Syracuse Athletics Ice Cream Flavor Developed by Syracuse University Alumna Now Available in Grocery Stores

February 27, 2014



Eva Balazs

Perry’s Ice Cream


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Otto's Cupcake


Syracuse Athletics Ice Cream Flavor Developed by Syracuse University Alumna Now Available in Grocery Stores

Perry’s Ice Cream Introduces Otto’s Cupcake


Akron, N.Y. – January 20, 2014 – The wait is over! Otto’s Cupcake Ice Cream is now also available in Tops Markets and soon to come to other grocery stores selling Perry’s Ice Cream. This flavor was launched last fall, and was available only at the Syracuse University Dome and at the few ice cream stands that are open during the winter months.

The flavor named after the S.U. team mascot, Otto, was developed by Eilish Mitchell ‘12, Syracuse University graduate who works for Perry’s Ice Cream in the Quality Assurance and Research & Development Department. Avid supporter of the Orange, Eilish was thrilled when she heard that there was a need to develop a flavor for S.U. Athletics. “I knew that the flavor would have to have orange in it, but orange ice cream isn’t really a popular flavor,” says Mitchell. She tried and tried, and finally, she struck gold: “Chocolate cupcakes with orange frosting!” The flavor got team buy-in really quickly and will now be enjoyed by Orange fans everywhere Perry’s Ice Cream is sold.

This chocolate cupcake ice cream with orange colored frosting swirls and chocolate cupcake pieces not only delights all your senses, but it is also proof of the Perry family’s long-standing commitment to supporting college sports and the communities it serves. The product boasts the flavor and creaminess you expect from Perry’s and was very well received by S.U. fans and consumers alike. Through its affiliation with Syracuse University Athletics, Tops Markets is the first grocery chain to carry Otto’s Cupcake, with other fine retailers such as Wegmans, Price Chopper, and Olean Wholesale following suit shortly thereafter.

For more on Eilish Mitchell’s story, visit:

Consumers can scoop up Otto’s Cupcake at the S.U. Carrier Dome, independent ice cream stands, and retail locations across New York State, Western Pennsylvania, Northeastern Ohio, Vermont and Virginia.

In addition to Otto’s Cupcake, Perry’s has introduced a few new flavors, with more to come as the new season kicks off:

2013/14 New Ice Cream Stand Flavors: 

True to the Blue (in conjunction with U.B. Athletics)

2014 New Retail Products: 

French Roast Coffee and All Natural Dark Chocolate

For more information on all Perry’s flavors, visit:

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 

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  • Susan Roy says:

    Birthday bash is an exceptional ice cream, but really needs alot more blue ribbon icing in it. That and the candy bits set the ice cream apart!… More blue, please!

    • Perry's Ice Cream says:


      Thank you for reaching out to us about our Birthday Bash flavor. Your request has been heard, we will pass it along to our team!