National Ice Cream Day 2020 Is Here And There Are Free Desserts Up For Grabs

Alexis Morillo
Photo credit: Meg Webster - Getty Images
Photo credit: Meg Webster - Getty Images

From Delish

Not that you need an excuse to eat ice cream in the dead of summer, but just in case you're looking for one, you'll be happy to know National Ice Cream Day falls on July 19 this year. President Reagan made National Ice Cream Day fall on every third Sunday of July, and it's been celebrated ever since 1984. Despite the fact that the world looks a little different this year, the holiday isn't changing. These ice cream shops and brands are all offering incredible deals in honor of the holiday. If you're feeling super adventurous, try out some of our homemade ice cream recipes instead.


Baskin Robbins

On July 19, Baskin Robbins is giving out free scoops with orders of $15 or more on DoorDash. Use the code BASKINSCOOP at checkout on the DoorDash app or DoorDash website.

Dairy Queen

Although Dairy Queen wasn't able to have free cone day back in March, the chain wants to make up for it by offering $1 off any size dipped cone through the DQ mobile app at select locations.

Friendly's

Friendly's is offering a deal for BFF members only, so you'll have to sign up for their loyalty program through the mobile app or online to get the deal before the weekend. Once you do that, from July 18 to July 19 you'll qualify for 85-cent cones.

Cold Stone Creamery

Through July 23, you can get a buy one get one free deal from Cold Stone when you purchase an ice cream Creation online. Simply place an order online, log into your My Cold Stone Club Rewards account at check out and enter code ICECREAM.

Häagen-Dazs

On National Ice Cream Day, Häagen-Dazs is launching the Fantasy Flavor Scoop Off, an imaginative flavor idea contest. All ice cream aficionados are invited to share their most creative flavor ideas, inspired by their love of decadent Häagen-Dazs ice cream. For the creative flavor idealists who earn a spot in the Fantasy Flavor Scoop Off there's a lot on the line. The last fan standing will receive a grand prize from the Häagen-Dazs brand with 15 handmade cartons of the winning customized fantasy flavor, 24 coupons for a year's worth of ice cream, and Häagen-Dazs swag. To enter, follow Häagen-Dazs on Instagram, look for the contest announcement post on July 19, share your most creative flavor idea in a single comment that starts with "My contest entry:", and tag a friend in the same comment. Häagen-Dazs will review each valid entry and select eight ideas to compete in the Fantasy Flavor Scoop Off bracket.

Yogurtland

Photo credit: Yogurtland
Photo credit: Yogurtland

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, on July 19 Yogurtland will be offering two times the points for Real Rewards members for every takeout order!

GODIVA

At reopened GODIVA boutiques and cafes nationwide, soft serve and sundaes will be BOGO 50 percent off on Sunday, July 19.

Whole Foods

Photo credit: Whole Foods
Photo credit: Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is also offering 35 percent off ice cream and frozen treats for Prime Members, July 15 to July 28. The grocery chain also teamed up with Milk Bar's Christina Tosi to create three unique ice cream sandwich recipes, each with mix-ins you can only find at Whole Foods Market.

Insomnia Cookies

Photo credit: Insomnia Cookies
Photo credit: Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies is debuting the mother of all ice cream sandwiches, The Monster'wich, which is made with two traditional cookies of your choice, and is stuffed with any flavor ice cream with a cookie of your choice mixed in. On National Ice Cream Day, you can get a BOGO deal on the new Monster'wich.

Blue Bunny

For National Ice Cream Day this year Blue Bunny is putting the “fun” in refund. The brand has launched a Ticket Exchange and is offering hundreds of sweet prizes that make up for missed flights and trip experiences (music, sports, and leisure too!). There will be 750 prizes in total given away that include things like streaming service gift cards, gas gift cards, national and state park passes, road bikes, RV rentals, to name a few. All you have to do is snap a pic of your qualifying unused/cancelled ticket for a chance to win a variety of prizes directly related to your missed summer experience. Fans can enter the Ticket Exchange via Funlightenment.com and winners will be chosen at random. Official rules and a list of all the prizes can be found here.

The Ice Cream Shop

The Ice Cream Shop is a new way to order ice cream right to your door from Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash and Grubhub and it will be offering free delivery this Sunday, July 19 to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. All day long, ice cream lovers can access free delivery. The delivery discount will be automatically applied to orders on Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub. When using Postmates, use the code ICECREAMNOW.

Truly Hard Seltzer x Tipsy Scoop

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, July 19, Tipsy Scoop will be giving out free pints of the Truly Hard Seltzer Lemonade ice creams and sorbets at their NYC and Brooklyn locations to the first 50 people who reserve online. Mark your calendars because the giveaway will go live on Tipsy Scoop’s website at midnight on July 18.

Coconut Bliss

For those who are dairy-free, Coconut Bliss is giving you 15 percent off your online order of four or more products from July 17 to July 19. All you have to do is use code BLISSDAY15.

Van Leeuwen

On National Ice Cream Day, Van Leeuwen will be donating 100 percent of sundae sales to Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, to support their mission of inspiring decision-makers in corporations and government to create a less hostile world for Black people in America.

O'MY

With code SUMMER at checkout, you can score O'MY Dairy Free Gelato for 20 percent off online here.

Ripple

Ripple frozen desserts are finally available to purchase online, and they ship directly to your door. To celebrate this and National Ice Cream Day, Ripple is offering its four-pack and six-pack ice creams for BOGO 50 percent off. This offer is for online purchases only at shop.ripplefoods.com—and your packs can go to separate addresses so it's easy to share with a friend!

The Fresh Market

Select varieties of Graeter's Ice Cream will be on special for $4.99 at The Fresh Market. Graeter's is also celebrating their 150th anniversary this year with a special Birthday Cake flavor which can only be found at select retailers including The Fresh Market. In addition, Coolhaus, a leading women-founded and led ice cream brand known for their unique flavors, will be on special with pints for two for $8.00. Flavors include Bananas Foster, Buttered French Toast, Chocolate Molten Lava, Milkshake and Fries, Street Cart Churros, Salty S'mores, and more.

Cosmik

The freeze dried space ice cream brand, is offering both local NYC and national delivery on their collection of organic products to bring this year's National Ice Cream Day to you. Offering three and four packs of strawberry, cookies and cream, and mint chocolate chip (all ranging in price from $14 to$19), it's the perfect treat to enjoy at home or perhaps on your Summer road or camping trip. They're offering 20 percent off through cosmik.com with code ICECREAMDAY which is valid now through the end of July.

Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms is giving customers $1 off any Ultimate Scoop Ice Cream flavor for a price of just $4.49 a pint. You can text the word SCOOPS to 64827 to receive the $1 off coupon.

So Delicious

On July 19, 50 fans that comment and tag a friend on the So Delicious Instagram page have a chance to win two personalized pints.

Venchi

Venchi is celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 19 with free scoops from 12p.m. to 2p.m. and a BOGO offer all day at their Union Square NYC location at 861 Broadway. The promotions are available to anyone who provides the secret word “ICEDREAM.”

My/Mo Mochi

My/Mo Mochi is giving away up to 100,000 balls to anyone who participates in the Chompionship Games, a tournament of games taking place on their social channels. One lucky Grand Prize Winner will be selected at random to receive a year's supply of My/Mo Mochi on National Ice Cream Day. Players may simply tag My/Mo Mochi to show they took part and My/Mo Mochi will DM players with instructions on how to grab their six-pack of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, while supplies last.

Sensodyne

This one's a doozy, because Sensodyne toothpaste is helping you celebrate National Ice Cream day, and you can get free toothpaste in the process. On July 19 at 12p.m. EST, you can tweet “#SensodyneSundae” with the hashtag #giveaway an ice cream emoji 🍦and you’ll receive a same-day delivery of a cooler bag that includes one pint of ice cream, an ice cream bowl, delicious sundae toppings, and Sensodyne® Rapid Relief toothpaste. The giveaway is while supplies last and is for those based in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

L’Arte del Gelato

New York City's L'Arte del Gelato is offering buy one, get one free on cups and cones. L'Arte del Gelato is currently open at Chelsea Market for in-store pickup and delivery (pints only) from 12p.m. to 9p.m. Customers can order from their website or you can call the store directly at (212) 366-0570.

Blue Marble Ice Cream

The Brooklyn based creamery is launching their new line of vegan ice cream pints for National Ice Cream Day. It's available in three flavors: Red Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Bread & Roses, and Brooklyn Black & White Cookie. With locations in Prospect Heights and Industry City, Blue Marble is available for nationwide shipping via Goldbelly, and for those looking for local New York delivery, Blue Marble is available via Fresh Direct.

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