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12 Days of Perry’s 2013

December 9th, 2013

Update: 12 Days of Perry’s Winners:

Day 1: Rebecca Wilson, Dana Esker*, Michael  Burkett

Day 2: Shannon Baugher*, Lucia Scotty, Ria Rowan

Day 3: Nicole Carpenter, Donna Parsons, Debbie Kinkel-Dann*

Day 4: Theresa Seely Fecik*, Michele Brasher-Yackel, Ronald Willard

Day 5: Kellie Kelsey, Tracy Mancini, Shannon Schleif*

Day 6:  Millie Logel, Ashley Wagner*, Marian Sisson

Day 7: Tara Jeanne Vallee, Josie Flynn, Dion Johnson*

Day 8: Katherine Ostrander*, Cecily Jean Matacic, Carly Wixson, Diane Carder

Day 9: Kylee Gould Peters*, Roslyn Lisk, Lynette Failing

Day 10: Terry Krentz, Mary Rutter, Miguel Marrero*

Day 11: Kimberly Sucy*, Helena Luce, Janet Lewis, William Cole

Day 12: Lynn Dobrico, Jen Gorski Gratien*, Katherine Honor Smith

Winners with an (*) to their name are the grand prize of the day winners – they will also receive a  a Perry’s Ice Cream official scoop, which you can’t buy anywhere!

Grand prize winners: Joyce Ackerman, Vicki Carr and Mary Liska.

Congratulations to all the winners! Please share your mailing address with us, so we can mail you your prize. Please share via a Facebook private message or by emailing [email protected] 

Grand prize winners, please share the mailing address and the name of who would you like to receive the ice cream shipment. If we hear from all of you on time we are planning to ship the ice cream January 30th to arrive January 31st.

It is this time of the year again, let the 12 Days of Perry’s begin!

12 Days of Perry's Banner Square

Beginning December 9 and for the next 12 days you can visit our Facebook page in the morning to receive your daily challenge. To participate and enter to win you simply need to comment underneath the question with your answer – it is your automatic ticket to win daily prizes, including a Perry’s Ice Cream home delivery … to anywhere in the US! Detailed rules to this sweepstakes can be found via THIS LINK.

It is a special chance you wouldn’t want to miss, because anywhere in the US literally means – anywhere in the US. Is there a grandma that lives in Florida? Well, you’ll have a chance to send her a very special care package. Is there a brother that moved out to West Coast? He might be getting a special delivery.

We will be selecting Perry’s Ice Cream home delivery winners at the end of the 12 Days of Perry’s, so you have 12 chances to enter for this grand prize by answering each of the 12 questions. There are special daily prizes as well, including a brand new Perry’s Ice Cream scoop (you can’t buy one like this anywhere), which will stay cool longer than an ordinary scoop to help with scoopability (yes, we actually use a term like that! ).

Perrys Ice Cream New Scoop

To top off the 12 Days of Perry’s fun, there is also a new $1 OFF coupon for Perry’s fans and friends available – CLICK HERE to print yours.


Good luck, and, spread the word!

Perry’s Ice Cream Celebrates Its 95th Anniversary

November 13th, 2013

It was 1918 when H. Morton Perry learned troubling news from his doctor – he was to to give up his career as a broom maker, since he had become allergic to something in the broom making process. Morton wasn’t a man that would be troubled with such news. Soon enough he found another career path. On November 13, 1918 H. Morton Perry signed a deed that made him the owner of a horse, a wagon, a milk route and some milk bottling equipment. And the rest is history!

Thank You for the 95 Years of Perry's!

Thank You for the 95 Years of Perry’s!

This week our Perry’s Ice Cream family celebrates 95 years of craftsmanship and service, and 95 years of community support – there certainly would not be Perry’s Ice Cream today if generation after generation of Western New Yorkers and Northern Pennsylvanians wouldn’t have chosen Perry’s as their preferred brand of ice cream.

During this special celebratory week we are remembering our heritage through a special photo gallery that will take you to to certain milestones in our 95 year history.

You also have a chance to win some Perry’s with one condition – you must demonstrate your Perry’s Ice Cream knowledge. We are posting a question a day on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and every correct comment gives you a chance to win. The more answers you guess correctly, the more chances you have to win, with the top award being the special prize of one year’s supply of Perry’s.

More than anything this week we would like to thank you – our consumers and customers – for making the 95 years possible. With a great team here are Perry’s, who helped us along the way, we are gearing up for at least another 95 years!

Please join us in this celebration though the above activities and good luck with the trivia!


Perry’s Ice Cream Celebrates 95 Years with Limited Edition Anniversary Flavor

October 1st, 2013

Perry's Ice Cream 95th Anniversary Logo

Introducing the WNY Favorite, Sponge Candy Ice Cream to Retail

Akron, N.Y. – October 1, 2013 – In honor of its 95th year in business, Perry’s Ice Cream is celebrating with the release of a limited edition anniversary flavor fitting of its hometown in Western New York, Sponge Candy.

Sponge Candy is caramel sugar flavored ice cream with caramelized sugar swirls and sponge candy pieces.  Similar to the chicken wing, sponge candy has a cult-like following among Buffalonians. “This summer we introduced Sponge Candy at our ice cream stands and the consumer response has been tremendous,” said Bob Denning, president and chief executive officer. “When we began discussing a 95th flavor, Sponge Candy was the top choice to honor both four generations of ice cream craftsmanship and our community that has supported us for almost a century.”

Perry's Ice Cream Limited Edition 95th Anniversary Sponge Candy

Perry’s humble beginnings date back to 1918, a time when H. Morton Perry, a broom maker by trade, seized his American dream by purchasing a horse-drawn milk route in the village of Akron.  On his first day of business, Morton delivered 29 gallons of farm fresh milk to the homes of his new customers.

During the Great Depression, Morton was asked by the cafeteria manager at Akron Central School to supply ice cream to the children as a treat. Morton responded with his usual eagerness and entrepreneurial spirit.  The first batch of Perry’s Ice Cream was cooked on the kitchen stove using his mother’s family recipe.  Morton, with the help of his 17 year-old son Marlo, would freeze the mix in a hand-churned ice and salt freezer. Marlo would deliver it when he went to school the next day.

“You never know until after it happens, that moment that will create your legacy,” said Brian Perry, executive vice president, vice chair and fourth generation Perry family member.  “For my great-grandfather that moment there at the kitchen stove would come to define who we are, even in today’s fast paced business world. He is known for saying “make sure we put enough of the ‘good’ stuff” in our products.  95 years later, that is still our company and my family’s promise for everything we do.”

As demand grew, Morton applied the same principles that made his milk sales successful.  He increased his production capacity from the two gallon hand-churned freezer to an electric five gallon batch freezer and began to deliver ice cream to local stores, restaurants and schools, offering exceptional service.

Today, Perry’s is one of the largest ice cream producers in New York State, led by the fourth generation of the Perry family. With over 330 associates they make approximately 500 different items totaling over 12 million gallons per year. Perry’s matchless products, based on the family recipe from H. Morton Perry’s mother, are still made the old-fashioned way – slow cooked to creamy perfection.  Fresh local dairy products and the finest ingredients are sourced for all Perry’s Ice Cream products.

Sponge Candy is now available in your grocer’s freezer section in locations across New York State, Western Pennsylvania, Northeastern Ohio, Vermont and Virginia.

Perry’s is offering a $1.00 off any 1.50 qts. retail carton via their Facebook page.  Click the link here ( to access the coupon.

About Perry’s Ice Cream

Perry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry and headquartered in Western New York, is a family-owned and operated fourth generation ice cream manufacturer with over 330 employees.  Perry’s Ice Cream is proudly made the old-fashioned way, crafted one batch at a time and slow cooked for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste.  For additional information about Perry’s Ice Cream, visit: or @perrysicecream via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

Perry’s Guide to Red, White & Blue Desserts

July 3rd, 2013

Your 4th of July picnic is fast approaching, and you still don’t know what are you serving for dessert? May we suggest a few options.

You will quickly notice that our suggestions are on the chilly side, naturally. We also try to handpick the recipes that don’t require much time to prepare, yet will still delight your guests with their “almost home made” quality.

Our newest addition to the recipe family is Perry’s Ice Cream Sandwich Cake.

You will need:

  • Perry’s Ice Cream Sandwiches (12 Sandwiches)
  • 8 oz. Whipped Topping
  • 1 jar Hot Fudge or Caramel Sauce for topping
  • ¼ cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)


Line a square cake pan (or glass pan to see the layers) with one layer of Perry’s Ice Cream Sandwiches. Cut sandwiches to fit snugly into corners. Layer with hot fudge or caramel sauce.  Hot fudge will freeze better, while caramel sauce can remain runny even after freezing.  Add second layer of Perry’s Ice Cream Sandwiches. Spread top with softened frozen whipped topping. Place in freezer. Just before serving, top with optional Maraschino cherries and chopped nuts if desired.

Another one of our favorite recipes for your red, white and blue occasion! Follow these visual steps for our 4th of July Ice Cream Cake and get the recipe here.


One more suggestion for a speedy, festive homemade Independence Day dessert: Red, White and Blue Parfait (click this LINK for the recipe details).


For more options, visit our 4th of July board – we’ve collected a few more recipes to inspire your holiday desserts:

You will find the links to all of the recipes HERE.

Additional unlimited inspiration lives on our Pinterest page.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Let us know how your desserts turned out!