It’s hot out there, but there will be plenty of ways to cool down this Sunday, July 21 for National Ice Cream Day.
Freebies, deals and specials
(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local ice cream shops to confirm which deals are available before you go.)
Various locations including Atlanta, Decatur, Cobb, Chamblee and Tucker. baskinrobbins.com
Bruster’s: Join the Sweet Rewards loyalty program and get a $3 reward toward your ice cream purchase.
Various locations including Atlanta, Decatur, Stone Mountain and Smyrna. brusters.com
Butter & Cream. Get the limited edition Anniversary Sundae all month long. The $7.50 dessert features OG Goodness Squares, signature O.G. Goodness ice cream, cone toffee and a Luxardo cherry.
416 Church Street, Decatur and 661 Auburn Ave NE #130, Atlanta. 404-378-7272, butterandcream.com/
Carvel: Buy a cup or cone of soft serve and get a second one free.
Locations in Tucker, Roswell and Suwanee. carvel.com/ga
Dairy Queen: Get a free small Blizzard when you download the Dairy Queen app and register for an account.
Various locations, including Atlanta, East Point, Decatur, Smyrna and Tucker. dairyqueen.com
Dippin Dots. The ice cream of the future maker is offering up one free mini cup of ice cream on Sunday. Each store will only give out cups during a two-hour window, so contact your local store for timings.
Locations in Sugarloaf Mills and Mall of Georgia. dippindots.com/home.html
Georgia’s Own. Donate children’s clothing from 11-2 p.m. on Friday, July 19 in Woodruff Park for free ice cream from the Scoop-Itz truck. The clothing will be provided to local children who are preparing to go back to school.
91 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta. georgiasown.org/
Godiva. The chocolate purveyor is offering a buy one, get one 50 percent off deal on soft-serve and parfaits.
Locations in Perimeter Mall, Lenox Square, North Point Mall, Town Center at Cobb and Mall of Georgia. godiva.com/
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta. 404-228-7825, honeysucklegelato.com/
Leopold’s. Get a free scoop at the Decatur Farmer’s Market on July 17 from 4-7 p.m. Visitors will be able to choose from six flavors.
308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur. 404-919-3619, cfmatl.org/decatur/
Monkey Joe’s: The children’s entertainment center is hosting a special customer appreciation event on Sunday with free ice cream for each guest while supplies last.
50 Barrett Pkwy., Marietta. 770-792-2244, monkeyjoes.com
Pet Smart. Your pup can get a doggie ice cream and toppings at Pet Smart locations that have a PetsHotel on Saturday and Sunday.
Various locations, petsmart.com/
Yogurtland: Buy one scoop, get one free from 1-6 p.m.
Locations in Buckhead, Brookhaven and Norcross. yogurt-land.com/
Your Pie. Participating locations of the Athens-based pizza spot are offering a free scoop of gelato with any purchase. Customers can enter for a chance to win a $300 gift card by using the hashtag #FreeGelatoDay on July 21.
Locations in Buckhead, Dunwoody, Roswell, Grant Park, Milton, Suwanee, Lawrenceville, Fayetteville and Peachtree City. yourpie.com/
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Ice cream news
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