Then-presidential candidate and U.S. Senator John Kerry held up a frozen yogurt cone after buying treats for his staff in September 2003. And it wasn't even National Frozen Yogurt Day. Reuters

Who said frozen treats are only for summer months? Apparently not the creators of National Frozen Yogurt Day, which is being celebrated Friday across the country and as far as Edinburgh, Scotland. A few chains and individual stores are offering free or discounted froyo to customers in celebration of National Frozen Yogurt Day.

Frozen yogurt, or froyo, was born out of the health-conscious trend of the 1970s as a healthier alternative to ice cream, according to “However, it didn’t gain widespread popularity until the 1980s, when recipes improved to the frozen yogurt we know and love,” the website says. Here’s a roundup of free and discounted froyo deals across the country:

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

This nationwide chain is giving away free 6-ounce frozen yogurts at participating stores from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Find your nearest Menchie’s here.


This convenience store chain in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi is offering free Swirl World froyo (maximum value of $4) to customers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. No coupons are needed. Find your nearest RaceTrace here.


Free 6-ounce sizes of frozen yogurt will be doled out at Yotopia in Iowa City, Iowa, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Check out the offer here.

Frisky Froyo

National Frozen Yogurt day has actually gone international. Frisky Froyo, which claims to be the first yogurt shop to open in Edinburgh, is giving customers 10 percent off their froyo purchase. Check out the shop here.


This 250-store yogurt shop is debuting a new flavor in honor of National Frozen Yogurt Day. “New Mexican Chocolate” will be at Pinkberry locations on Friday. Find your nearest Pinkberry here.