Frozen custard is like the girlfriend in the "distracted boyfriend" meme -- the creamy treat tends to be overlooked when you can easily get your hands on a perfectly swirled soft serve ice cream cone instead. Ice cream dominates the frozen dessert arena and there's no disputing that, but frozen custard reigns supreme for at least one day every year: National Frozen Custard Day. This year, it falls on Wednesday, August 8.
To celebrate this sweet "holiday," several popular chains -- BurgerFi, Rita's Italian Ice, Andy's Frozen Custard, among others -- are scooping free frozen custard and various other frozen custard offers. Of course, you can't just walked into any frozen custard purveyor and demand a free cup of the stuff, but you can expect freebies and discounts, if you know where to look. We made a handy list (shown below) of National Frozen Custard Day deals to make it easy for you, but be sure to also check out your local frozen custard shops for more ways to celebrate. You'll have brain freeze in no time.
Free Frozen Custard Deals
The deal: Hit up this fast casual burger, hot dog, and custard chain for a free small frozen custard. You don't have to buy anything to get the free dessert, but you may want to call your local outpost ahead of time to make sure they're participating in the promotion.
When: August 8
Andy's Frozen Custard
The deal: This frozen custard chain will give you a free small cone for every $10 gift card you purchase. If you buy a $20 gift card, they'll give you a free small one-topping concrete.
When: Through August 12
Abbott's Frozen Custard
The deal: This chain is giving away whole pints of frozen custard, though it's more of a guessing game contest. If you can correctly guess how many gallons of custard the company's Lake Avenue location in Rochester, New York will make for National Custard Day, you'll win three pints of frozen custard.
When: August 8