It’s hot out there, but there will be plenty of ways to cool down this Sunday, July 15, 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.)
Bar Margot. Pastry chef Lasheeda Perry (who makes one of our favorite Atlanta desserts) is whipping up a one day only Lady Margot's ButterSCOTCH Sunday dessert using Brown Butter Peach Ice Cream, Cherry Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce and Butterscotch Sauce made with Macallan scotch for $15.
Four Seasons Hotel, 75 14th St., Atlanta. 404-881-5913, barmargotatl.com/
Baskin-Robbins: Download the Baskin-Robbins app on National Ice Cream Day to get offers such as a buy one, get one free cone, .99 cent sundaes and $2 off a medium milkshake.
Various locations including Atlanta, Decatur, Cobb, Chamblee and Tucker. baskinrobbins.com
Bruster’s: Join the new 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
Godiva. The chocolate purveyor is offering a buy one, get one free deal for 50 percent off soft-serve.
Locations in Perimeter Mall, Lenox Square, North Point Mall, Town Center at Cobb and Mall of Georgia. godiva.com/
Mayfield Dairy Farms at SunTrust Park. The Tennessee-based dairy is offering a free cup of Smoky Mountain Fudge or Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream during the June 15 Atlanta Braves game.
Monkey Joe’s: Monkey Joe’s is hosting a special customer appreciation event on Sunday with free ice cream cups for each guest while supplies last.
50 Barrett Pkwy., Marietta. 770-792-2244, monkeyjoes.com
Pet Smart – Your dog can get a doggie ice cream at Pet Smart locations that have a Pets Hotel on Saturday and Sunday.
Various locations, petsmart.com/
Sub Zero Ice Cream. Come in Monday for $1 off regular ice creams from 5 to 8 p.m. at all locations.
250 Park Ave. West, Atlanta, 404-343-4837 and 5590 Roswell Road, Atlanta, 404-255-8484. subzeroicecream.com
Yogurtland: Buy one 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. Customers can enter for a chance to win free gelato for a year by using the hashtag #ypfreegelato on July 15.
Locations in Buckhead, Dunwoody, Roswell, Grant Park, Milton, Suwanee, Lawrenceville, Fayetteville and Peachtree City. yourpie.com/
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