Ice cream is especially welcome during these hot summer days. And there are plenty of great local place to enjoy the cold treat here in Richmond:
Hot weather means it’s time to visit our favorite local ice cream shops around Richmond:
•Bev’s Homemade – 2911 W Cary St.
•Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, 9101 Staples Mill Rd., Laurel Park, Virginia
•Celesti Gelati – Locations around Richmond
•Charm School – 311 W Broad St.
•Coco + Hazel, 411 North Ridge Rd., Richmond, Virginia
•The Dairy Bar – 1602 Roseneath Rd.
•Davvero Gelato mobile food cart
•DeLuca Gelato, 1362 Gaskins Rd.
•Frost Gelato, Short Pump
•Kilwins, Cary Street, Richmond
•King of Pops, 3001 W Clay St., Richmond, Virginia
•La Michoacana, (authentic Mexican-style ice cream) 7808 Midlophian Tnpk, Richmond, Virginia 23235 & 9110 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Chesterfield, Virginia 23237
•Moonrocks Gelato, 2400 W Main St., Richmond, Virginia 23220
•NarWhals Rolled Ice Cream – 3313 W Cary St.
•Nutty Buttery, 701 W. Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220
•Ray’s Italian Water Ice and Frozen Custard, 3039 Lauderdale Dr., Henrico, Virginia
•Richland’s Dairy Farm, 116 Cox Rd., Blackstone, Virginia 23894
•SCOOP RVA – on Strawberry Street in The Fan.
•Stoplight Gelato – 405 Brook Road
•Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt numerous locations
•Wally’s Sweet Spot, 4220 Celebration Ave., Chester, VA
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Ice Cream Deals:
These deals will help you indulge in this creamy cool summer treat – on the cheap!
•Cold Stone Creamery: Join the Cold Stone Rewards Club and get a buy one, get one free Cold Stone Creation dessert added to your account. You will also receive a BOGO free Creation dessert on your birthday. Receive $5 off purchases with every 50 accumulated points.
•Sonic: Get half-price shakes after 8 p.m. This deal also includes floats and $1.49 each ice cream cookies sandwiches. At participating SONIC® Drive-Ins.
•At Dairy Queen (DQ), get $1 off any size Dipped Cone (excluding kid cones) on Sunday, July 19th! The limited-time deal available for one day only – which includes the NEW Cotton Candy Dipped Cone or classic Chocolate Dipped Cone – is redeemable through the DQ mobile app* at participating locations nationwide. If you’re not screaming for ice cream yet, well, the NEW Cotton Candy Dipped Cone features creamy DQ soft serve coated with a deliciously sweet, pastel blue Cotton Candy coating. Download Dairy Queen’s app and register for an account. The folks at DQ will thank you with a free small Blizzard.
•Carvel – Buy one, get one free cup or cone any size and any flavor soft ice cream with coupons.
•Potbelly – cool off with their signature shake
Note: merchants are always making changes so check first before ordering or making a purchase to find out what’s available.
Hope these deals, tips and lists help you enjoy ice cream and keep cool all summer long.
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July is National Ice Cream Month, first designated in 1984, followed by National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July. Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 18, 2021 which is National Ice Cream Day. Richmond on the Cheap has posted deals and events at local shops and vendors for you to fully enjoy a sweet treat.
Learn about more food and drink deals in Richmond and as well as events at eating establishments.
More things to do in and around Richmond:
- The Ultimate List of RVA Parks and Playgrounds
- RVA Dog-Friendly Parks
- Orchards and Berry Farms
- Special Resources
- Richmond boat launches and marinas
- Richmond MetroZoo open for drive thru tours
- Richmond area scenic drives