Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day! Free Ice Cream is Available!!!

Image result for clipart for national ice cream dayWhile I personally believe any, and every, day is a great day for ice cream, this Sunday - July 17, 2022, is National Ice Cream Day! In fact, the month of July is Ice Cream Month! So, I thought in honor of this most tasty of months and days, I'd share some fun facts with you and information about where you will find free ice cream! First the "scoop" on the fun facts . . . 

  • Before ice cream was made from milk, it was actually made from ice.
  • The United States is the country where the most ice cream is enjoyed - on average one person enjoys 48 pints of ice cream per year.
  • 90% of American households eat ice cream.
  • However; the biggest ice cream sundae was created in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1988 . . . it weighted 24 tons.
  • The most popular flavor of ice cream is vanilla followed by chocolate, strawberry and cookies n’ cream.
  • Ice cream cones were invented during 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, when large demand forced an ice cream vendor to find help from a nearby waffle vendor. 
  • Over her entire lifetime, one dairy cow can produce enough milk for 9,000 gallons of ice cream!
  • Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) loved to eat snow flavored with nectar and honey.
  • Hawaii is a home to an “ice cream bean”, fruit which tastes like vanilla ice cream.
  • One cone of ice cream can be finished off in 50 licks.
  • California is the largest producer of ice cream in United States. During 2003 they made 121 million gallons of this cold treat.
  • It takes 12 gallons of milk to create one gallon of ice cream.
  • Ice cream “Brain Freeze” effect is triggered when cold ice touches the roof of your mouth, which causes blood vessels in the head to dilate.
You'll find more ice cream fun facts at this link.

Now, for the important information about where you will find free ice cream on National Ice Cream Day (July 17, 2022) . . . 
  • Head to your local Baskin Robbins between National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 17) and Saturday, July 23, to get $5 off any purchase of $15 or more — that’s 33% off! Use the coupon code BECOOLER at checkout for online orders, or scan the Baskin Robbins mobile app to get the deal in person.
  • Although Dairy Queen hasn’t officially announced it yet, they’ve been known to offer $1 off any sized Dipped Cone through their app on National Ice Cream Day the past few years, and we expect it again in 2022. Limit one cone per customer.
  • They haven’t officially announced it yet, but for a few years now, Cold Stone has offered a BOGO free Creation to their Cold Stone’s Club Rewards members — and we expect more of the same in 2022.

    Just order a Creation online or on the app to get their BOGO free deal. Use the promo code ICECREAM at checkout for your free ice cream. You’ll also get 25 bonus points when you sign up for the Rewards program.

  • Breyers is giving away a coupon for 50% off (about a $2 value) one Cookie & Cream ice cream tub. All you have to do is sign up for their email list.
  • BK is celebrating Ice Cream Month by giving away a free vanilla soft serve cup or cone with any purchase of $1 or more. All you have to do is sign up for their rewards program on the app (iOS / Android).
  • Carvel is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with five different ways to get free ice cream. Only on July 17, in-person customers (sorry, no online orders) can choose between:

    • BOGO free sundaes
    • BOGO free ice cream (cup or cone)
    • Free Jr. Cone with any purchase of $5 or more
    • $1 off a Sundae Dasher (reg. $4.99 – $6.59)
    • One free topping with the purchase of any size ice cream cup

    Only one offer valid per person.

What isn't there to love about ice cream? I plan to enjoy National Ice Cream Day . . . my favorite ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip . . . what is your favorite?

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