Melting our hearts one scoop at a time, these little places of heaven are serving up delectable cold treats from the simplest of flavors to the unusual. Are you a vanilla or chocolate person? Do you like toppings? These six places are bound to have the perfect option for you. Enjoy all of the custard, ice cream, gelato, and sorbet while you can before Wisconsin turns us into popsicles!
234 West Main Street, Waukesha
Coined the “sweetest spot” in downtown Waukesha, Allô! Chocolat not only satisfies your sweet tooth by way of chocolate (truffles, cake pops, barks, bars, and more) but offers a limited and changing selection of ice cream! You can play safe with old fashioned vanilla or get out of your comfort zone with the ‘Exhausted Parent’ which is bourbon-spiked espresso ice cream with chocolate chunks! Kids seem to flock towards the ‘Superman’ with its colorful presentation.
Bubba’s Frozen Custard
1276 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee
This vintage eatery offers traditional fare such as burgers, Chicago-style hot dogs and the star of this show, frozen custard! Custard cakes, sundaes, fountain treats, and even an opportunity to join their Custard Club. There’s no doubt you’ll get your fix. An ever-changing special flavor of the day gives you even more incentive to check out this fun, quirky spot.
227 West Main Street, Waukesha
A family-operated local chain, Divino Gelato dishes up artisanal gelato & sorbetto in a wide variety of flavors – 250 rotating flavors to be exact. The Waukesha location is home to 40 revolving flavors in their case, including bubble teas and macarons. So whether you are looking for something more indulgent or fruity and light, Divino is your one-stop shop for both.
Oscar's Frozen Custard
21165 East Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha
Oscar’s Frozen Custard and sandwiches…claiming to have THE best custard in Wisconsin. But we will let you be the judge. At Oscars, you have the option of tried and true vanilla, good ole’ chocolate, or the special flavor of the day which can be anything from Butter Pecan to Grasshopper Pie. Which will you choose?
The Chocolate Factory
2120 E Moreland Blvd #J, Waukesha
161 W Wisconsin Ave #1b, Pewaukee
Not one but two locations – a double scoop slam dunk! In their own words, The Chocolate Factory claims they are “anything but vanilla”. Wisconsin-made creamy ice cream (not custard) with “bursts of berries, gobs of nutty goodness, ribbons of sweetness, and oodles of originality”.