Free Ice Cream Cone Day April 10 at Ben & Jerry’s in Chicago Area

Mark your calendars: it’s time again for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day at participating stores April 10, 2018.  Every year since 1979 – the ice cream shop’s first anniversary – Ben & Jerry’s has offered free scoops to guests once a year. This year, participating Scoop Shops serve up free ice cream from noon to 8 p.m., including new flavors like SNL-inspired Wayne’Swirled, Spectacular Speculoos, Boom Chocolatta,  and last year’s Hazed & Confused, Salted Caramel Brownie and Cotton Candy. Find a location near you and enjoy your FREE cone.



A message on their website declares, “We think our fans are awesome, so to say thanks for another year of support we give out FREE Ben & Jerry’s. It’s how we celebrate and spread peace, love & ice cream around the world!”

Each and every year, we love that Ben & Jerry’s is scooping FREE ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet one day a year for FREE at participating locations. As a way to thank its customers and celebrate more than “three decades of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet,” Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops set aside a day to happily give it away. Last year, the company scooped more than one million FREE cones.


If you’re looking to try some flavors that they only serve in their Scoop Shops (i.e. you can’t buy these in pints at the supermarket here in the U.S.; although for some it’s more like you can’t buy them anymore), there’s:

– New Waynes’Swirled – Dark caramel and vanilla ice creams with fudge & caramel swirls.
– Berry Berry Extraordinary Sorbet – Blueberry and raspberry fruit sorbets swirls together.
– Butter Pecan – Buttery ice cream with roasted pecans.
– Chocolate
– Chocolate Peanut Buttery Swirl – Milk chocolate ice cream with a thick peanut buttery swirl.
– Coconut 7-Layer Bar – Coconut ice cream with coconut & fudge flakes, walnuts, and swirls of graham cracker & butterscotch.
– Coffee
– Gilly’s Catastrophic Crunch – Chocolate and sweet cream ice creams with caramel clusters, fudge-covered almonds, and a marshmallow swirl.
– Lazy Sunday – Vanilla cake batter ice cream with chocolate and yellow cupcake pieces, and a chocolate frosting swirl.
– Lemon Sorbet
– Mango Mango Sorbet
– Mint Chocolate Chunk – Mint ice cream with chocolate chunks
– Strawberry
– Sweet Cream & Cookies – Sweet cream ice cream with chocolate sandwich cookies.
– Turtle Cheesecake – Cheesecake ice cream with pecans, fudge flakes, and a caramel swirl.
– Two Wild & Crazy Pies – Coconut cream and chocolate cream pie ice creams with a chocolate cookie swirl.
– Vanilla
– Vanilla Greek Frozen Yogurt
– White Russian – Coffee ice cream with coffee liqueur.


Two Chicago Area Locations


Navy Pier

600 East Grand Ave
ChicagoIL 60611
312 836 0992
Participates in Free Cone Day


The Glen

1860 Tower Drive
GlenviewIL 60026
847 657 8474
Participates in Free Cone Day


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