National Ice Cream Day 2020 is Sunday, July 19. It is celebrated annually the third Sunday in July. It was created by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The proclamation reads, “Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over 90 percent of the people in the United States. It enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food. Over eight hundred and eighty-seven million gallons of ice cream were consumed in the United States in 1983.”In 1984, President Ronald Reagan (who actually loved jelly beans) designated July as National Ice Cream Month and declared that the third Sunday of the month would be National Ice Cream Day, according to the International Dairy Foods Association. In the official proclamation, Reagan stated, “Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over 90% of the people in the United States,” and encouraged Americans to celebrate throughout July with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
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Baskin-Robbins: The national chain is offering one free scoop of ice cream on Sunday with an order of $15 or more through the third party delivery service DoorDash. baskinrobbins.com Just use the promo code BASKINSCOOP at DoorDash.com or on the DoorDash app.
Cold Stone Creamery: Rewards members can get a free creation with an online purchase of a creation using the promo code ICECREAM. Creations are ice cream scoops customized with fruits, nuts, candies and other add-ons. The offer is good through July 23, according to a Facebook post. coldstonecreamery.com
Dairy Queen – The home of the iconic Blizzard is celebrating with a $1 off coupon of any sized Dipped Cone (excluding kid cones) on Sunday, July 19th. The one-day deal available for one day only includes the chain’s new Cotton Candy Dipped Cone or its classic Chocolate Dipped Cone. DQ fans just need to download the app to score the $1 discount. Before head to your local Dairy Queen, check to see if the restaurant is offering in-restaurant or outdoor dining. Dairy Queen, $1 off any size dipped cone through the mobile app.
Marble Slab – Marble Slab Creamery specializes in serving homemade ice cream and has over 300 locations across the globe. The creamery is celebrating National Ice Cream Month with a special deal: Buy two pre-packed ice cream quarts and get one free. Stop by any participating Marble Slab Creamery Monday through Friday throughout the month of July to claim the deal.
Maggie Mo’s and Marble Slab will give you a $5 reward after your first purchase when you join the rewards program (via Thrillist). This is also an ongoing promotion, but there’s no better time to start than National Ice Cream Day.
Sonic is offering a half-priced Oreo Blast when you place your order through the app.