The 4th of July is coming up very quickly and everyone is hitting the stores for all the food and gear they’ll need to have a good celebration. Finding an excellent deal on expensive things like ice cream is a bonus that makes the holiday that much sweeter. Did you know that Americans are 200% more likely to eat ice cream on the 4th of July than any other day? It’s also the year’s highlight for potato salad. We’re 540% more likely to eat that! Baked beans and hot dogs also beat out ice cream, but ice cream is still very popular for this holiday.
July is also National Ice Cream Month (and National Beer Month for our lactose intolerant readers) and there have been some unique flavors that have come out this years. At the International Dairy Foods Association’s Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition, the winners were German Chocolate Cake by Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Black Raspberry Crunch Sundae by Friendly’s Ice Cream Company, LLC, and Hawaiian Wedding Cake Ice Cream by Parker Products. You can learn about the other winners and competitors by reading this article: http://www.idfa.org/docs/default-source/d-news/bakery-treats-and-berries-top-flavors-in-ice-cream-contest.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Finding some of those new flavors may be hard, so there are some other things you can try. Many bakeries sell special ice cream cakes for this season, so that’s always an option. Another thing you can try is to get vanilla, strawberry, and blue raspberry ice cream and make a patriotic triple scoop sundae with red, white, and blue sprinkles!
What if you want to go out to an ice cream shop and avoid the crowded stores? We’ve got you covered there too. Here are some deals that you can take advantage of for the holiday from survivingthestores.com:
Baskin Robbins Coupon – Buy 1 Ice Cream Cone Get 1 Free (exp: 7/6)
Carvel Ice Cream Coupon – $1 Off Sundae Dashers or Carvelanche (exp: 7/5)
Gold Star Chili Coupon – $1 Off Any Milkshake (exp: 7/4)
Marble Slab – Up to 30% Off Entire Purchase when you Mix ‘N’ Spin
Maggie Moo’s – Up to 30% Off Entire Purchase when you Mix ‘N’ Spin
Steak n Shake Coupons – Free Milkshake with Burger & Fries Purchase (exp: 7/17)
We hope that everyone can take advantage of the holiday and have some excellent ice cream. Enjoy the fireworks and the festivities!