National Ice Cream Day 2018: 25 Places Giving Away Free Ice Cream & Deals

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By: Victor Padilla Posted: 10:35 AM, Jul 13, 2018

National Ice Cream Day is July 15 – which means multiple shops are giving away free ice cream across the country. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this Sunday, here’s a list of places offering freebies, deals, and discounts on National Ice Cream Day.


1. Yogurtland


Yogurtland is celebrating National Ice Cream Day by offering a “buy one, get one free” deal across all their U.S. locations from 1pm to 6pm local time. Customers can choose from an assortment of five ice cream flavors, in addition to an array of frozen yogurts and sorbets. Click here to find a location near you.


2. Carvel


“There’s always a reason for Carvel ice cream.” That’s Carvel’s promotional slogan, and on National Ice Cream Day it couldn’t be truer! On July 15, the ice cream and cake shop is offering a “buy one, get one free” deal on cups or cones. Click here to find a shop in your neck of woods.


3. JoJo’s Creamery


If you live in the San Diego area, head to JoJo’s Creamery in Encinitas, where the San Diego Tribune says the creamery gives away a free mini cookie with each ice cream order. They offer popular artisanal flavors such as Madagascar vanilla and Coconut Mounds.


4. Browndog Barlor


Free ice cream on National Ice Cream Day is nice – but free ice cream all year long is ever better! Not only is Browndog Barlor in Michigan making this happen – they’re doing so to help man’s best friend! On the July 15, Macomb Daily reports that Browndog will offer scoops of small batch ice cream for a $2 donation – which will then go to two dog rescue organizations. The shop will also hold a drawing for one attendee at each location to win one free scoop of ice cream each week for a whole year!


5. Shaler North Hills Library


If you live in the Glenshaw, Pennsylvania area, take your teen to Shaler North Hills Library! reports that the library is celebrating National Ice Cream Day by hosting a Teen Ice Cream Sandwich Taste-Off on July 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm. The event invites seventh- through 12th-graders to participate in an ice cream sandwich taste test, where contestants bring homemade cookies, while the library provides ice cream and toppings. Once the ice cream sandwiches are assembled, everyone gets to sample and vote – and the winner takes home $20!


6. Monkey Joe’s


Monkey Joe’s in Florida will celebrate National Ice Cream Day with – you guess it! – free ice cream. reports that free ice cream will be provided while supplies last at three locations: in Sunrise, Pembroke, and Coral Springs.


7. Trillium Brewing Company & Yasso


If you love beer and ice cream, why not combine the two together? Trillium Brewing Company and Greek froyo brand Yasso are teaming up to help Bostonians celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Boston locals can get free Yasso froyo all day when stopping by Trillium’s 110 Shawmutt Road location, or Trillium Garden on the Greenway at Atlantic Ave and High Street.


8. Churn


Churn in Phoenix, Arizona is helping residents beat the summer heat with free ice cream on National Ice Cream Day. If you signed up for Churn’s ePosse by July 10, you’ll have received a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream to redeem on July 15, reports


9. Baskin-Robbins


Love Baskin-Robbins? Then listen up! Refinery29 says if you download the Baskin-Robbins app on National Ice Cream Day, you can snag deals like a “buy one, get one free” cone; a “buy one, get one free” special on 99-cent sundaes; and two bucks off medium-size shakes.


10. Dippin’ Dots


Dip into National Ice Cream Day with Dippin’ Dots! The company says participating locations will hand out free mini cups of Dippin’ Dots during a two-hour window. You’ll have to check with your local store to find out the giveaway times, so click here to locate a Dippin’ Dots near you.


11. My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream


Calling all New Yorkers! Do flavors like Ripe Strawberry, Green Tea, and Sweet Mango make your mouth water? Then head down to Winky Lux on the Lower East Side this National Ice Cream Day. The cosmetic brand is teaming up with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream to give out free ice cream all day, per


12. Snow Monkey


Here’s a deal vegans are sure to love! On National Ice Cream Day, vegan ice creamer brand Snow Monkey is offering 25% off online orders, reports Food & Wine. Simply use promotional code ISCREAM25 when you’re checking out.


13. Sub Zero Ice Cream


Sub Zero Ice Cream is getting in on the fun, too! But because some shops are closed on National Ice Cream Day, Refinery29 says Sub Zero will celebrate the day after – Monday, July 16 – by offering $1 off regular ice creams from 5pm to 8pm.


14. Nickel & Diner


Mimosas aren’t the only sweet treat to enjoy at brunch! On National Ice Cream Day, NYC’S Nickel & Diner is giving away free mini ice cream cones during brunch – from 11am to 4pm. says you can stop by and have your pick of banana caramel, honey ginger, lychee, shishito, and avocado.


15. Your Pie


Participating Your Pie locations are giving customers a free scoop of their authentic Italian gelato. Yummers!


16. Mici


This National Ice Cream Day, Colorado-based Mici Handcrafted Italian is throwing in a free pint of gelato with all delivery orders, per Flavors include Nutella and Caramel Oreo. Simply mention code GELATO when ordering!


17. Whole Foods


Whole Foods is celebrating National Ice Cream Day by offering a deal on two of our favorite ice cream brands. From July 13 to 15, the grocery chain is selling two pints of either Talenti or Ben & Jerry’s for $6. And Prime members can take an extra 10% off. Woot woot!


18. Sam’s Club


On July 15, Sam’s Club is giving away free ICEE floats across U.S. locations, reports WTOL. Flavors include Frozen Cherry, Frozen Pepsi, and Frozen Blue Raspberry. The ICEEs are topped with vanilla ice cream made with fresh milk, and real sweet cream. Yum!


19. Douglasville Ice Cream Social


Residents of Douglasville, Georgia will be treated to a free ice cream social, courtesy of the Douglasville Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Douglasville Program. The event takes place July 15 at O’Neal Plaza from 3-5pm, according to the Douglas County Sentinel.


20. Dairy Queen


Download Dairy Queen’s app and receive a small blizzard on the house when you register for an account. Snag the app on iTunes or Google Play.


21. Cold Stone Creamery


Cold Stone Creamery is also getting in on the National Ice Cream Day frenzy. U.S. News says they’re offering a “buy one, get one free” promotion. The company also announced that they’ll be surprising customers at undisclosed locations to hand out free ice cream – all part of their “Random Acts of Cold Stone” initiative. So keep your eyes peeled!


22. Esther’s Kitchen


On National Ice Cream Day, Esther’s Kitchen in Las Vegas will be serving free ice cream to all diners who order at least one item, per


23. Halo Top Creamery


Halo Top is celebrating National Ice Cream Day, too! On July 15, the healthy ice cream purveyor is giving 1,000 fans the chance to be the first to taste test their newest flavor, Peanut Butter & Jelly, absolutely free! says you can enter by visiting, and entering code HALTTOPPB&J. Let us know how it tastes!


24. National Ice Cream Day at PetSmart


PetSmart says National Ice Cream Day isn’t just for humans! On July 17, they’re giving away free dog-friendly ice cream at PetsHotels across the country. Click here to find a location near you.


25. Kustard & Co


Kustard & Co in Falls Church, Virginia is honoring National Ice Cream Day by offering free scoops from 12pm to 4pm at  455 S. Maple Ave, Retail Suite G, Falls Church, per


Ready to go get your sugar rush? If you’re craving something sweet, now you know of 25 National Ice Cream Day deals and freebies to enjoy!


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