Special National Ice Cream Day Free cones around the capital

The C x D Cookie sandwich, made with the new limited-edition flavor, Colada Pastelito, is a collaboration between Dolcezza and Colada Shop. Photo courtesy of Colada Store.

Sunday, July 17th is National Ice Cream Day. Here’s where to get free ice cream, limited-edition flavors, and fried chicken-like cold treats.

Jubilee Ice Cream
1407 T St., NW; 301 Water Street, SE; 4238 Wilson Blvd., Level C, Arlington
The specialty ice cream shop celebrates National Ice Cream Day and its 8th Anniversary on the same day, which means lots of free ice cream! Loyalty club members can get a free scoop of ice cream anywhere all day on Sunday, and everyone else can head to the Yards Park location for a free scoop from noon to 1 p.m.

Kiloins DC
1250 Half Street, Southeast
Buy one scoop of ice cream and get an extra scoop for free at Navy Yard Dessert Shop – plus, you can add unlimited amounts of your favorite toppings for free. Follow Kilwin’s Instagram account and like their Facebook to be eligible for the special offer.

Eight-piece bucket of Bourbon Burnt Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream from Honeymoon Chicken. Image courtesy of Honeymoon Chicken.

honeymoon chicken
4201 Georgia Ave., Northwest
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with… Chicken? Petworth’s fried food point launches something fun: Bourbon vanilla burnt sugar ice cream looks like poultry but tastes, thankfully, like ice cream. Be one of the first 50 people to find a Honeymoon Chicken ice cream cart in Petworth this Sunday and wish ‘Happy National Ice Cream Day’ to get one of the bars for free. (Not an exact hint: follow Instagram to find your cart.)

Here’s the scoop
2824 Georgia Ave., NW
An ice cream shop near Park View will offer $4 mini-cakes, sugar (excluding vegan flavors) and ice cream sandwiches for $1 in honor of the holiday.

Insomnia cookies
2318 18th Street, NW; 3204 O St., NW
The late-night cookie spot has created its own ice cream line that mixes the flavors of cookies and cream. Friday through Sunday, customers can head to any of the DC locations to receive a free scoop of new Insomnia frozen desserts with any order (also available for delivery orders).

Limited Edition Colada Pastelito gelato, a collaboration between Dolcezza and Coloda Shop. Photo courtesy of Colada Store.

Dolcezza & Colada store
Multiple DC locations
The capital’s local gelato chain and the capital’s enveloped Cuban café are teaming up to release a limited-edition flavour: Colada Pastelito, which combines Dolcezza cream cheese gelato, Colada Shop guava jam, and delicate pastelto pastries. Try the flavor of scoop collaboration at all Dolcezza locations, or as a cookie sandwich (aka C x D Cookie Sandwich) at all Colada store locations.

Dolce Gelato
1420 Eighth Street, Northwest
Shaw Gelato Shop will be giving away free scoops of their new vegan gelato line (vegan vanilla bean or vegan strawberry) while supplies last.

8030 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; Montgomery Mall, Bethesda; 740 C South East Street
On Sundays, all Moorenko locations are hammering a bargain on their local ice cream: Buy two prepackaged scoops of homemade ice cream and get a third free.

Photo courtesy of Nicecream.

Nice cream
2831 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington
Clarendon’s Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop will offer free ice cream to the first 50 guests at its Arlington storefront (doors open at 11am). In honor of the holiday, they will also be holding in-store raffles and hosting a social media drawing where participants have the chance to win unlimited free ice cream all year long.

Multiple DC locations
The Grab and-go supermarket chain is giving away a free pint of Foxtrot Ice Cream with every in-app purchase for the occasion. Dupont Foxtrot website only (1601 Connecticut Ave, Northwest) will also offer free root beer floats all day long.

Sophia Young

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