Where to celebrate National Ice Cream Day 2017

From deals to free ice cream in NYC, we’ve got you covered for National Ice Cream Day.
Published : July 13, 2017 Updated : July 14, 2017
Magnum's DIY ice cream bars are BOGO on July 16!
Magnum's DIY ice cream bars are BOGO on July 16!

Ice cream lovers and foodies, your day has arrived. National Ice Cream Day is back on July 16, and we've rounded up the freebies and unique flavors.

 

 

 

The holiday actually starts today with the ice cream sandwich version of the Ford Mustang. Their collab flavor with Coolhaus inspired by the car is called Orange Fury, stuffed between two freshly baked recolored black and white cookies! Get yours from the Coolhaus ice cream truck making its way through Manhattan today and this weekend:

 

Friday July 14
1-4 p.m.
Park Ave and 27th (Near PopSugar)
Backup Location: Madison Ave and E 24th St (Sony Building/Madison Sq. Park)

Saturday, July 15
Grand Central Station (E. 41st St.) 12-1 p.m.
Backup Location: Madison Ave and E 24th St (Sony Building/Madison Sq. Park)
The High Line (10th Ave between 29th and 30th) 2-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 16
12-3 p.m.
MoMA (W. 53rd St.)
Backup Location: Bryant Park (40th St. between Fifth and Sixth Ave.)

National Ice Cream Day

Frozen yogurt shop 16 Handles has jumped on the soft-serve bandwagon, and for National Ice Cream Day they've created a limited edition flavor with "Ace of Cakes" host Duff Goldman: Strawberry Shortcake, made with real strawberries and freshly baked shortcake. Get it anytime this week, and on July 16 the fro-yo spot is offering a free 4 oz. cup when you use the 16 Handles app at checkout. 16handles.com

Carvel fans, find a friend on National Ice Cream Day because when you buy any size soft serve cone or cup in vanilla, chocolate or swirl, you can get a second one for free. carvel.com

Pocket pizza import Trapizzino just launched soft-serve gelato for the summer, and they're rolling out a tiramisu flavor served on top of ladyfingers or biscuits, drenched in Caffe Vita cold brew and dusted with cocoa powder. It’s not only softer, lighter and fluffier than traditional gelato, but also cheaper this Sunday. On the 16th, get two cups for the price of one, $4.50. 144 Orchard St.

Bring your bestie, boyfriend or girlfriend to the popular Magnum pop-up in the Meatpacking District this Sunday to score a BOGO deal on their freshly dipped ice cream bars with a choice of 20 toppings. The pop-up is only open until late September, so hop to it. 875 Washington St.

Anyone can score a McDonald’s vanilla soft serve cone for free on Sunday, but one lucky person will get the Golden Arches Cone that gets them free soft serve for life. For a chance at the grand prize, you must order your free vanilla cone through the restaurant's app on National Ice Cream Day between 2 and 5 p.m. mcdonalds.com

 
 
 

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For just craving just a little taste of National Ice Cream Day, Creamline's usually $1 mini cones of Ronnybrook Farm Dairy soft-serve in chocolate, vanilla and twist will be free this weekend at their 21st Street location. Throughout the rest of July, the tiny treats will be sold for only $1. 180 Seventh Ave.

 
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