2024 National Ice Cream Day: Date & Deals

Here you’ll find what you need to know about National Ice Cream Day as it relates to when it is and the deals you’ll be able to get on that day. Let’s get into the details!

When Is National Ice Cream Day 2024?

National Ice Cream Day is on July 21, 2024! It takes place every year on the third Sunday in July.

This event was established in 1984 via a congress joint resolution which proclaimed July 1984 as National Ice Cream Month and National Ice Cream Day within the same month. While the day/month was only designed to be for 1984, the celebration has continued forward to present day.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled. That July 1984, is hereby
proclaimed as “National Ice Cream Month”, and July 15, 1984, as
“National Ice Cream Day”, and the President is authorized and
requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the
United States to observe ice cream month and ice cream day with
appropriate ceremonies and activities.

98 STAT. 290 PUBLIC LAW 98-333—JULY 2, 1984

President Ronald Regan signed it into law on July 9, 1984 and released the following:

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety 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.

The ice cream industry generates approximately $3.5 billion in annual sales and provides jobs for thousands of citizens. Indeed, nearly ten percent of all the milk produced by the United States dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, thereby contributing substantially to the economic well-being of the Nation’s dairy industry.

The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 298, has designated July 1984 as “National Ice Cream Month,” and July 15, 1984, as “National Ice Cream Day,” and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of these events.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim July 1984 as National Ice Cream Month and July 15, 1984, as National Ice Cream Day, and I call upon the people of the United States to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of July, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and ninth.

Signature of Ronald Reagan


National Ice Cream Day: Future Dates

You may wish to mark your calendar for the future dates of National Ice Cream Day to celebrate and to hopefully catch some deals! These are the dates of National Ice Cream Day through 2030 for the long-term planners out there:

  • July 21, 2024
  • July 20, 2025
  • July 19, 2026
  • July 18, 2027
  • July 16, 2028
  • July 15, 2029
  • July 21, 2030

National Ice Cream Day Deals

The deals are yet to be released for 2024. However, you can take a look at the 2023 deals below to get an idea of what to expect. The deals for 2024 will be posted in July as they released.

If you know of deal for 2024 National Ice Cream Day not yet displayed below, please post a comment to help inform readers!

Baskin Robbins

2023 Deal: $5 off orders $20 or more from July 16 to July 22 through delivery platforms such as DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Postmates. Use code SEIZETHEYAY on the Baskin Robbins website to get the deal via the official website. 31% off scoops for the month of July.


2023 Deal: $5 off $25 or more when ordering online on July 16, 2023. Orders can be placed through DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and the Carvel website.

Cold Stone Creamery

2023 Deal: $0.99 delivery on orders of $20 or more during July 2023. Orders must be placed on the app or Cold Stone website. It doesn’t work with third party delivery services such as DoorDash. Valid at participating US locations.

Dairy Queen

2023 Deal: $1.00 off any dipped cone through the app on July 16th, 2023 at participating locations.

Dippin’ Dots

2023 Deal: Participating Dippin’ Dots will offer a free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots during an undisclosed two hour period during July 16th. 20% off online orders using code NICD2023.


2023 Deal: Single scoop of ice cream $0.88 from July 15 – 19, 2023.


2023 Deal: $1.53 single-dip sugar cones for reward members. Download the app and sign up as a member to receive the deal.


2023 Deal: TBD

Insomnia Cookies

2023 Deal: 1 free scoop with purchase in-store (mention the deal) or online. July 14-16. 2023.

Marble Slab

2023 Deal: One free small ice cream for loyalty members on July 16th. Additionally, Slab Happy Rewards members get $5 off an 8-inch or larger Ice Cream Cake for the month of July.

Shake Shack

2023 Deal: Until 7/31/2023 Shake Shack is offering BOGO shakes between 2pm and 5pm for qualifying orders scheduled for pickup. Orders need to be placed on the Shake Shack Mobile App or via shakeshack.com. Not valid in-store or drive-thru. Deal valid at participating locations.

Whole Foods

2023 Deal: 35% off ice cream with Prime from from 7/5/2023 – 7/18/2023. US only.


2023 Deal: Double points for rewards members on July 16th.

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