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Spring's Almost Sprung: Get Ready for Free Ice Cream!

Dairy Queen is giving out free ice cream cones Monday, and more frozen treat giveaways elsewhere are coming soon.

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    Spring is right around the corner, and what tastier way to start it than with ice cream — or Italian ice?

    Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones Monday to celebrate its 75th anniversary Monday, just a few days before spring officially begins.

    Customers can stop at any participating location to get a small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on the top. The ice cream chain is also asking for donations for kids at children's hospitals during its free cone day.

    Then, on Friday, Rita's Italian Ice will kick off the first day of spring with an Italian ice giveaway — a tradition that has been going on for 23 years.

    The company says it gave away more than 1.2 million cups of its Italian ice last year. Click here to find the nearest location.

    And next month, Ben & Jerry's will be giving away ice cream on its Free Cone Day on April 14. Find the nearest franchise here.