Celebrate National Ice Cream Day With These Sweet Freebies and Deals


Today, July 19, is National Ice Cream Day. The day is a part of National Ice Cream Month, which was created by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Reagan called for Americans to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."

IDFA reported that it partners with Research America to study U.S. ice cream data. Most ice cream is made March through July, with July being the busiest production month for ice cream makers. Studies show that nearly two-thirds of Americans rank vanilla as their favorite ice cream flavor.

Here is the scoop on the best steals and deals for a sweet treat.

Dairy Queen

The popular fast-food chain is selling dipped cones of any size with a $1 off discount through the Dairy Queen mobile app at participating locations.

Baskin Robbins

Lovers of ice cream can get one free scoop on orders of $15 or more through DoorDash using the promo code BASKINSCOOP. The business is celebrating its “favorite month” with a $0 delivery fee on orders $15 or more through DoorDash.


Carvel announced a sweet deal on its official Twitter page. Customers can get $1 off any size soft serve cup or cone of Vanilla Bourbon Toffee on July 19. The deal is available in-store only with no coupon needed.


Friendly’s announced that Ice Cream Day is also its 85th birthday. BFF members can get 85-cent cones to enjoy. To sign up to be a BFF member, download the mobile app or sign up online.


For awesome food deals, be sure to check the company’s social media page. Godiva announced that all soft serve and sundaes will be buy-one-get-one half off.

Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies is releasing the Monster'wich on Sunday and offering a BOGO deal to celebrate!

Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery will give you a buy-one-get-one-free offer plus bonus points for joining the Cold Stone Club. With the club, you get a point for every $1 you spend.

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