Cool down with sweet treats on National Ice Cream Day.

National Ice Cream Day 2018: 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 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 MargotPastry 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,

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.

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.

Carvel: Buy one cup or cone – any size – 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. 
Locations in Sugarloaf Mills and Mall of Georgia.

GodivaThe 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.

Honeysuckle GelatoGet a free koozie with the purchase of any gelato milkshake on Sunday.
Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404-228-7825,

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,

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,

Sub Zero Ice CreamCome 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.

Yogurtland: Buy one 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. 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.

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:

Get the scoop on metro Atlanta’s top frozen treats 

Find ice cream with an Indian flair from the metro Atlanta company

AJC readers say this is the best spot for ice cream in metro Atlanta

Satisfy your sweet tooth at these OTP ice cream shops

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

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

Ice cream shops to keep an eye out for:

Toco HillPerimeter Mall to get rolled ice cream shops

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

Butter & Cream to open location off the Beltline

Shaved ice, ice cream coming to Edgewood Retail District

Buzzed Bull Creamery coming to Atlanta

Get a taste of the new fusion revolution with the 2018 AJC Spring Dining Guide: Global Mashup 

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