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National Frozen Custard Day (not to be confused with National Ice Cream Day or National Frozen Yogurt Day) happens every year on Aug. 8. In 2024, you should be able to enjoy the holiday with free or discounted ice cream.

Frozen custard was created in 1919 by adding more egg yolks to their ice cream to change the texture and keep it frozen for longer. It became popularized in 1933 at the Chicago World’s Fair.

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Here’s all the deals we saw in 2023 and hope to see in 2024.


BurgerFi: Guests got a frozen custard cup for $1 on Aug. 8, 2023.

A small ice cream custard from BurgerFi on a table with a candle on top.

When you visited a BurgerFi on Aug. 8, 2023, you could grab a small frozen custard cup (regularly $3.97) for $1 — a 74.8% discount. This deal was only available in-person, and no minimum purchase was required.

Not every BurgerFi location has custard, so make sure to check your local BurgerFi for their custard availability.


Freddy’s: Guests get a free one-topping sundae until Aug. 11, 2023.

frozen custard from freddy's

Freddy’s is celebrating National Frozen Custard Day from Aug. 7 to 11 by giving customers a free mini one-topping sundae (regularly $5.50). This deal is only available through the Freddy’s app, and you’ll be able to redeem it once.

No purchase necessary, and it’ll be available for new and existing app users.



National Frozen Custard Day: Deals to Expect August 8, 2024