Ice Cream Day 2021: Where To Get The Best Food Freebies And Deals

If you're already screaming for ice cream, then it's time you learn about all of the amazing deals, freebies, and inspired takes on ice cream that will be around to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 18th. From vegan oat milk ice cream sandwiches made with vegan cake slices from New York City's Whipped-Urban Dessert Lab to the city's Morgenstern's creamery, which is churning up French fry-flavored ice cream, there are some creative takes on scoops for this year's celebration. Both Skrewball Whiskey and Dogfish Brewery teamed up with Tipsy Scoop to create their own boozy 5% ABV pints, according to press releases received by Mashed.

But if you're among those who prefer more traditional ice cream, then you will find plenty of ways to take advantage of the national day to get free treats or discounts on some of your favorites. There are even ice creams that support great causes this year too. If that still isn't enough, you might want to consider celebrating in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where there's an entire ice cream trail with 10 stops for homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt too (via Only in Your State). Wherever you are, chances are you'll be able to have a wonderful National Ice Cream Day with these plentiful deals.

Chains to visit for a scoop

Naturally, tons of chains are offering great ice cream deals or free scoops on July 18th. Yogurtland will offer rewards members three times the points for all in-store and online orders, according to a press release received by Mashed.

Those who join the Friendly's rewards program can get a free medium sundae while those who are already members can get a free medium Fribble on July 18th (via Thrillist).

YourPie plans to give away free scoops of gelato on July 18th when you use the app. Dairy Queen fans who order with the app can take $1 off any dipped cone too.

Clearly, if you are not already a member of your favorite fast-food chains' rewards programs, you are likely missing out. Not to mention, there are great deals through the apps for many food holidays. So if you haven't already signed up, use National Ice Cream Day as the excuse to join the programs and download the apps. You'll get great ice cream deals to celebrate with if you do.

Cool off with free ice cream

Quite a few brands and places are giving away free ice cream scoops or other frozen treats to celebrate this season. Sperry has partnered with Kennebunkport Inn, The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, and Sea Love Candles to bring an ice cream truck and their new ice cream-themed shoe collection to Kennebunkport, Maine on July 17th and 18th. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. hotel guests and locals can get free ice cream and try on a pair of the new shoes inspired by Good Humor ice cream and Popsicle.

Anyone who shops DoorDash's Ice Cream Shop can use the code "ICECREAM" on orders of $20 or more to get a free pint of ice cream.

Blue Bunny is helping revive local ice cream parlors by setting up $1,000 tabs at select locally-owned parlors across the United States. You can check on the 18th to see which parlors will have tabs available, then head off to get a free ice cream there.

My/Mochi is giving away free mochi during all of July. Everyone who takes a photo while making their "Mmm Face," or that look you get when you take a bite of amazing mochi, and posts it to social media and tags My/Mochi, will get free mochi. They'll also be entered to win a year's supply of mochi too.

More free scoops to look for

Those in Missouri for National Ice Cream Day should visit Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery, though they ship nationally too. The first 50 customers will get free t-shirts, but staff will be giving away free gift cards and other prizes throughout the day. It's an easy way to potentially score free ice cream to enjoy later in July.

There are some kitschy deals too. Sensodyne is helping minimize tooth sensitivity this glorious ice cream day by giving away kits including one pint of same-day delivery ice cream, Sensodyne Rapid Relief, a soft pack cooler, branded trucker hat, sunglasses, and a beach ball so you can celebrate and recover too. Just tweet #LiveEveryMoMint starting at midnight, the morning of July 18th, or visit their website to enter before the 18th to win a kit.

Then there's Brooklyn's Van Leeuwen Ice Cream which partnered with Kraft Macaroni and Cheese for a mac-flavored ice cream. It's a warm bowl of cheesy noodles served up in a scoop of cold ice cream. Those brave enough to try it can order it from the website. Some New Yorkers in Union Square on July 14th were able to try it for free too, so look for their reviews.

Donations for good causes

Ninja is selling a new product, the CREAMi frozen treat machine, for $199 and it comes with a recipe book too. To make things sweeter, Ninja will be making a donation to The Birthday Party Project which is an organization that brings joy to children experiencing homelessness by celebrating their birthdays.

Another cause to follow this National Ice Cream Day is #ScoopsForStu. Stuart Scott was an ESPN sportscaster (whose birthday fell on July 19th at that!) who died from cancer in 2015. The Scott sisters established the Stuart Scott Fund in his memory with the V Foundation and ESPN. Those enjoying a scoop on the 18th can post a photo to social along with #ScoopsForStu and make a donation at the website to help fund research focused on racial disparities in cancer outcomes and general cancer research led by scientists from underrepresented groups.

Finally, celebrity tailor Patrick Henry, otherwise known as Rich Fresh, has created a one-of-a-kind tracksuit inspired by Häagen-Dazs for the #ThatsDazs campaign alongside Lena Waithe. Inspired by the brand's founders who emigrated from Poland to New York, the company has promised $1.5 million in mentorship, promotion, and grants over the next three years to help make underrepresented tastemakers seen and heard. So the next time you're debating whether you should buy one pint or two from Häagen-Dazs, you can feel good about getting a little more.

Discounted deals on ice cream and other frozen treats

If you can't score free ice cream on the 18th, then there are still plenty of opportunities for a discount. If you already know and love KIND bars, then you'll definitely want to take advantage of the $1 off offer starting July 16th to try either a KIND frozen multipack of their new dairy-free vegan ice cream pints or an individual KIND frozen treat bar. Just upload your receipt to their website to get $1 off. There are seven flavors of the pints including dark chocolate almond sea salt, coffee hazelnut, and pistachio as well as a new summer flavor of the frozen bars, mint chocolate almond.

Killer Creamery makes all-natural, zero-sugar ice cream that's gluten-free and low-carb too. Fans or customers who want to give it a try can get 15% off throughout July when they order it on Amazon. Albertson Companies in select regions will also have a buy one, get one deal on the $3.99 pints. There are even new Killer Sammies which are zero-sugar ice cream sandwiches to try too.

Those who use the code "BYEICECREAM" this month can get free shipping on all orders of Yasso frozen Greek yogurt bars. Finally, there's Pressed, a juice and beverage brand, that will offer one plant-based soft serve with up to three toppings for just $2 on the 18th. There's a limit to three per customer in stores.