It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas! Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day! The Burlington, Vermont-based creamery gives away free scoops of ice cream annually and this year the brand holiday falls on Tuesday, April 10. Fans near and far can visit select scoop shops around the world for an ice-cold sweet treat from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Those participating in Free Cone Day can expect all the usual suspects including Americone Dream, Chunky Monkey, Phish Food, Cherry Garcia, Brownie Batter — in which every brownie is made by the folks over at Greyston Bakery. At this New York City factory, anyone and everyone is hired on a first-come, first-serve basis regardless of their work experience or personal struggles.
New to scoop shops and grocery stores this year are Chocolate Shake It, a chocolate malt ice cream with chocolate cookie-covered fudge truffles and marshmallow swirls; One Sweet World, a coffee caramel ice cream with fudge chunks and swirls of marshmallow and salted caramel; Caramel Cookie Fix, a low-calorie vanilla ice cream with salted caramel swirls and shortbread cookies; non-dairy Coconut Almond Fudge Chip; and Strawberry Banana frozen yogurt.
What will you get in your cone?