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I Scream for Cheap Ice Cream

Ylan Mui

You know it's summer when the ice cream offers start rolling in. A quickie roundup of how you can induce brain freeze on the cheap!

Gifford's is holding an "Ice Cream for Breakfast" campaign next week. The Washington institution will be offering $2 ice cream cones with free breakfast cereal toppings (Cheerios, anyone?) from 9 a.m. to noon from June 1 to 5. A small ice cream typically costs $3.75 and toppings are 95 cents, spokeswoman Megan Molloy said. She assured that the scoops tend to be "very generous."

Wal-Mart is holding a free ice cream day at select supercenters across the country on May 30. In the Washington area, the freebies will be available at stores in Arbutus and Frederick in Maryland and Fredericksburg in Virginia . According to a poll by the discounter, shoppers' top five ice cream flavors are, in order: vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, mint chip and neapolitan. What happened to strawberry, folks?

If you don't want to leave your house, Kaboose has a kid-friendly recipe for making your own ice cream with just some milk, sugar and a plastic bag. I remember making a similar recipe once at a science fair when I was growing up. It tasted deliciously of DIY.

By Ylan Mui  |  May 27, 2009; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Bargains , Ylan Q. Mui  
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