Perry’s is a proud sponsor of the Rochester Americans’ game on October 9th at Blue Cross Arena. To celebrate, we’ll be scooping free samples of our new Gingerbread Cookie – and we want you to join us! We’re giving away tickets to the game to four lucky winners. To enter, comment on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts between October 1st and 3rd. Each comment will count as one entry towards the sweepstakes.
Score tickets to the Rochester Americans
October 1st, 2015
Fall Flavor Sweepstakes
September 23rd, 2015
Now that school is back in session and the nights are getting cool, it’s time to start thinking about your spiced, fall favorites. To combat these cravings, we’ve launched our newest seasonal flavor, Gingerbread Cookie! This gingerbread cookie flavored ice cream, decorated with white icing swirls and pieces of gingerbread cookie dough, is now available in stores!
In addition to this traditional delight, we are also bringing back our popular Pumpkin Pie flavor, just in time for fall! Our tasty pumpkin spiced ice cream with swirls of rich whipped cream and buttery pie crust pieces is the perfect holiday dessert, minus the baking!
Excited to try our seasonal flavors? Two lucky winners will receive a home delivery of both! We will be asking questions on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from September 24th through the 28th. Each comment on these posts will count as one entry towards the sweepstakes. Two winners will be announced on September 29th.
Score Syracuse Orange football tickets
August 27th, 2015
We are giving away tickets to Syracuse Athletics’ Football Season Home Opener at the Carrier Dome! Three lucky winners will receive four tickets to the game on Friday, September 4th against Rhode Island as well as the pre-game hospitality party.
Between August 27th and 30th, we’ll be sharing Syracuse Athletics’ posts on our Facebook and Instagram. Each comment on the photos will count as one entry towards the sweepstakes. On August 31st, three winners (two from Facebook and one from Instagram) will be randomly selected and announced.
Good luck and GO CUSE!
5th Gen’s Day on the Production Floor
August 24th, 2015
To go on Perry’s production floor you have to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. You also have to wear personal protective equipment such as eye goggles, hair nets, lab coats and ear plugs. We started off in our 40-degree room or the dry warehouse where our ingredients are stored until they are taken out to the production floor. We take care when stacking different types of raw ingredients, to prevent any cross-contamination.
Each morning we receive fresh milk and cream from local farms, in our receiving dock. Samples of the daily dairy are taken into the lab to be tested for quality. Once the milk has been approved by the lab it is held in storage tanks before it goes to the kettles. Each kettle holds 600 gallons of ice cream mix and is basically used the same way as our great-great-grandfather Morton cooked it on his kitchen stove.
After achieving the creamy taste only slow-cooking can provide, the base mix is pumped into holding tanks where it is held until needed in one of our delicious flavors. It does not sit for long, we typically turn the fresh milk and cream into ice cream within 48 hours.
Next, it is pumped into flavor vats where different flavors are added to the base mix. It is then pumped through a continuous freezer where it is slightly frozen and all the “good stuff” is added. From there it is either filled into containers or novelty items such as fudgie bars and gets sent to the freezer. Each year Perry’s produces over 12 million gallons of ice cream.