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Babcock Hall Dairy Store

In a word: Collegiate ice cream that does WI proud.

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JM ate the a double scoop of the cookies and cream in a waffle cone.
Nichole ate a single scoop of the coffee truffle in a sugar cone.
The bill was $5, or $2,50/person, plus tip.
JM gave the Babcock Dairy Hall Store a B; Nichole gave the Babcock Dairy Hall Store an A- (see our grading rubric).

The Babcock Hall Dairy Store is a congenial meeting place for wholesome UW students and faculty. We even ran into a friend who admitted that the store's location between his office and his parking spot was too often a temptation.

There were signs informing us precisely how much ice cream was in each of our treats - and though we appreciated the fact that our scientific curiosity had been slaked, knowing we had just over a pint between us was unsettling. But by that point we risked dripping, so we soldiered on.

Nichole would put Babcock Hall ice cream above Coldstone but below Chocolate Shoppe. JM would put both above Babcock.  Which is not to say we wouldn't go again.


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I agree, above Cold Stone and below Chocolate Shoppe. Couldn't be better compared. The best part about Babcock is that it's always so fresh that it's likely that the ice cream you eat wasn't produced more than a week before consumption. Because it's made by students, though, sometimes the balance of flavor can be slightly off (too much salt, not enough sugar, etc).

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