Ben & Jerry’s Is Giving Away Free Ice Cream for 1 Day Only

Your favorite promotion is back!

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Dotdash Meredith/Janet Maples

Legendary ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's always finds new ways to treat us. Whether launching new flavors like PB S'more and Impretzively Fudged or bringing Scoop Shop favorites like Marshmallow Sky to the grocery store, Ben & Jerry's sure knows how to keep its customers coming back.

But let's be honest: we'd continue visiting Scoop Shops and buying our favorite pints regardless of its innovations—those are just bonuses.

Even with all the new sweets, there's one way Ben & Jerry's has continued to recognize its customers for more than 40 years: Free Cone Day.

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 2024

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Ben & Jerry's launched Free Cone Day in 1979 to thank its fans for supporting the business during its first year. The promotion stuck, and now Ben & Jerry’s gives away hundreds of thousands of free scoops one day every year.

The ice cream chain announced that Free Cone Day will be held on April 16 this year. On Free Cone Day, customers can receive one free—you guessed it—cone with their favorite scoop. All Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop flavors are available—including the new, exclusive mango flavor—so you can try something new or order your tried and true.

The promotion takes place at all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops nationwide, 12-8 p.m. local time.

Last year, Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day returned after a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the brand gave away more than 970,000 scoops nationwide. This year, Ben & Jerry’s wants to break one million free scoops, so don’t let your old ice cream pals down. Get out and grab your free Chunky Monkey, Phish Food, or The Tonight Dough—you deserve it!

More Ice Cream Deals for Spring

If you’re already so excited for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day that you can’t wait for a treat—we get it; it’s a month away—we have some great news for you. Two more ice cream shops are handing out free sweets between now and then. Dairy Queen’s Free Cone Day, where you can get a free small vanilla ice cream cone, will occur on March 19, the first day of spring. Rita’s Ice is also ushering in spring that day with its tradition of handing out free Italian ice at its locations nationwide.

We know those deals are still a few days away, too, so a trip to your local ice cream shop or grocery store never hurts to curb that craving for ice cream while you wait.

Read the original article on All Recipes.