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

October 1st, 2013

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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 (http://a.pgtb.me/lmjj9j) 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:  www.PerrysIceCream.com 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)

Directions:

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!

 

Perry’s Ice Cream is Plunging into Summer!

June 3rd, 2013

We know it hasn’t started officially, but we can’t wait!

Today we begin 95 days of celebrating summer and all its fun, silly and warm weather loving moments.  Let’s celebrate together, the only way we feel is best, with ice cream, of course!  Starting today for the next 95 days we will name a Perry’s flavor a day…without repeat!  Think we aren’t up to the challenge? Just watch!

95 days is no accident, of course.  Perry’s Ice Cream is turning 95 this year!  Way back in 1918, Perry’s began with a hope and a dream by founder, H. Morton Perry.  Today the company is still family owned by the 4th generation of the Perry family.  Perry’s is a true testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of America, only 2% of privately owned businesses make it to the 4th generation. We consider 95 years as a true testament to our great people and products.  Want to know more about our story?  Click HERE.

Let the 95 Days of Summer begin! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for your Perry’s flavor of the day.

Lactose Intolerant Perry’s Ice Cream Veteran Finally Gets To Enjoy His Ice Cream

April 30th, 2013

Perry’s Ice Cream Introduces Lactose Free Vanilla Ice Cream

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Akron, N.Y. – April 30, 2013 – Imagine working for an ice cream company for the better part of your life and never being able to enjoy a cone or dish without discomfort.  John Rogers, direct store delivery leader with 40 years of service at Perry’s has struggled with lactose intolerance for the past 30 years.  “I love ice cream, the problem is, ice cream doesn’t love me, “said Rogers.

Rogers is among the estimated 30 to 50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant, according to the National Dairy Council.  Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk-derived dairy products.  Lactose intolerant individuals have insufficient levels of the lactase enzyme that changes lactose into glucose and galactose in their digestive system.  Additionally, a survey of 400 Perry’s consumers revealed that 19% of respondents are either lactose intolerant or have a family member who is.  54% of these respondents are interested in Lactose-Free products.

Perry’s Premium Lactose Free Vanilla ice cream assures no compromise in taste, what sets the product apart from regular Premium Vanilla is the absence of lactose.  After the mix is created, Perry’s adds a lactase enzyme that breaks down the lactose over 48 hours.  The product boasts the flavor and creaminess you expect from Perry’s.

Rogers is extremely pleased that Perry’s has launched a product that fits his health needs, similar to Perry’s No Sugar Added line for those who are diabetic or need to reduce their sugar intake. He is typically reluctant to switch his favorite dairy products to lactose free for fear of compromised flavor and quality.  However, Rogers’ reaction to sampling the product is simple, “Whoa, I can’t believe it’s this good!”

For more on John Rogers’ story, visit:  http://youtu.be/4Ydj0EyVZD0 for his video testimonial.

Consumers can scoop up Lactose Free Vanilla at independent ice cream stands and retail locations across New York State, Western Pennsylvania, Northeastern Ohio, Vermont and Virginia.

In addition to Lactose Free Vanilla, Perry’s has introduced four new flavors exclusively for ice cream stand locations and two new retail products:

2013 New Ice Cream Stand Flavors: 

Movie Time, Oh My, Cherry Pie!, Queen of Hearts and Sponge Candy

2013 New Retail Products: 

All Natural Black Cherry and 6-pack Party Sandwiches

For more information on these flavors, visit:  perrysicecream.com/products

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 350 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:  www.PerrysIceCream.com.

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Source:

National Dairy Council:

http://www.nationaldairycouncil.org/EducationMaterials/HealthProfessionalsEducationKits/Pages/LactoseIntoleranceAndDairy.aspx