Prepare Yourself… For Free Cone Day With Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops around the world will participate on April 9, 2019, offering everything from Americone Dream to Triple Caramel Chunk.

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This year, the company's iconic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is available in its original andnew non-dairy form, so there's something euphoric for everyone. Ice cream lovers who find themselves in a cone-undrum over which flavor to choose can simply get back in line a second (or third, or fourth!) time.

The idea of handing out free ice cream started back in 1979, when Co-Founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened the doors of their renovated gas station and threw a party for the citizens of Burlington, Vermont. 

The idea turned into an annual event. "We're nothing without our fans," said Ben & Jerry's CEO Matthew McCarthy. "This is one of our favorite days of the year. It's a special tradition and I can't wait to see all the smiles and happiness Free Cone Day brings." he said. "It's all about saying thank you to our fans."

This year, Ben & Jerry's announced ambitious plans to eliminate single-use plastic in its Scoop Shops worldwide. Fans can help cut down on waste by ordering their scoop in an edible cone, rather than a disposable cup. 

For fans who are not near a Scoop Shop, Ben & Jerry's is holding a sweepstakes. Three lucky winners will receive a year's worth of free ice cream. Details can be found at

To find your nearest participating Scoop Shop, visit

* No purchase necessary to enter. Free Cone Day Sweepstakes ends 4/11/19. Open to legal residents of the US 18 and older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. For official rules click here.

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