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Babcock is getting SWEETER!

Starting October 11th, Babcock Dairy Store will be carrying Miggy’s Bakes bakery items! The following items will be for sale: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Cookies, Cookies + Cream Cookies, Brownies, Cookie Dough Brownies, and Cookie Cups! Stop by before it is too late to try these delicious treats!

October’s Flavor of the Month!

Happy October! Babcock Dairy Hall’s flavor of the month is Orange Custard Chocolate Chip! The creamy orange flavored custard with chocolate flakes is a fan favorite! Stop by Babcock Dairy Hall Store to try this delicious treat! Orange Custard


Welcome back to campus!!

Welcome back to campus!! We are so excited to see students and staff back at Babcock Hall Dairy Store. Although move-in can be hectic and stressful we’ve got the scoop on all the best Babcock flavors to enjoy during a break! In fact, from August 30-September 2 we will be offering the following deal:

Enjoy 15% off of all pick up orders placed online with coupon code MOVEIN15

Babcock Hall Dairy Store receives Recommendation badge by Restaurant Guru

Babcock Hall Dairy Store has been awarded a Recommendation badge by Restaurant Guru based on customer reviews! We want to thank our customers for their continued support over the years as well as our employees that go above and beyond in service!


Bird's eye view of the dairy plant ice cream machineDairy Plant Renovation

After over 60 years, the Dairy Plant will finally be receiving a much needed renovation. Our dairy plant has officially shut down and ceased production as of late September, but have no fear! Our ice cream will be made in Chocolate Shoppe’s facilities as a co-packer, and it will continue to be sold in our store and other locations. Our store hours will NOT be affected by this construction. We are very excited about this renovation and we hope you are too!

Award winning Gouda

Overall Grand Champion Gouda

We are so proud of our wonderful cheesemakers here at Babcock! At the end of August, Babcock Hall Dairy’s Gouda cheese wheel was awarded the title of Overall Grand Champion at the World Dairy Expo. With a record 1,536 entries across all categories, this year’s event was extremely successful and competitive. The cheese was judged by 50 highly-trained sensory experts, and it scored a perfect 100. Stop by the store to give it a taste yourself!

Best of Madison silver winner logoBest of Madison 2020

Thank you for voting for us in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison 2019! Your support means everything to us here at Babcock. Thanks to you, we were awarded with silver in the ice cream/custard/gelato category! Voting for the 2020 year is now open, so make sure to nominate and vote for us in best ice cream/custard/gelato and best cheese producer! Click here to vote!

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Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison

Best of Madison 2019

Madison Magazine holds a competition every year where the community gets to vote on the best places of Madison. This year, Babcock has been nominated for Best Ice Cream in Madison 2019! We’re up against five other ice cream/custard/gelato places, show your love for Babcock ice cream by voting for us here!

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Babcock is on EatStreet

Babcock Dairy Store is now on the popular food delivery site, EatStreet. Order your favorite breakfast and lunch deli options and have them delivered right to your doorstep! Click here to order.

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Award-winning Gouda cheese


1st Place Gouda

Our wonderful master cheesemaker, Gary Grossen, produced an award-winning cheese for the Wisconsin State Fair cheese contest! Our Gouda took 1st place in the semi-soft cheese category and our Fontina took 5th place in the same category. Both cheeses received scores of over a 99 out of 100!

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MGE’s peregrine falcons 2018

MGE Falcon’s Named After Babcock Flavors

On June 12th, 2018, Babcock was honored to attend the banding ceremony of the four newest peregrine falcons to hatch from MGE’s nesting box. The box was installed in 1999, but remained untouched until 2009. Since then, the box has been nested in every year, producing a current total of 39 chicks. The chicks are tagged a few weeks after hatching, so they can be tracked after they depart. One Wisconsin falcon has been tracked as far as Venezuela. Having hatched in late May, this batch of chicks were banded this day and named after famous Babcock flavors — Crazylegs, Neutrino (after Blue Neutrino), Berry (after Berry Alvarez) and, of course, Babcock. Keep an eye on our flying friends with MGE’s live falcon cam.

Click here to view the live falcon cam  (Live stream now features a new set of chicks)