Food & Drink

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day is the perfect day to enjoy the sweet treat. Credits: Dawn Miller

July 19 is officially Sundae! Yes, it’s okay to say that because this year, National Ice Cream Day falls on Sunday. So celebrate the very hot July Sunday with a sundae.

In honor of the sweet day, some area ice cream stores have cool deals in place. Participating Carvel shops will be giving customers a buy one, get one free for any size flavor of soft serve. Since Friendly’s is celebrating ice cream’s special nod along with its 80th birthday, the chain restaurant is offering patrons that arrive after 11 a.m. on July 19, a single scoop cone or cup for $1.99. A second serving is free.

Stop by Dippin Dots for a free sample of its newest flavor, Redberry Sherbet. Be forewarned, the new creation is made with Sour Patch Kids. East Brunswick’s Magnifico’s Ice Cream in East Brunswick is giving away sprinkles for free.

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Even dogs can have a taste of dog-friendly ice cream today at certain PetsHotel locations courtesy of PetSmart.

Milltown’s Ice Cream Depot on Washington Avenue in Milltown is a hometown favorite for many Spotswood and Milltown residents. If there’s anyone who hasn’t tried the ice cream at the Depot, National Ice Cream Day is the perfect time. They offer a baby size that works well for adults who want to indulge without the guilt and also have a shady spot with seats to enjoy your treat.

Wherever ice cream lovers decide to celebrate the special day, it is going to be a hot and sticky one in the Garden State with temperatures in the upper nineties with high humidity. So, in short, today is a good day for ice cream, but then what day isn’t?

As one recent visitor to the Ice Cream Depot in Milltown told her friend, “It’s always a little sad when you get to the bottom of your ice cream cup.” She paused for a moment to get her last spoonful before adding, “Until next time.”  

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