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“Great ice cream, unique flavors”
Review of The Purple Door

The Purple Door
Ranked #2 of 24 Dessert in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Yummy ice cream. There were people coming in the whole time we were there. The girls behind the counter were very nice and friendly and offered samples of whatever you wanted to try. I tried the Garlic Ice Cream. It was ok, a bit weird for me. They had some regular flavors and some unique flavors such as Garam Masala, Whiskey, Ginger, Juniper Berry and Lime. My husband got a sundae with the Whiskey and Salted Caramel and it was very good. They rotate the flavors throughout the year so they will change sometimes. Cute little place. Not exactly cheap but it is worth it. You can view a list of flavors on their website.
You can watch ice cream being made from the 2nd Street production window.

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

I read the story about how The Purple Door was started by locals who made their ice cream "habit" into a business. Well a year after I read about it I actually went there with my family. Except for a couple of gelato places elsewhere on the planet this is by far the best ice cream I've tasted. Especially yummy the cardamom lemon ice cream. My daughter and I split their sampler and there was not a bad one in the group. The staff was very nice and it was a perfect stop to a perfect day!!

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Purple Door ice cream has always been quite good. We had it back when they had space in the Clock Shadow cheese facility. But now that they have their own storefront on a busy corner, wow! It's such a nice place, pleasant to spend time in, bright and welcoming. And of course the ice cream is still fantastic. The flavors are varied, from what you might expect (vanilla bean) to the very different (whiskey), and all that I've tried are really good. The waffle cones are worth the extra money. This place is not inexpensive, but life is too short for cheap, mass-produced ice cream. It's worth the trip.

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Thank Christine M
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

We've eaten Purple Door ice cream when it was in the Clock Shadow Creamery. It's moved to its own location and re-opened on April 1. This weekend we finally had a chance to visit and check out the space and flavors.

Every flavor is amazing, not to mention alot of them are unique: Brand Old Fashioned, Raspberry Green Tea, Lemon Cardamom. What makes them even better is that this is a community-committed company, so they not only make the ice cream with local ingredients, but also give-back with their programs.

My husband and I think the Salted Caramel is the best ice cream we've ever eaten. Period.

Give it a try when you're in Milwaukee. But be prepared for lines! It's a neighborhood gem.

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Reviewed January 12, 2016
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