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Happy National Ice Cream Month!

It’s our favorite month of the year – National Ice Cream Month is here! Each year we raise a cone to celebrate our favorite treat in the entire world: ice cream!  

The Scoop on National Ice Cream Month

Ice cream plays a big part in life’s moments; it brings people together, softens sadness on a bad day, and is a staple for celebrations with family and friends. Did you know that, on average, Americans consume about 23 gallons of ice cream each year? That’s a heaping helping (and we are so here for it). It’s no surprise that ice cream consumption peaks during the month of July, which is why President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month back in 1984. And since a month just wasn’t enough to celebrate ice cream, there’s also a National Ice Cream Day, which falls annually on the third Sunday in July – this year that’s July 16th

How We’re Celebrating National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month is like Christmas for us at Perry’s Ice Cream (Christmas in July anyone?), so we’re ready to celebrate all month long! Check out how we’re celebrating below.

Rep your favorite ice cream brand all summer long  

What better way to stay cozy on a cool summer night than with a Perry’s Ice Cream hoodie? Brand new and just in time for National Ice Cream month, Perry’s hoodies are now available for purchase on Shop Perry’s!  

Celebrate with Perry’s shipped directly to your home!

Have any flavor your heart (and stomach!) desires delivered right to your door. That’s right—even your favorite scoop shop exclusive flavors are available for purchase on Shop Perry’s! Throughout the month of July, you can get $10 off your Shop Perry’s ice cream purchase by using the code ICECREAM at checkout!* 

*Offer only valid on ice cream purchases. Offer does not include merchandise. 

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Head to your favorite scoop shop!

One of our favorite ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Month is to visit local ice cream stands! Did you know that we have 80 different scoop shop flavors? Chances are you haven’t tried them all just yet, but National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to try some new flavors!

All these different scoop shop flavors can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, check out our summer guide to scoop shop flavors to help you get started!

Free ice cream anyone?

It wouldn’t be a National Ice Cream Month celebration without a chance to win free ice cream, right?! Enter for a chance to win the ultimate summer giveaway from Perry’s! Here’s what you’ll get:

  • FREE ice cream (of course!)
  • Perry’s swag
  • 1 pint cooler
  • 1 ice cream sandwich pool float

Enter by 7/31/23 for your chance to win! 

Perry’s x ConnectLife’s Pint for Pint program is back!  

Giving back? Now that’s the Good Stuff! Donate blood at any ConnectLife blood drive during the month of July and receive a coupon for a free pint of Perry’s Ice Cream!  

All of the blood that ConnectLife collects stays local, helping nearly every hospital in Western New York’s eight counties maintain safe inventory. What’s even sweeter? Every pint of blood donated saves the lives of three of our neighbors. With several donation centers around WNY, donating is easy! Just follow the button below to schedule your donation and get your free pint of Perry’s Ice Cream. 

Try July’s Featured Flavor 

Feeling adventurous? Try this month’s Featured Flavor—Coffee & Donuts! This coffee ice cream is bursting with vanilla swirls and donut pieces.

Get social for more chances to win sweet stuff 

For more giveaway announcements, be sure to follow us Facebook and Instagram! We’re also on TikTok and Twitter too sharing all things ice cream. See you there!   

Happy National Ice Cream Month!

Contributors: Gabriel Cox & Kristin Rozewski