After a long break, Free Cone Day is back at Dairy Queen!

A free ice cream cone is a sweet way to kick off springtime. When it's free, that's for me! Especially when we're talking about ice cream.

For the first time in two years, Free Cone Day has made a return to DQ restaurants. Dairy Queen canceled Free Cone Day in 2021 and 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why is Dairy Queen Giving Away Ice Cream?

This has been a long-standing tradition for Dairy Queen to celebrate the first official day of spring. Their website says it best:

Whether your technique is the lick, the lap, the sculpt, the bite, or something uniquely your own, all it takes is a DQ® cone in your hand to bring out your special cone-eating artistry. And with DQ® Free Cone Day, you can get in on a tradition fit for families of all sizes, kids of all ages, and fans of all things DQ®. Cold, creamy, delicious and – best of all – FREE!

Dairy Queen/Facebook, Canva
Dairy Queen/Facebook, Canva

Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Near You

Free cones are limited to one per person and while supplies last.

The promotion notes that this is for participating non-mall locations only, and it may not be valid on delivery or mobile orders.

Find the Dairy Queen in Central Texas that is close to you here, whether you are in Temple, Killeen, Harker Heights, or Copperas Cove.


After The Free Ride Is Over, Here Are The Best Brands Of Ice Cream To Sample

Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.

The Yard Truck Food Plaza In Downtown Temple

Choose from a wide selection of cuisines from different cultures at the Yard Truck Food Plaza in Downtown Temple.

Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple

A while back, I asked the good people of Temple if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.

This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).

So now Dutch Bros. is open in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.

Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!

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