Ben & Jerry’s Is Bringing Back Their International Free Cone Day Next Week

If, like me, you’re prone to wolfing down a tub of ice cream at the slightest inconvenience, then this is the giveaway for you. Because beloved ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is bringing back their international ice cream giveaway, Free Cone Day.

Taking place on April 3, 2023, the giveaway is completely unlimited. That means once you’ve finished your scoop you’re more than welcome to simply turn around and get back in line for even more free ice cream. The annual ice cream celebration dates all the way back to the ice cream duo’s first free cone day, which celebrated a year in business. Now, over 40 years later, they’re back and aiming to give away over a million free scoops!

How to grab a free cone

three cones of free ice cream being passed across the counter as part of free cone day
Credit: Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s know that you want as little interference and obstruction between you and your free ice cream. As such, ice-cream fans can head to their website, where they can find out which locations are participating in the giveaway. Once you know where to go, simply turn up between 12 and 8pm, and net yourself a free scoop. It really couldn’t be easier. And you’re not restricted in your choice – you can have whatever flavour (or flavours) you’d like as part of the Free Cone Day giveaway.

It’s not merely restricted to ice cream shops either, with some cinemas also getting in on the action. That means in London there are three venues participating in the giveaway: Ben & Jerry’s’ Soho Scoop Shop, Empire Cinema Walthamstow, and Empire Cinema Sutton.

Fancy some free ice-cream as you wander around and check out the shops in Soho? Ben & Jerry’s has you sorted. Planning on taking in a movie that day? Perhaps a sweet treat would hit the spot before or after the film. In which case, Ben & Jerry’s has you sorted.

a ben & jerry's employee holding two cones of ice cream that they're giving away as part of free cone day
Credit: Ben & Jerry’s

Look, it’s free ice cream folks! Do I really need to say anything else?

Head on down to your nearest participating shop between 12-8pm, and nab yourself as much free ice cream as your stomach can handle!