Have you heard the big “scoop?” If you’re looking for a sweet treat to eat, you’re in luck! According to a Florida Today report published on July 19, a highly anticipated holiday is here and Americans are in the “moood” to celebrate. The third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day in the U.S.A. This year’s event takes place on July 20, 2014. Whether you scream or I scream, we all need to scream for ice cream especially during the dog days of summer!
In 1984, United States President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and also designated the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day, too. Whether you prefer to lick it, dip it or eat it with a spoon and whether you prefer yours by the scoop, in a crunchy cone, in a float or ala mode, Americans sure love ice cream. 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and “related frozen desserts” were produced in America in 2011, according to the International Dairy Foods Association. And believe it or not, vanilla is still America’s number one choice when it comes to ice cream flavors. Chocolate, cookie and cream, strawberry and chocolate chip mint round out the top five flavors.
In honor of the annual event, some businesses are offering free ice cream and cool deals! Sweeet!
National Ice Cream Day 2014 Freebies Across America
Ben & Jerry’s Freebies – The Ben & Jerry’s Truck will be handing out free scoops of their delicious core ice cream flavors all summer long. Be sure to follow them on Twitter to see if the ice cream truck will be in your neck of the woods.
Postmates Freebie – How does homemade ice cream sound right about now? If you think that sounds good – how about a pint of ice cream delivered to your door – for free? Everyone’s favorite delivery service is doing just that in honor of National Ice Cream Day. Just open the Postmates App at 1:00 p.m., add your two free pints – Salted Caramel and Strawberry Shortcut – and check out. Please visit website for specific info.
Baskin-Robbins Cone – Get a “free” waffle cone upgrade with purchase of a double scoop of ice cream at participating Baskin- Robbins locations. It looks like this deal is available all month long.
Carvel Ice Cream Deal – Participating Carvel locations will be servin’ up a delish cup or cone for less than a dollar honor of the occasion. Cool! Coupon required – valid only on July 20, 2014.
Monkey Joe’s Deals – Monkey’s Joe’s will be having a customer appreciation event just in time for National Ice Cream Day. Get $7 admission and free ice cream in honor of the event. Plus prizes and giveaways will be handed out all day long.
Comfy Cow Deal – Buy an ice cream sandwich and get one for free on National Ice Cream Day at the Comfy Cow. This offer is valid at all locations – limit two per customer.
CoolHaus Freebies – CoolHaus will be handing out free ice cream sandwiches on Monday, July 21. You’ll need to watch the video to see where to get the freebies.
Happy National Ice Cream Day! And speaking of special days – today is also Ugly Truck Day, National Lollipop Day and National Fortune Cookie Day! Enjoy!