Milwaukee’s Best Ice Cream and Frozen Custard

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Summer is on the way! That means plenty of frozen sweet treats are just waiting to tempt our taste buds, and why not try them all? Check out our delicious recommendations for Milwaukee’s best ice cream and frozen custard shops. If you have a favorite Milwaukee ice cream and frozen custard spot that we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments section!
 
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Milwaukee’s Best Ice Cream and Frozen Custard Shops

LeDuc’s Frozen Custard
240 W. Summit Ave., Wales / (262) 968-2894
Choose from three fresh custard flavors daily: vanilla, chocolate, and a flavor-of-the-day.

Leon’s Frozen Custard
3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee / (414) 383-1784
The iconic custard stand visited by celebrities and Milwaukeeans for decades, this one is a can’t miss! Family owned and operated since 1942.

Georgie Porgie’s
9555 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek / (414) 571-9889
5502 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant / (262) 635-5030
Stop in at Georgie Porgie’s for burgers, frozen custard or even the sundae of the month!

The Chocolate Factory
With eight locations in Wisconsin, the Chocolate Factory offers sub sandwiches, salads and sundaes with all the fixings.

Bubba’s Frozen Custard
1276 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee / (262) 695-8189
Fresh frozen custard, hot dogs with all the fixin’s, cheese curds, burgers…Bubba’s brings the best of Wisconsin under one roof!

Oscar’s Frozen Custard
Now with three locations — Waukesha, Franklin and Milwaukee — fans of Oscar’s come back again and again not only for the fun flavor of the day but for the char-broiled burgers, shakes, and sundae of the month!

Gilles Frozen Custard
7515 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee / (414) 453-4875
Grab a frozen treat at Milwaukee’s oldest custard stand, operating since 1938. In addition to custard and ice cream, a full menu including sandwiches, soups and sodas/floats is available.

Babe’s Ice Cream
2264 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee / (414) 482-4000
Fabulous ice cream shop in Bay View featuring Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and even featuring Vegan options!

Kopp’s Frozen Custard
With three locations in Brookfield, Glendale and Greenfield, Kopp’s is a reliable local source for delicious custard. At Kopp’s, you’ll find chocolate and vanilla custard daily, along with a special flavor of the day.

Culver’s
Another popular local stand-by, Culver’s has locations throughout Wisconsin and features fresh frozen custard along with its famous Butterburger.

John’s Drive In
1317 Arcadian Ave., Waukesha / (262) 542-2842
Also known as John’s Rootbeer, this establishment has been around since 1937, serving up hot dogs, floats and a variety of ice cream to tempt your sweet tooth.

Osgood’s
11530 W Burleigh St, Wauwatosa / (414) 988-6044
A fresh take on the classic hot dog stand, this joint in the Mayfair Collection features not just decadent frozen custard!

Wayne’s Drive-In
1331 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg / (262) 375-9999
Burgers, fries & other American favorites served in 1950s-style digs with counter & outdoor seating.

Lee’s Dairy Treat
14040 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield / (262) 782-6680
At Lee’s, you’ll find its popular soft serve ice cream, along with shakes, malts, sundaes, and a variety of sandwiches and sides.

Indulgence Chocolatiers
6538 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa / (414) 323-4200
4525 N. Oakland Avenue, Shorewood / (414) 332-2749                                   Handcrafted chocolate confections pair deliciously with ice cream at this shop’s Wauwatosa and Shorewood locations.

Purple Door Ice Cream(Retail Scoop Shop in Walker’s Point)
205 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee  / (414) 988-2521
The scoop shop offers 20 different flavors of premium artisan ice cream. Enjoy as a scoop, shake, or sundae, or grab an ice cream sandwich, pop or cake to take home and savor later.

Niemann’s Candies & Ice Cream
7475 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa / (414) 774-4940
Niemann’s has created homemade candy and ice cream since 1919. Try the chocolate marshmallow ice cream, which features homemade marshmallow creme!

Ferch’s Malt Shoppe and Grille
5636 Broad St., Greendale, WI /(414) 423-1414
Grant Park Beach location – open daily from Memorial Day – Mid-September (weather permitting)
This shop has an old-fashioned soda shop theme at their original location in Greendale. You can grab burgers, fries, and a scoop of your fave custard while listening to oldies on the juke box. During the summer months, get your custard fix on the beach at Grant Park. Lake + Custard = perfection!

Out and Out Custard
W61 N305 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI / 262.377.5515
And last but not least, head north to Out and Out for custard along with a bite to eat from their large menu. Create your own flavor or choose one of their home-spun custard malts!

Scratch Ice Cream
Crossroads Collective, 1218 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, WI / 414-704-8874              Zocalo Food Truck Park, 636 S. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI                                       Started to “create the best ice cream ever,” Scratch Ice Cream uses fresh ingredients in its small batches.

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Gelato

While not ice cream or frozen custard, gelato definitely makes a strong showing in the Milwaukee area and has tons of devoted fans! This traditional Italian treat is lower in fat than most ice creams, but the smooth texture and decadent flavor is amazing!

Cold Spoons Gelato
5924 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee / (414) 727-9457
Cold Spoons makes its own gelato on site, with 24 rotating flavors to choose from.

Divino Gelato
227 West Main St., Waukesha / (262) 446-9490
245 Main St., Racine / (262) 672-4755
In addition to the above cafe locations, you can find this authentic artisan gelato at the Brookfield Square Food Court and in Mayfair Mall.

We’re ready to eat at ALL Milwaukee’s best ice cream and frozen custard shops this year! Which one is your fave??

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