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Purple Door Ice Cream

Purple Door Ice Cream Review

Ice cream dreams come true at this local small-batch scoop shop in the carbon-neutral Fix Building. Owner Lauren Schultz and her husband Steve run the business, making silky, rich artisan ice cream by hand, using local ingredients whenever possible. They create mouthwatering flavors such as salted caramel, green tea and bacon. Feel less guilty about the creamy calories knowing that the milk comes from Wisconsin cows, and a portion of profits helps provide milk to Milwaukee homeless shelters.

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  • Address: 538 S. Second St., Walker's Point, Milwaukee, 53204
  • Phone: 414/231–3979
  • Hours: Open Tues.-Thurs. 10-6; Fri. and Sat. 10-8; Sun. 12-4; closed Mon.
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  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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