Babcock Hall Dairy Store / Babcock Ice Cream Shop
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. football Saturdays, except for night games)
126 Babcock Hall
1605 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Babcock Hall Dairy Store offers a variety of packaged dairy products including ice cream, cheese and milk which is made right in the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant. The Dairy Store includes a fountain with roughly 15 Babcock Ice Cream flavors--regular, and monthly features--which are available for sundaes, shakes and ice cream cones. The Dairy Store also offers a lunch menu, including sandwiches, salads and soup.
Metered parking is available west of the building and there is 15 minute parking available on Linden Drive. Please call for information about ordering cheese gift boxes and other various catalog items.
An observation deck is available to view ice cream, cheese and milk production in the Dairy Plant. This is a self-guided tour,with a video presentation available. Best viewing time is weekday mornings.
Guided tours can be scheduled in advance through the website
Babcock ice cream can also be purchased in bulk at the Badger Market located in Union South as well as at the Fresh Madison Market Grocery Store.