Free Ice Cream Days & Cheap Cones in the Twin Cities


Did somebody say Free Ice Cream? While the various Free Cone Days have all passed for 2019, that’s okay! Bring on Ice Cream Social Season. And, don’t forget our friends at Blue Sun Soda Shop now have an old-fashioned soda fountain in store! Stop by to experience the “Good Old Days”.


Community Ice Cream Socials – Free Ice Cream in the Parks

Get your ice cream fix all summer long. Most of these events are free, We have noted events that are charging for the ice cream and/or admission with an “*” by the date. In some cases, additional food and activities have fees. 

*8/11/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Make your own Sundae | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

8/15/19 Ice Cream Social and Movie in the Park | Logan Park, Minneapolis | 6-8:30pm | Free ice cream, Inflatables and activities, followed by a movie in the park. 

8/16/19: Ice Cream Social | Wilder Rec Center, Saint Paul | 2-3pm | Ice cream, jump ropes, hoola hoops and hopscotch fun. 

*8/25/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Root Beer Floats | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

8/28/19: Ice Cream Social | Painter Park, Minneapolis | 6-8pm | Ice cream, music, kids games, and family fun. 

9/14/19:  Ice Cream Peanut Butter Jam | Merriam Park, Saint Paul | 12pm-4pm | Community party featuring free Izzy’s ice cream, an opportunity to donate peanut butter for the Keystone food shelf, and local music. 

Family Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cheap Ice Cream

Baskin Robbins | Eagan & West St Paul | The shop’s signature 31 flavors of ice cream are just $1.70 for a scoop on the 31st of the month.

Conny’s Creamy Cone | St Paul | Conny’s claim to fame is her 27 flavors of soft-serve ice cream offered at great prices – kids scoops starting at just over a dollar. Opens early March.

Cup and Cone | White Bear Lake | This yummy soft serve joint is the pride of White Bear Lake. The prices will have you crying tears of joy. Opens March 6.

Hastings Co-op Creamery | Hastings | Super-budget chocolate shakes!

Nelson’s Ice Cream | Stillwater & St Paul | Look forward to an incredible amount of ice cream for your money. Four kids and one hungry mom were completely satisfied with that sole kiddie scoop. Opens mid-March.

St Paul Corner Drug | St Paul | Though it’s been many years since the cones cost a quarter, the prices still evoke a different era — and are generous enough to split. Open year-round.


Free Ice Cream Days & Cheap Cones in the Twin Cities

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