David Dobrik’s Doughbrik’s Pizza in West Hollywood is giving away free ice cream in celebration of National Ice Cream Day, on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 8363 Sunset Blvd., in the heart of the Sunset Strip. The first 100 guests will score a free soft serve ice cream that can be loaded with some serious toppings. Doors open at 1pm. There will be a live DJ from 1pm to 5pm, and guests who make an ice cream purchase will also receive a free bag of popcorn.
The event is a collaboration between Cookie Pop, Candy Pop, and Cereal Pop at Doughbrik’s Pizza, so you can expect mountains of delicious candy, cookie, and cereal-coated popcorn toppings featuring OREO, Sour Patch Kids, Fruity Pebbles, and M&M Minis.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
Another West Hollywood business offering free ice cream on National Ice Cream Day is Salt & Straw located at 8949 Santa Monica Blvd. The decadent ice cream store is making a special delivery offer. When you order three pints of ice cream, you get one free when. Use promo code “PINT” at checkout. The offer is only valid on Sunday, July 16, 2023.
National Ice Cream Day is a day dedicated to indulging in and appreciating the wonders of ice cream. The holiday was officially designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, who declared that the third Sunday of July would be recognized as a day to celebrate the joys of this frozen dessert. However, ice cream itself has a much longer history, dating back centuries. Its origins can be traced to ancient China, Persia (modern-day Iran), and India, where early versions of frozen desserts were made by combining milk or cream with ice and various flavorings.
Ice cream’s popularity spread to Europe during the Middle Ages, where it was enjoyed by royalty and the elite. It wasn’t until the 18th century that the dessert gained widespread popularity, thanks to advancements in technology and the introduction of hand-cranked ice cream makers. By the 19th century, ice cream had made its way to the United States, becoming a favorite treat among Americans.