National Ice Cream Day Freebies and Deals in DC, Maryland and Virginia

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 21

National Ice Cream Day is here just in time to provide some sweet relief from the summer heat. Here are the deals you can get on Sunday, July 21.

Locations in Arlington and New Carrollton

Carvel is offering a buy one, get one deal on all soft serve cones and cups — ideal because ice cream is best enjoyed with friends, but who wants to share?

Doi Moi
1800 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Looking for a dairy-free and gluten-free alternative on National Ice Cream Day? Doi Moi is serving up oat milk ice cream. The restaurant has a rotating lineup of flavors which has included strawberry Thai chili, honeydew pandan and chocolate.


TODAY reports that this low-calorie ice cream company will let you get a coupon for yourself, and send a coupon to someone else with a sweet personalized message. Head to the website on July 21 to get the deal.

Various locations

On Sunday, you get 50% off one soft serve ice cream or parfait when you buy one. 

Ice Cream Jubilee
Various locations

Ice Cream Jubilee is teaming up with Warby Parker to give away free scoops of their ice cream, which comes in a range of unique flavors including Thai iced tea, whiskey toasted marshmallow, blackberry chamomile cheesecake and more.

Free scoop giveaways will happen at Warby Parker's locations at Shaw from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Georgetown location from 3-6 p.m.

If you need even more creamy goodness, head to The Yards Park Sun Deck (301 Water Street  SE), where Ice Cream Jubilee will be creating D.C.'s longest ice cream sundae — and you are invited to eat it. Sign up to participate here and you'll get two free scoops.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Whole Foods, 101 H Street NE

The Jeni's truck will be handing out free scoops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Johnny Rockets
Various locations

Get a free shake with any entree purchase on Sunday. Ask a server for a free shake for National Ice Cream Day and your wish will be granted. Here's a list of participating locations.

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream
Union Station UNIQLO Store

Try out some mochi ice cream, which is ice cream coated in soft, gooey — or guessed it — mochi. 

Dog-Friendly Option: PetSmart PetsHotel
Locations in Bethesda, Potomac Yard, Tysons Corner, Springfield, Reston and Fairfax

Even dogs can get in on the National Ice Cream Day action. Pups can get a free, four-ounce serving of dog-friendly ice cream at PetSmart PetsHotel locations.

Presidential Scoops
1450 G Street NW, Washington, DC

This patriotic shop is offering $1 off on National Ice Cream Day. Ask a store employee for details.

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