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Best Ice Cream Shops in Madison

Barrington Place Apartments, Madison, WI  Ice cream is the perfect summer treat! Make a visit to one of these ice cream shops right here in Madison, WI for a creamy frozen treat or make your own ice cream at your apartment.

Ice cream is the perfect treat to enjoy on a warm summer day. Luckily, there are several great ice cream shops right here in Madison, WI! In today’s Barrington Place Apartments Blog post, we are highlighting a few great ice cream shops in the area. Make a visit to one of these shops and discover your new favorite flavor. We will also be sharing a few homemade ice cream recipes that you can easily make in your apartment without the need for an ice cream machine.


Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream (14 mins away)

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream has been making super-premium ice cream batch by batch since 1962. Originally, they began with just 19 homemade flavors, but since they have grown and expanded to 100 flavors with multiple locations in Madison, one in Fitchburg, and one coming soon to Middleton, WI. Try one of their unique flavors like root beer float, lemon meringue, or black licorice.


Babcock Hall Dairy Store (23 mins away)

Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant and Dairy Store help support the University of Wisconsin Food Science Department’s mission of research, teaching, and outreach. They serve breakfast and lunch, as well as high-quality dairy products including award-winning cheese, milk, and ice cream. Try one of their 22 constantly changing flavors.


La Michoacana (24 mins away)

All the ice cream here is homemade on-site. You will find 30+ ice cream flavors, 40+ popsicle flavors, fruit drinks, nachos, snacks, and more. Stop in for a refreshing summer drink, frozen treat, or a bite to eat. You’ll love the inviting atmosphere and brightly colored walls!


Of course, you could also stay inside your apartment and make your own ice cream as well! Try out one of the recipes below for a tasty homemade treat.


Easy No-Churn Oreo Ice Cream

This recipe comes from Southern Bite and is perfect for cookies ‘n’ cream lovers! All you will need is heavy whipping cream, a can of sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and coarsely crushed Oreo cookies. Mix it up, let it freeze for at least 4 hours, scoop, and enjoy!


Easy Blackberry Ice Cream

This recipe comes from The View from Great Island and is incredibly simple to make. Use fresh blackberries, milk, sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract to make this perfect-for-summer recipe. No ice cream machine needed.


What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Let us know in the comments and share any of your favorite homemade ice cream recipes as well. Have a great summer here in Madison, WI!