13 National Ice Cream Day Deals & Freebies You Need To Know About

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The holiday that we've all been waiting for since the frost first thawed this spring is finally here. Yes, once summer is here, all most people want to do is eat their mass in ice cream — so it makes perfect sense that this cooling treat gets its very own holiday in the summer. You'll want to know about all of the National Ice Cream Day deals and freebies, because it's happening on Sunday, Jul. 21 — and the only thing more exciting about an ice cream celebration is a free ice cream celebration, of course.

So, how did this day start? According to The International Dairy Foods Association, in 1984 President Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and designated the third Sunday in July to be National Ice Cream Day. In the proclamation, Regan states, "I call upon the people of the United States to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities." Also stated in the proclamation, "Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food." You heard it here: observe the holiday! Eat all the ice cream! It's nutritious and delicious!

Here I've rounded up some deals and discounts that you're not going to want to miss out on. July might be Ice Cream Month, but Jul. 21 is the day that our favorite creameries are celebrating with specials, so jump on it while you're hot.

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