10 mouthwatering photos from National Ice Cream Day that will convince you to sneak out for a late-night cone

If you haven’t already heard us running through the streets screaming about it, today is National Ice Cream Day! And in case the promise of free ice cream at one of many generous dessert shops wasn’t enough to tempt your taste buds, we rounded up some photos shared by real people who took part in this magical holiday to get your ice cream juices flowing.

Whether you’re into soft serve, savory flavors, or you’d rather forgo the full cream in favor of froyo (hey, to each their own) one of these photos is sure to stir up a deep, animalistic need for ice cream. Sorry not sorry. It’s Sunday, and you deserve to treat yo’ self.

Ahead, some of our favorite IRL National Ice Cream Day snaps.

Who could resist this sweet, sweet unicorn in a fish cone? Not us, that’s for sure.

The crispy texture of this s’mores ice cream is exactly how we wish our actual s’mores would turn out, but never do.


This 100% plant-based ice “cream” is a super-healthy, pressed juice alternative to ice cream, and so delicious.


There’s a lot going on with this dessert, but it looks positively scrummy (to borrow a phrase from The Great British Bake Off).


Or, if that’s too much, you could always opt for the classic swirl soft serve on a cake cone.

Um, this is babka ice cream, you guys. As in the insanely delicious chocolate dessert found often in Brooklyn’s finest Jewish bakeries.

If your sweet tooth is really aching, seek out one of these churro cones — stat.

Want to jump on the activated charcoal trend? Today’s the day to do it!

This cone is bringing back major memories of sugary cereal and Saturday morning cartoons.

And if ice cream just isn’t your thing, why not try one of these rocky road cupcakes, inspired by one of the all-time best ice cream flavors.


Happy National Ice Cream Day, enjoy your Sunday sundae.