day in 2025, but based on what they've done in recent years, we at KCL predict that it’ll take place on Tuesday, April 8. 

How do we make our prediction?

In 2023, Free Cone Day was Monday, April 3, but just as we predicted, Ben & Jerry’s will got back to their typical form of doing this event on a Tuesday in 2024. We think they'll stick with Tuesday in 2025 and since it's regularly early in April, we predict April 8 will be our lucky day.

Here are the last five dates of Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day:

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024

  • Monday, April 3, 2023

  • (Canceled 2020-2022)

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017    

You get a free scoop of ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s — no questions asked.


Ben & Jerry’s has more than 600 scoop shops worldwide, and the vast majority of them participated in Free Cone Day between noon and 8 p.m. (You could find your scoop shop at by filtering locations by “Free Cone Day.”)

You don't need to be part of their loyalty program, have a coupon code, or anything like that; all you have to do is show up and get your free scoop of ice cream in a cone or a cup.

Note: Free Cone Day is for in-person visitors only; online orders don’t qualify.

Pick whatever flavor you want for Free Cone Day.


Want Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream or New York Super Fudge Chunk? No prob. Free Cone Day doesn’t limit you to just certain flavors on the menu.

Now, before you ask … the free scoop doesn't come with extras like toppings or one of the fancy waffle cones or dipped cones.

Ben & Jerry’s cash registers won’t be functioning on Free Cone Day.

Ben & Jerry’s employees say they don't use their registers on free cone day since all they did was hand out free scoops. But unlike Frozen Yogurt Day, you can't get the free scoop and then pay for additional scoops. Everybody receives one scoop (although one Ben & Jerry’s employee I spoke to said that if you wanted another scoop, you just had to get back in line).

Look out for a front-of-the-line pass to benefit local charities.

On Free Cone Day, some Ben & Jerry’s locations raise money for environmental groups, food banks, community shelters, and other similar local charities by selling front-of-the-line passes. Although we can’t verify what the exact cost is to get to the front of the line in, word is, at some shops, any donation works.

Want more free or cheap Ben & Jerry’s? We’ve collected some coupons.


We’re constantly scooping up all the Ben & Jerry’s coupons so you can buy your favorite ice cream at the store for cheap — or sometimes, for free. And beyond that, you can look forward to all the freebies that follow Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day like National Ice Cream Day in July.

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