These are offered some of the sweetest deals from national chains of National Ice Cream Day. Sure, they are likely to change from country to country.
The world's largest ice cream chain is offering a free waffle cone with a double or triple scoop purchase on July 19. The celebration will continue on July 31 with a 31% discount for the company's 31st birthday. There are numerous locations throughout the state.
Cold Stone Creamery:
Members of the "My Cold Stone Club," the chain's free rewards club, get a free "creation" personalized serving after purchasing one. There are numerous locations throughout Metro Detroit. You can sign up for free here.
National Ice Cream Day is for your dog, too. Between Noon and 4pm, PetSmart will be giving out free samples of dog-safe ice cream at participating PetsHotel locations. There are numerous locations throughout Michigan.
Participating Dippin' Dots franchise locations (at malls and shopping centers) will be handing out free samples of its newest flavor, Redberry Sherbet, which is made with Sour Patch Kids. There is a location at Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor and one in Mackinaw City.
Buy one get one free soft serve ice cream cones. Any size, any soft serve flavor. There is a location in Canton.
To celebrate both its 80th birthday (July 18th) and National Ice Cream Day, participating Friendly's locations will give you a free scoop of ice cream in a cup or a cone, when you buy one for $1.99. There is a location in Eastpointe.
Most DQ's are independently owned and operated. You may want to call your local restaurant to find out about any deals. Some may have deals while others don't.
Along with the national chains, Metro Detroit is filled with some amazing ice cream places. Head to one of them or call ahead to find out if they are having any National Ice Cream Day deals.
Some of the top local ice cream places include: Guernsey Farms Dairy in Northville, Ray's Ice Cream in Royal Oak, Calder Brothers Dairy in Lincoln Park, Clark's Ice Cream & Yogurt in Berkley, Jim's Frostie Treats in Royal Oak, and Leason's Dairy Bar and Grille in Warren.