Dairy Queen Is Kicking Off Summer With Free Ice Cream

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You may have been eating frozen treats since March, but for many people, ice cream season doesn't really start until the first day of summer. To celebrate the occasion, Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream all day on June 21, 2019, Elite Daily reports.

This Friday, the day of summer solstice, anyone with the Dairy Queen app will be able to head to their local DQ and claim a free small ice cream cone. Customers will have their choice of either a regular, classic vanilla cone or a "dipped" cone with vanilla ice cream beneath a crisp coating. The dip comes in two varieties: a traditional chocolate coating or orange Dreamsicle, a seasonal option.

To take advantage of the deal, make sure you download the Dairy Queen mobile app to your phone before heading to the restaurant. In the app you'll find a coupon for a free small ice cream cone that's valid only on June 21. Dairy Queen also offers exclusive deals through the app throughout the year: Last summer, the chain used it to offer buy-one-get-one ice cream in honor of the end of the summer season.

Dairy Queen may be famous as an ice cream shop, but on the menu, the official name of the frozen treat is "soft serve cone"—that's because their soft serve doesn't meet the minimum butterfat content required to qualify as ice cream. Here are some more facts about the sweet franchise.

[h/t Elite Daily]