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National Ice Cream Day: Where to find free ice cream in NYC

Sweet tooths everywhere rejoice. Today is set aside for the simple summertime pleasure that is ice cream. While you may not have needed another reason to partake in a frozen dairy dessert, we found five ice cream shoppes offering delicious deals in honor of the special day. So whether you celebrate the treat in a cone or a bowl, with sprinkles or in-between a cookie sandwich, here are places with the best deals for digging in the dairy.

Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery stores will ringing in National
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Cold Stone Creamery stores will ringing in National Ice Cream Day by offering its My Cold Stone Club rewards club members with a free ice cream creation with the purchase of one. This will give you the chance to get whacky and experimental with your toppings for one creation, while also snagging an old reliable in honor of the holiday.

Find a Creamery near you here coldstonecreamery.com

Carvel

Join Fudgie the Whale at Carvel Sunday, which
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Join Fudgie the Whale at Carvel Sunday, which offers a buy one get one free deal for any flavor and size of soft serve ice cream

Find a store near you here carvel.com

Dippin' Dots

Dippin' Dots locations are jumping on the
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Dippin' Dots locations are jumping on the "free ice cream" train as well Sunday, offering free samples of their latest creation, Redberry Sherbet made with Sour Patch Kids. The treat may start out sour, but the deal is sweet from start to finish.

Find local 'Dots' here dippindots.com

Friendly's

It's a big weekend for the Friendly's chain
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It's a big weekend for the Friendly's chain as it celebrates not only National Ice Cream Day, but also it's 80th birthday. In honor of the chain's double dip of things to commemorate, participating locations will be handing out a free scoop when you purchase one for $1.99.

Find a neighborhood Friendly's here friendlys.com

Graeter's

A fourth generation family affair, Graeter's isn't giving
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A fourth generation family affair, Graeter's isn't giving out free ice cream, but it is sweeting the deal Sunday, offering $1.45 cones of the company's classic ice cream recipe.

Here's where to find them graeters.com

Your Pie

Your Pie Italian Restaurant is seizing the day
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Your Pie Italian Restaurant is seizing the day Sunday with free Gelato. OK, so maybe it's not technically "ice cream," but it is cold and it is creamy and it is totally free. Limit one per person.

Visit here to learn more yourpie.com

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