What’s better than ice cream? Free ice cream, of course! So don’t miss these National Ice Cream Day/Month freebies.
We’re not surprised that July is National Ice Cream Month, first designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, because that cold treat is especially welcome during these hot summer days. Not coincidentally, National Ice Cream Day is annually on the third Sunday in July.
This year, National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 18, 2021.
National Ice Cream Month events and deals in Wichita
Keep watching this list for more updates and, as always, beware of brain freeze.
Wichita Art Museum Ice Cream Social
WAM started the National Ice Cream Month celebration by offering free ice cream during its annual Summer Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 10. We love this event! Admission is free and they have music and special activities for all.
Dillons Ice Cream Month Deals
Dillons has had some good sales this month on popular ice cream brands. These change weekly, of course, and some require downloading a digital coupon, but if you have freezer space stock up on your favorites! See Dillons’ National Ice Cream Month deals and recipes here.
Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores National Ice Cream Day Deal
Yum! Braum’s will be celebrating this chill food holiday with 75-cent single dip cones on Sunday, July 13! Braum’s is a family-owned company that keeps its quality high by having its own dairy herd, farms and ranches, processing plant, bakery, retail stores, and delivery trucks. It only operates stores within 300 miles of its farm in Tuttle, Oklahoma.
Burger King National Ice Cream Month Deal
Burgers aren’t the only thing on the menu at Burger King. The fast-food chain is celebrating National Ice Cream Month by offering a FREE vanilla soft serve cup or cone with a minimum purchase of $1. The offer is available all month long in July — only via its app. Limit one per customer. (The digital offer may not be available in all areas.)
DQ National Ice Cream Day Deal
Dairy Queen is celebrating National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 18 with a sweet deal: For one day only, participating DQ stores nationwide are offering fans $1 off any size Dipped Cone (excluding kid cones) with the DQ mobile app.
There’s a limit of one deal per customer, and the offer excludes taxes (of course). It can’t be combined with any other DQ offer.
My/Mochi National Ice Cream Month Deal
What’s the face you make while enjoying My/Mochi? The ice cream treat available in grocery stores is celebrating National Ice Cream Month by encouraging mochi lovers to show the world the face they make when biting into one of the little cool treats. In return, everyone who shows their “Mmm Face” on social media will receive a FREE box of My/Mochi ice cream and also be entered in a sweepstakes for the chance to win a one-year supply of My/Mochi.
How it works:
- From July 1 to 31, Post a picture or video of your “Mmm Face”, use hashtag #MyMochiMmmface and tag @MyMochi on Instagram or TikTok and/or tag @mymochiicecream on Facebook or Twitter.
- Receive instructions on how to claim your FREE box of My/Mochi via DM within three days of posting. (There is a limit of 10,000 coupons available.)
- At the end of National Ice Cream Month, 10 lucky posters will be selected at random to each win a year’s supply of My/Mochi ice cream.
For the complete promo details, click here.
Whole Foods Market Ice Cream Month Sale
Cool off with a frozen treat at Whole Foods Market. From July 6 to 20, customers save 35% on all ice cream and frozen treats. Even sweeter, the grocery store’s ice cream does not contain the 100+ preservatives, flavors, colors and other ingredients they’ve prohibited from food. Plus, Amazon Prime members enjoy an extra 10% off.
Alden’s Ice Cream
Alden’s ice cream company makes organic ice cream sold in grocery stores across the U.S. They even have dairy-free options. In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Alden’s is offering a coupon for $1 off any item at a retail store. The coupon is good through August 11, 2021.
DoorDash Ice Cream Day Special
Make a mad dash for this cool deal from DoorDash. From July 15 to 18, ice cream lovers can get a FREE pint of ice cream (or other qualifying ice cream item) on any order totaling $20 or more at participating locations. Limit one offer per customer.
Here’s how it works:
- Open the DoorDash app or website and select DashMart (or your local convenience/grocery store.)
- Choose the ice cream item of your choice and add it to your cart.
- Use promo code ICECREAM at checkout.
Fine print: The offer is valid for one pint of ice cream, while supplies last — except for Carvel, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Smitten, Ben & Jerry’s, Halo Top, GoYum, Haagen-Dazs items more than $10. For orders, including Carvel, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Smitten, Ben & Jerry’s, Halo Top, GoYum, Haagen-Dazs items, more than $10, the discount is valid for a maximum of $10 off.
A few of our favorite places to get ice cream in Wichita
We have our own favorites, but we also asked readers to tell us where in Wichita they love to get ice cream. Here’s our list so far. Do you have a yummy place to add?
- Churn & Burn
- Paleteria La Reyna
- Freezing Moo
- Freddy’s, if we’re including frozen custard in here. (Although frozen custard does get its own food holiday.)
So what do you think is the best ice cream in Wichita? Let me know and I’ll add them to the list!
I’ll probably celebrate by making ice cream in my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker (affiliate link). I think I bought the last pink one though. Sorry!
The Cuisinart ice cream maker is really easy to use, but choosing the recipe is the hard part. There are too many good/delicious-looking recipes on the internet. I’ve got a banana frozen custard recipe chilling in the refrigerator as I type this.
If you have ANY ice cream recipe suggestions I would love to hear them.
More ice cream deals to help you celebrate
These deals aren’t particularly for National Ice Cream Day or Month, but they will help you indulge in this creamy cool summer treat – on the cheap!
Cold Stone Creamery: Join the Cold Stone Rewards Club and get a buy one, get one free Cold Stone Creation dessert added to your account. You will also receive a BOGO free Creation dessert on your birthday. Receive $5 off purchases with every 50 accumulated points.
Marble Slab Creamery: Join the Slab Happy rewards program and get a $5 reward after your first purchase.
Baskin-Robbins: National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to enjoy the Flavor of the Month for July at Baskin-Robbins. Inspired by the perfect summer day, Beach Day is a creamy concoction of sea-salted, vanilla-flavored ice cream, milk chocolate- flavored caramel-filled sea turtles and a crunchy graham cracker sand swirl.
If you’re looking for sweet deals, download the chain’s app for exclusive deals and offers.
Dairy Queen: Dairy Queen might be the king of all ice cream shops. And it’s one of the best places to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. The chain’s DQ Blizzard Fan Club is the best spot to find the latest deals and discounts. In previous years, the chain has been known to offer members special discounts on National Ice Cream Day.
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