Where to scream on National Ice Cream Day


National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, and it’s also National Ice Cream Month. Here’s where you can get that coveted brain freeze all month long:

Through July, Liberty Public Market, 2820 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, is offering a lineup of ice cream collaborations from Scooped! by Mootime and the following gourmet artisans, while supplies last.

  • Olala Crepes: Ice Cream Bombs (today-Saturday)
  • Venissimo Cheese: Goat Cheese Swirl Ice Cream (July 22-28)
  • Minocqua Popcorn: Kettle Corn Mash Up (July 29-31)

CREAM San Diego is celebrating with a special offer on Sunday and Monday. Guests who purchase an ice cream cone will get a second cone free. 5157 College Ave., Suite B, San Diego. (619) 230-5177.

Mess Hall is putting its twist on ice cream classics to create boozy milkshakes using Mootime Creamery ice cream, like the Never Grow Up #NotAdulting, made with Silly Vanilly ice cream, dark rum, whipped cream and topped with red and blue sprinkles, or the Bite the Bullet, made with bourbon, Mootime caramel ice cream, Himalayan salt and topped with a brandied cherry. 2820 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego.

Hamond’s Gourmet Ice Cream is offering up free ice cream on July 15. At each of its three locations around San Diego, the first group of two or more people will get a free flight of 32 ice creams, the first 10 customers get a free scoop, plus free raffle tickets and giveaways will be going around all day. Three locations around San Diego.

Along with its ice cream tacos and cookie sandwiches, Mootime Creamery is launching limited-time pop-up ice cream releases and specials around Coronado island, such as a free pint of Mootime ice cream for every $25 delivery or takeout order at Village Pizzeria or Thai Tea Boba ice cream at West Pac Noodle Bar. 1025 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 435-2422.

Corvette Diner is going nostalgic with its Vette Banana Split Boat loaded with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream topped with whipped cream, peanuts, sprinkles and Oreo cookie crumbles. Liberty Station, 2965 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego. (619) 542-1476.

You’ll need lots of napkins with Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza’s Messy Sundae, a massive compilation of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate and caramel sauce, walnuts and whipped cream. Seven locations: Costa Verde/UTC, La Jolla, Mission Valley, La Mesa, San Marcos, Scripps Ranch and Del Mar.

Hotel Republic is taking floats to a whole new level with its boozy take on frozen sippers, like the sorbert topped with Prosecco, or how about a beer float made with Modern Times Blackhouse Stout or Belching Beaver PB Stout. 421 W. B St., San Diego. (619) 398-3100.

West Pac Noodle Bar is giving the frozen treat international flair with Ice Cream Sushi, delicious rolls of Thai tea ice cream wrapped in Rice Krispies and topped with mango popping boba and mint. 1166 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 313-6003.


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