Whether you’re in the depths of some of the hottest temps ever (we feel for you, Texas) or just have a sweet tooth, National Ice Cream Day is happening on, July 21, 2024, to provide some relief. Not only do ice cream shops have National Ice Cream Day deals, but it’s a great time to stock up on the cold stuff at your go-to grocery as well. Really, National Ice Cream Day is among the most well-played of food holidays. And it’s been around for 40 years!
We’ve found all the restaurants and places that are offering free or discounted ice cream in 2023 on National Ice Cream Day, and you can expect similar deals for 2024. There are still some deals available, so we’ll let you know which ones you can still grab today.
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National Ice Cream Day is July 21, 2024.
Thought the actual date changes every year, National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of July. In 2024, it’ll be, Sunday, July 21, 2024. Fun fact: President Regan created this holiday back in 1984.
Graeter’s Ice Cream: Get a single-dip sugar cone for $1.53 all month long in 2023.
Graeter’s Ice Cream celebrated National Ice Cream Month by giving Sweet Rewards members a single-dip sugar cone (regularly $5.75) for only $1.53 any time during the month of July 2023. That’s a 73.4% discount.
Happy Joe’s: Get a scoop of ice cream for only $0.99 from July 16 to 30, 2023.
If you lived near one of the 40 Happy Joe’s locations, you were able to pick up a scoop of ice cream for only $0.99 from July 16 to 30, 2023.
Shake Shack: Get BOGO shakes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. until July 31, 2023.
Every day until July 31, 2023, you were able to get to get BOGO shakes from Shake Shack from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. That included National Ice Cream Day.
National Ice Cream Day Deals to Expect in 2024:
Alden’s Organic: You would win free ice cream for life if you won their National Ice Cream sweepstakes in 2023.
For National Ice Cream Day, 2023, Alden’s Organic Ice cream hosted a sweepstakes for one lucky winner to receive free ice cream for a year. All you had to do to enter is follow the instructions on their Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
Baskin-Robbins: From July 16 to 22, 2023, you could have gotten $5 off orders of $20 or more from DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates.
You could have grabbed a $5 discount from Baskin Robbins when you ordered from either DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Postmates. Plus, you could have received the same deal on the Baskin Robbins website or app when you used the code SEIZETHEYAY. This deal was only available from July 16 to 22, 2023.
Plus, in July 2023, you could get 31% off Baskin Robbins scoops at the end of this month.
Carvel: Get $5 off orders of $25 or more at participating stores on National Ice Cream Day.
Cold Stone Creamery: My Cold Stone Club Rewards Received a In-App Mystery Offer Valid from July 14 – 20, 2023.
Some scoop shops just love the element of surprise. If you were a My Cold Stone Club Rewards member in 2023, a mystery offer would have been sent to your rewards account, which started uploading to inboxes on July 14, 2023. The surprise deal was valid from July 14 – 20, 2023. This offer was a one-time redemption, and redeeming was easy easy: just place an order online or in the app, using the one-time use code at checkout.
Additionally, My Cold Stone Club Rewards members received $0.99 delivery on any order of $20 or more when they order on ColdStoneCreamery.com or the official Cold Stone app through July 31. Moreover, they could get a $5 bonus e-gift card with the purchase of $25 or more in gift cards on ColdStoneCreamery.com through July 31.
Dairy Queen: $1 off any Dipped Cone on July 16, 2023 through the app.
On July 16, 2023, users of the Dairy Queen app could have gotten $1 off Dipped Cones (regularly $3.99 – $5.19) — up to a 74.9% discount. This discount was limited to one per customer, and the deal would not work on Kids Cones.
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Dippin’ Dots: Free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots at participating stores on National Ice Cream Day 2023.
On National Ice Cream Day 2023, you could have picked up a mini cup of Dippin’ Dots (priced at $6.29 depending on your location) for free at a random two hour period dependent on your local Dippin’ Dots.
Plus, you could have received 20% off online orders from the Dippin’ Dots website with promo code NICD2023.
DoorDash: If you bought two ice creams, you would get $5 off from July 13 to 19, 2023.
DoorDash celebrated the Summer of DashPass during National Ice Cream Month this year. That meant DashPass members could have gotten deals all month long. For National Ice Cream Day 2023, DoorDash gave DashPass members $5 off ice cream purchases when they ordered at least two ice creams.
Here were the eligible ice cream brands that could have gotten you this deal: Talenti, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Popsicle, Magnum, Good Humor, and Klondike.
DoorDash also gave a discount on their limited edition summer exclusive ice cream flavors while supplies last. You were able to get a container of their Apple Strudel and a container of Peach with Chili Flakes for only $14.99 — a $5 discount.
Friendly’s: Single scoop cones were $0.88 from July 15 to 19, 2023.
When you visited a Friendly’s location from July 15 to 19, 2023, you could have gotten a single scoop of ice cream (regularly $4.69) for only $0.88 — a 81.2% discount. Plus, the first 88 people who visited a Friendly’s on July 16, 2023 got some free Friendly’s merch, a Happy Endings Sundae (regularly $4.99), and Monster Mash tattoos.
Insomnia Cookies: Free scoop of ice cream from July 14 to 16, 2023.
For National Ice Cream Day, 2023, Insomnia Cookies offered a free scoop of ice cream (regularly $4.35) with any purchase either in store or for local delivery. This deal was available for National Ice Cream Day weekend 2023 (July 14 to 16).
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Marble Slab Creamery: Free small ice cream and more on July 16, 2023.
Marble Slab Creamery offered loyalty members a free scoop of ice cream (regularly $4.99) on National Ice Cream Day, 2023. Plus, for the entire month of July, you could have grabbed $5 off 8-inch or larger ice cream cakes.
Wendy’s: Small Frosty with the purchase of a small fry from July 13 to 16, 2023 on Grubhub.
Wendy’s teamed up with Grubhub to give us a free small Frosty with the purchase of a small fry. This deal was only be available through Grubhub, and there are plenty of other Grubhub promo codes that you can use to save on your orders.
Wendy’s also celebrated National French Fry Day from July 13 to 17, 2023. Members of the Wendy’s Rewards program could have gotten a free any size fry during that time. Just one of the many Wendy’s coupons you should be using.
Whole Foods: Get up to 35% off all ice cream treats if you were an Amazon Prime Member from July 5 to 18, 2023.
Whole Foods celebrated National Ice Cream Month from July 5 to 18, 2023. Amazon Prime members could grab their ice cream and frozen treats for 35% off, and non-Prime members could get a 27% discount. This included brands like Jeni’s and Van Leeuwen ice creams.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you should be checking out our list of all the best Amazon Prime Day deals you can grab even off Prime Day.
Yogurtland: Rewards members could have gotten double points on their National Ice Cream Day purchases.
Members of the Yogurtland Rewards program received double points on all their purchases on National Ice Cream Day 2023.
Yonutz: Starting at 2 p.m., the first 50 customers at select locations will get a complimentary treat on July 16, 2023.
To celebrate National Ice Cream Day in 2023, starting at 2 p.m., the first 50 customers received a complimentary Create Yo! Own SMASHED Ice Cream treat. This was available at participating stores only nationwide.