Today, the 7-day course in “cow-to-cone” ice cream science is offered annually in January, with about 130 students from all over the world attending more than 20 workshops on specialized areas of ice cream technology – including flavoring, refrigeration, freezing and hardening techniques, and the manufacture of frozen yogurt and novelty frozen desserts. Anyway, here’s where you can grab a few free ice cream this weekend-typically with the requirement that you buy another ice cream at the same time.

With the Penn State Berkey Creamery celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, we take a look at the earliest beginnings of the University’s world-famous Ice Cream Short Course. “We’re excited to invite all pet parents to stop in with their fur kids for a sample on National Ice Cream Day this year”. All treats are hand-crafted daily at local Carvel shoppes. Even better, Bonita Springs voted for the official ice cream of 2015, landing on the Bonita Beach Bum. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, all PetSmart locations with PetsHotel facilities are giving out complimentary four-ounce samples of dog-safe ice cream. New Orleans Ice Cream Company is sole ice cream supplier for American Sector and the Soda Shop.

Norman Love’s Artisan Gelato is just one local Southwest Florida business that is getting in on the fun of National Ice Cream Day. For the whole month, customers get free waffle cone upgrades on double scoops, and on Friday, July 31, all ice cream sundaes are 31% off.