Cool down with sweet treats on National Ice Cream Day.

National Ice Cream Day 2019: Freebies, deals and the best places to get ice cream in metro Atlanta

Plus recipes for making your own at home

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.)

Baskin-Robbins: Get two pre-packed quarts of any ice cream for $7.99.

Various locations including Atlanta, Decatur, Cobb, Chamblee and Tucker.

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.

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,

Carvel: Buy a cup or cone of soft serve and get a second one free. 

Locations in Tucker, Roswell and Suwanee.

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.

Dippin DotsThe 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.

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.

GodivaThe 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.

Honeysuckle Gelato. Get a free koozie with the purchase of any gelato milkshake on Sunday. 

Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta. 404-228-7825,

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,

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,

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,

Yogurtland: Buy one scoop, get one free from 1-6 p.m. 

Locations in Buckhead, Brookhaven and Norcross.

Your PieParticipating 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.

Now that summer is here in full blast, we bet you have a few secret go-to frozen treats to help beat the heat. Last week's Best of Atlanta poll was inspired by all things cool and tasty.

Some of the best places to get ice cream in metro Atlanta 

There’s no shortage of spots to cool down with a delicious treat:

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This Atlanta ice cream shop was named one of the 31 best in America

A directory of 24 places across metro Atlanta to cool down with something sweet

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Check out these frozen treats with a twist in metro Atlanta

Stacy Wisniewski and Henryk Kumar of Butter & Cream in Decatur created this luscious-yet-light Cardamom-Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, which is heady and fragrant and feels just right for spring and summer. We like it topped simply with toasted coconut, but you may add sprinkles, nuts, brittle or any other additions of your choice. (Photo by Chris Hunt/Special. Styling by Wendell Brock)
Photo: For the AJC

Want to make your own? 

It’s easy with these delicious recipes:

Ice cream recipes that are easy to lick

Whip up some ice cream sandwiches

Ice cream news

New ice cream shops to keep an eye out for, and some coming soon:

Four Fat Cows in Marietta Square

Big Softie now open in Summerhill

An eatery with a 24-scoop sundae is coming to Midtown

Buzzed Bull Creamery coming to Atlanta

Read the AJC Spring Dining Guide: The Atlanta barbecue issue

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