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Today is “Free Cone Day” at most Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops. Anyone can get one free scoop of ice cream today between noon and 8:00pm.

The Vermont-based company has been offering this annual promotion for years. However, this year the guys at Ben & Jerry’s are also using the occasion to mark their 30th anniversary. Customers can take their pick of traditional flavors (which are never very traditional) or celebrity-themed concoctions such as the familiar Phish Food or Steven Colbert’s Americone Dream.

The company also announced that most of their scoop shops will be featuring new flavors today, such as Cheesecake Brownie, Coconut 7 Layer Bar and Cake Batter (I tried it…not a fan).

And good news. Just in time for “Free Cone Day,” the Dupont Circle location has reopened after several weeks of closure due to a water pipe break.

Share your experiences with “Free Cone Day” below. Our culinary critic, John Foster, will provide a wrap-up of the day after the give-aways melt away.


Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop Locations in DC

Ben & Jerry’s Dupont Circle
1333 19th Street NW

Ben & Jerry’s Eastern Market
327 7th Street, SE

Ben & Jerry’s Georgetown
3135 M Street, NW

Ben & Jerry’s Old Post Office
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Ben & Jerry’s Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.