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How to eat your way through National Ice Cream day

Sunday is National Ice Cream day and there are plenty of ways to celebrate this delicious holiday. Here are some deals and freebies along with the best places to eat ice cream in Atlanta:


Carvel- Customers will recieve a second cup or cone for free when they buy one. This BOGO deal is good all day on July 16.

McDonald's- Grab a free vanilla soft-serve cone for free on National Ice Cream day. Customers also have the chance to win free ice cream for life all you have to do is download the McDonald's app, order your cone and if you are given the limited edition "Golden Arches cone" then you are entitled to free soft serve for life. The grand prize giveaway will happen between 2 and 5 p.m. on July 16. Download the app here.

Cold Stone Creamery- Join Cold Stone's eClub and receive a coupon for two Cold Stone Creations for the price of one.

Marble Slab Creamery- Throughout the month of July customers will receive $2 off a purchase of $10 or more when they download the Slab Happy Rewards app. Customers will also receive a free ice cream coupon for joining and more freebies throughout the year.

Mayfield Creamery- Celebrate National Ice Cream day with the Atlanta Braves at a tailgate party in SunTrust Park in lot 29. Stop by for free samples and a chance to spin a prize wheel for additional prizes and treats. This event will take place before the 1:35 p.m. game on Sunday.

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Your Pie- Change it up and head to Your Pie for free gelato on National Ice Cream day. The Italian version of will be given away in different flavors at Your Pie locations.

Where to eat: 

Our readers voted and chose Butter and Cream as their favorite Atlanta Ice Cream shop. You can head to Decatur for their small batch house-made ice cream or to their new shop in Roswell that opened earlier this month.

 416 Church Street, Decatur. 404-378-7272 & 26 Webb Street, Roswell. 770-998-0366.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream has four different stores for customers to head to on National Ice Cream day. Looking to try more than one flavor? Try their ice cream flights where you can get half scoops of three different flavors and a waffle cone wedge. Pints are also available for customers to take home. On National Ice Cream day, kids and teens under 18 will receive a free kid's scoop in the classic orange cake cone with sprinkles. 

Jeni's Krog Street Market, 99 Krog Street, Atlanta. 470-891-8105.

At Sweet Charlie's in Buckhead, rolled ice cream brings a twist to the frozen treat. In honor of National Ice Cream day, they are featuring a Reese's Chocolate Chip flavor that is served in either a dish or on a Sublime doughnut.

Sweet Charlie's, 3872 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-549-8183.

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Feeling adventureous enough to create ice cream in you own kitchen? AJC Food and dining critic and contributor Wendell Brock takes you through the process of creating this frozen dessert at home.

For a boozy take on ice cream head to Suga and Ice in Duluth. The new ice cream shop opened last month and has over a dozen alcohol-infused ice cream options to enjoy.

3095 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth. 678-731-7211. /


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