July 19th Special Days - National Ice Cream Day 2020

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, July 19, 2020 | 0 comments
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July 19th is... National Ice Cream Day.

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The origins of frozen desserts are unknown, though there are several often repeated legends dated as early as the 3rd millennium BCE in ancient China.

Some say ice cream originated in the Mongolian empire and first spread to China during its expansion.

Others believe the history of ice cream started in Iran’s Achaemenid Empire, in roughly 500BC. This is when different flavors were combined with ice in order to create treats to enjoy during the summer months. In 400C, the Persians created a special chilled food, which was a mix of vermicelli and rose water, which was served to the Royals during the summer months.

A kind of ice-cream was invented in China about 200 BC when a milk and rice mixture was frozen by packing it into snow.

An ice-cream-like food was eaten in China in 618-97AD. King Tang of Shang, had 94 ice men who helped to make a dish of buffalo milk, flour and camphor.

According to one legendary origin myth, the Roman Emperor Nero had ice collected from the Apennines Mountains to produce the first sorbet mixed with honey and wine.

The King of England, Charles I, is supposed to have offered his chef £500 a year to keep his ice-cream recipe a secret from the rest of England.

The explorer, Marco Polo (1254-1324), is believed to have seen ice-creams being made during his trip to China and introduced them to Italy.

Image: Colorful Ice Cream, by Sharon Ang on PixabayWhere To Find National Ice Cream Day Deals and Freebies 2020

By Sara Skirboll, Shopping and Trends Expert at The Real Deal Blog

🍨 7-Eleven: Just in time for National Ice Cream Day, the convenience retailer has released new My/Mo Mochi premium ice cream balls in Ripe Strawberry and Sweet Mango at participating stores.

🍨 Baskin-Robbins: On July 19, get a free regular scoop through DoorDash with a purchase of $15 or more using promo code BASKINSCOOP, and a $0 delivery fee! It's also the perfect time to try the new Creature Creations, a magical lineup that includes a Mermaid, Monster and a Unicorn with their own unique personalities that come to life through a playful cup design, edible white chocolate topper and a colorful explosion of sprinkles.

🍨 Carvel: While the sweet treat retailer hasn't announced any National Ice Cream Day specials yet, every Wednesday, you can buy one sundae and get another one free (a $6 value) at all participating Carvel locations.

🍨 Coconut Bliss: From Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19, use code BLISSDAY15 to get 15% off your total online order of four or more products.

🍨 Coolhaus: On July 18 and 19, download a coupon for one free Coolhaus item redeemable at all Publix Grocery Stores. There will be 20,000 coupons available (first come first serve)!

🍨 Dairy Queen: On July 19, get $1 off any size Dipped Cone (with the exception of kid cones) for National Ice Cream Day.

🍨 Dippin' Dots: Everyone's favorite theme park and movie theater treat is giving you the chance to win a year's supply of Dippin' Dots! To enter, follow Dippin' Dots on Instagram and tag three friends in the comments section of the giveaway post by 12 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 12. The winner will be announced on National Ice Cream Day!

🍨 Friendly's: On July 18, which also happens to be Friendly's birthday, and July 19, National Ice Cream Day, all BFF club members can receive a single ice cream cone for $.85.

🍨 goPuff: From July 13 to July 18, the convenience store delivery app is offering any two pints of Ben and Jerry's and Talenti Ice Cream for just $10. Plus, on National Ice Cream Day (July 19), you'll be able to score any two pints for just $6! Sweet!

🍨 Monkey Joe's: On July 19, the children's entertainment center is swinging free scoops of ice cream, along with prizes and giveaways thought the day! Even if a location has not opened back up yet, they'll be serving ice cream curbside. Check with your location for more details.

🍨 Rite Aid: Wellness+ rewards members can enter until July 19 for the chance to win a free Thrifty Thermo in celebration of National Ice Cream Day. Signing up is free!

🍨 Sensodyne: The sensitivity toothpaste brand is hosting a giveaway on Twitter! To participate, tweet #SensodyneSundae + #giveaway + (ice cream emoji) on July 19 at 12 p.m. ET. Participants will receive a same-day delivery of a cooler bag that includes one pint of ice cream, an ice cream bowl, delicious sundae toppings and (of course!) Sensodyne toothpaste. The giveaway is while supplies last for those based in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

🍨 Yogurtland: On July 19, Real Rewards members will earn twice the points for every takeout order, including summery flavors like Orange Blossom White Peach Light Ice Cream, Rocket Pop Sorbet and more.

Image: Ice Cream Cones, by Mona El Falaky on PixabayMore National Ice Cream Day Freebies and Deals

🍨 Blue Bunny: Blue Bunny has launched Ticket Exchange is offering hundreds of sweet prizes that make up for missed flights and trip experiences (music, sports, and leisure too!). There will be 750 prizes in total given away, including things like streaming service gift cards, gas gift cards, national and state park passes, road bikes, RV rentals. All you do is snap a picture of your qualifying unused/cancelled ticket for a chance to win a variety of prizes directly related to your missed summer experience. Fans can enter the Ticket Exchange via Funlightenment.com and winners chosen at random.

🍨 Blue Marble Ice Cream: New line of vegan ice cream pints is available in three flavors: Red Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Bread and Roses, and Brooklyn Black and White Cookie. Locations in Prospect Heights and Industry City. Nationwide shipping via Goldbelly. For local New York delivery, via Fresh Direct.

🍨 Cumberland Farms: $1 off any Ultimate Scoop Ice Cream flavor for a price of just $4.49 a pint. Text the code SCOOPS to 64827 to receive the $1 off coupon.

🍨 Cosmik: Offering three and four packs of strawberry, cookies and cream, and mint chocolate chip (all ranging in price from $14 to $19). Offering 20 percent off through their website with code ICECREAMDAY till the end of July. Both local NYC and national delivery.

🍨 The Fresh Market: Select varieties of Graeter's Ice Cream will be on special for $4.99 at The Fresh Market. Graeter's is also celebrating their 150th anniversary this year with a special Birthday Cake flavor which can only be found at select retailers including The Fresh Market. In addition, Coolhaus, a leading women-founded and led ice cream brand known for their unique flavors, will be on special with pints for two for $8.00. Flavors include Bananas Foster, Buttered French Toast, Chocolate Molten Lava, Milkshake and Fries, Street Cart Churros, Salty S'mores, and more.

🍨 GODIVA: At boutiques and cafes nationwide, soft serve and sundaes will be BOGO 50 percent off on Sunday, July 19.

🍨 HΓ€agen-Dazs®: Each HΓ€agen-Dazs® carton features a Snapcode that consumers can scan using the Snapchat app to enter a virtual, life-sized ice cream container, which links to an Instant Win + Sweepstakes site. Fill out the entry form for a chance to win daily birthday prizes including wireless headphones, smart watches, subscriptions to streaming services, gift cards, grocery delivery, free ice cream and more.

🍨 The Ice Cream Shop: A new way to order ice cream right to your door from Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, and Grubhub and it will be offering free delivery this Sunday, July 19. All day long, ice cream lovers can access free delivery. The delivery discount will be automatically applied to orders on Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub. When using Postmates, use the code ICECREAMNOW.

🍨 Insomnia Cookies: They are debuting the mother of all ice cream sandwiches, The Monster'wich, which is made with two traditional cookies of your choice, and is stuffed with any flavor ice cream with a cookie of your choice mixed in. On National Ice Cream Day, you can get a BOGO deal on the new Monster'wich.

🍨 New York City's L'Arte del Gelato: Buy One Get One Free on cups and cones. Open at Chelsea Market for in-store pickup and delivery (pints only) from 12p.m. to 9p.m. Customers can order from their website or call the store directly at (212)366-0570.

🍨 McDonald's: Treat the family - Get a $1* cone or a $2* sundae. *Taxes extra. Limits may apply. At participating McDonald's. Excludes delivery. (Canada)

🍨 My/Mo Mochi: Giving away up to 100,000 balls to anyone who participates in the Chompionship Games, a tournament of games taking place on their social channels. One lucky Grand Prize Winner will be selected at random to receive a year's supply of My/Mo Mochi on National Ice Cream Day. Players may simply tag My/Mo Mochi to show they took part. My/Mo Mochi will DM players with instructions on how to grab their six-pack of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, while supplies last.

🍨 O'MY: Use code SUMMER at checkout to get 20% off O'MY Dairy Free Gelato.

🍨 Ripple: - Finally available online, shipped directly to your door. Ripple is offering its four-pack and six-pack ice creams for BOGO 50 percent off.

🍨 So Delicious: Comment and tag a friend on the So Delicious Instagram page have a chance to win two personalized pints.

🍨 Truly Hard Seltzer x Tipsy Scoop: Free pints of the Truly Hard Seltzer Lemonade ice creams and sorbets at their NYC and Brooklyn locations to the first 50 people who reserve online. Mark your calendars because the giveaway will go live on Tipsy Scoop's website at midnight on July 18.

🍨 Van Leeuwen Ice Cream: Donating 100 percent of their sundae sales to Color Of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization, to support their mission of inspiring decision-makers in corporations and government to create a less hostile world for Black people in America.

🍨 Venchi: Free scoops from 12p.m. to 2p.m. and a BOGO offer all day at their Union Square NYC location at 861 Broadway. The promotions are available to anyone who provides the secret word ICEDREAM.

🍨 Whole Foods Market: offering 35 percent off ice cream and frozen treats for Prime Members, July 15 to July 28. The grocery chain also teamed up with Milk Bar's Christina Tosi to create three unique ice cream sandwich recipes, each with mix-ins you can only find at Whole Foods Market.

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