Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Freebies and Discounts at Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen, and More!

Indulge in National Ice Cream Day: Sales surge, new flavors, and irresistible deals at Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen, and more!

While many of us don’t need a designated day to express our undying love for ice cream, President Ronald Reagan apparently did in 1984. Because, as he put it, “Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over 90% of the people in the United States,” he declared July to be National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July to be National Ice Cream Day. It’s often regarded as the consummate sweet treat and tasty munchie.

No argument there. You can never have too much ice cream. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American consumes four gallons of ice cream each year, or 20 pounds.

National Ice Cream Month: We’re spending more on ice cream, but getting less

According to Circana, previously IRI and The NPD Group, ice cream sales in the United States increased 17%, reaching $8 billion, in the year of the 2020 pandemic, with increases seen across all retail channels. In 2022, sales increased by 5% after falling by 6.7% the year before.

However, it appears that we are once again indulging ourselves, as ice cream sales over the past 52 weeks have increased by 8% to over $8.1 billion. However, it appears that we are paying more and getting less, as unit sales have decreased by 3.2%, likely due to inflation.

And now there are more options than ever before; Baskin Robbins, formerly known for only 31 varieties, has developed more than 1,400. According to retail data tracker 84.51°, vanilla ice cream is still the most popular when purchased in bulk rather than by the pint. Chocolate and Neapolitan are two close seconds. Ice cream flavored like birthday cakes is becoming more popular.

In addition to being the popular flavor in 21 different states, vanilla ice cream accounted for 30% of all ice cream purchases through Instacart between June 2022 and May 2023. Fifteen of the states like chocolate.

In a statement accompanying the ice cream statistics, Instacart’s trends specialist Laurentia Romaniuk explained that vanilla’s popularity stems from the flavor’s adaptability. She went on to say that vanilla ice cream’s “luscious flavor effortlessly enhances a variety of desserts,” whether that be in the form of a chocolate sundae, a slice of pie or cobbler, or enjoyed on its own with a delicious sprinkle topping.

We’re going to need ice cream now. All the specials, discounts, and freebies in honor of National Ice Cream Day and National Ice Cream Month are listed below.


Baskin-Robbins has run specials throughout July long to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. If you spend $20 or more on Baskin-Robbins’ website or mobile app between Sunday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 22, you may get $5 off with the coupon code SEIZETHEYAY. Delivery services such as DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates are also eligible for this discount. You can get a coupon for in-store usage through the Baskin-Robbins app. On Monday, July 31, as part of the ice cream chain’s Celebrate 31 event, all scoops will be 31% off (waffle cones, toppings, and sundaes not included).

Bubbie’s Mochi Ice Cream

Bubbies Ice Cream, which wraps premium ice cream in a delicious mochi rice dough, is on sale for $4.99 per 6-pack at Sprouts and Whole Foods stores on Saturdays and Sundays across the country. On those days (between 12 and 7 p.m. EST), customers can get free mochi ice cream at the Bubbies Ice Cream Pop-up located within the Showfields Miami department store, as well as at a street cart located outside the store.

Additionally, between July 20 and July 26, customers may buy one 6-pack of Bubbies and get one free at all Publix shops.


When you spend $25 or more on Carvel.com or through DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats on National Ice Cream Day, you’ll get $5 off. Offer good while supplies last and only at participating locations.

Cold Stone Creamery

Members of the My Cold Stone Club Rewards loyalty program who place an order on ColdStoneCreamery.com or via the Cold Stone app between now and Thursday, July 20 will receive exclusive in-app offers. They will be given a coupon code for use at checkout.

My Cold Stone Club Rewards members may get 99-cent deliveries on orders of $20 or more placed online or in the app for the rest of July in honor of National Ice Cream Month (the delivery charge will be automatically deducted from your total when you place your order and choose delivery). Also, from now through July 31st, anyone who spends $25 on gift cards online will receive a $5 bonus e-present delivered straight to their inbox.

Craig’s Veganice

Until Sunday, enter promo code ICECREAMDAY at checkout to receive 50% off your online pint purchase. In addition, three vegan ice cream cakes were introduced in honor of National Ice Cream Cake Day on June 27 and will be sold throughout the summer. Vegan Rainbow Explosion Cake, Sunset & Strawberry, and Kursten’s Peanut Butter Crunch are just a few of the flavors available.order now

Dairy Queen

On Sundays, the DQ App will save you $1 on any soft serve dipped cone (except children’s cones) at Dairy Queen. (In order to redeem the offer, you must first download and sign up for the DQ Rewards app. (Limit one discount per client. (Possibly not valid for delivery or mobile ordering; cannot be combined with other offers.)

Dippin’ Dots

At select locations across the country, you can get a free scoop of Dippin’ Dots’ signature beaded ice cream. During a two-hour window on Sunday, you may grab a free tiny cup of Dippin’ Dots in the flavor of your choice at participating stores. Contact your local Dippin’ Dots to learn about their giveaway hours (limit one per customer) by visiting www.dippindots.com/locator.

Need some delivered Dippin’ Dots? Sunday is National Internet Coupon Day; use promo code NICD23 for 20% off your online purchase at www.dippindots.com.


DoorDash is currently running a $5 off promotion on their DashPass Jason Biggs Ice Cream Bundle from DashMart via the DoorDash app ($14.99 for Apple Strudel ice cream with crumbles and Peach with Chili Flakes sorbet). This promotion will end on April 30 or when supplies run out, whichever comes first. There are more than 25 DashMarts in major U.S. cities like Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas, Salt Lake City, the greater Phoenix area, and Redwood City, California.

If you buy any two ice creams, including Talenti, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Popsicle, Magnum, Good Humor, and Klondike, you can save $5. You can get free delivery and other benefits, but only if you join the DashPass program ($9.99 per month or $96 per year). This offer is good at participating establishments through the last week of Summer of DashPass (July 15-19).


Single scoop cones at Friendly’s are only 88 cents from Saturday through Wednesday. On Saturday, the first 88 customers will receive a Happy Ending Sundae, while children will receive Monster Mash tattoos.

Happy Joe’s

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, Happy Joe’s will be selling cones for 99 cents from Sunday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 30 (limit one per person).

River Street Sweets

Free samples are always available at this Savannah-based ice cream shop, which also has outlets in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Atlanta and makes all of its own ice cream and gelato. Bear Claw Ice Cream, which is made with chocolate turtle candy, Pralines N’ Cream, and Chocolate are the most popular flavors at River Street Sweets.

Salt & Straw

On National Ice Cream Day, if you order three pints of ice cream through saltandstraw.com’s local delivery service, you’ll get the fourth pint free.

In addition, “Berries Berries Berries” tastes will be sold in scoop shops and transported to locations across the country throughout the month of July. Vegan ice cream options include GoNanas Strawberry Caramel Banana Bread and flavors include Birthday Cake & Blackberries and Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero.

Tillamook County Creamery

Try one of these three Tillamook limited-edition varieties before they’re gone:

  • Neapolitan:  Oregon Strawberry ice cream with real strawberry chunks, chocolate ice cream with chocolate ripple, and traditional vanilla ice cream.
  • Orange and Cream: Orange and Cream combines the flavors of orange sorbet and rich cream ice cream.
  • Campfire Peanut Butter Cup: The Campfire Peanut Butter Cup flavor is a toasted marshmallow ice cream with fudge swirls and little chocolate peanut butter cups mixed in.

Whole Foods

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, Whole Foods Market is holding their annual frozen desserts promotion. From now until Tuesday, July 18th, all ice cream and frozen treats, such as 365 by Whole Foods Market Organic Ice Cream Sandwiches, the new Van Leeuwen Black Cherry Chip French Ice Cream, and KIND Chocolate Cherry Almond & Nut Frozen Treat Bars, are 35% off for Amazon Prime members and 27% off for non-Prime shoppers. (Prices vary and there may be limitations.)


Yogurtland’s Real Rewards program members can earn double points on Sundays for all purchases made in-store or online. Please wait up to 24 hours for the points to be added to your account.

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