Where can you score a free or cheap scoop?

You may not have felt like eating fries on National French Fry Day in steamy weather earlier this week, but National Ice Cream Day, which falls on Sunday, may be more palatable.


Like pretty much everything, the price of ice cream is up year-over-year. However, demand is holding steady. Premium brands are losing ground to less-expensive ones and frozen novelties like ice cream Sandwiches and popsicles are selling better than regular ice cream.

Here are some more ice cream stats:

According to Cincinnati-based retail data firm 84.51°, the ice cream flavor most Americans scream for is chocolate, which got 36% of the vote, followed by cookies and cream (25%). Mint chocolate chip and butter pecan tied for third with 24% each.

The company says that 72% of us will be getting our ice cream fix at the grocery store while 26% will get theirs at an ice cream shop.


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