Destination-Worthy Milkshakes: Fall Flavors at Babe's Ice Cream in Milwaukee

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[Photographs: Lacey Muszynski]

I love fall flavors, and here in Milwaukee, it's gotten downright chilly in the last two weeks. That's all the reason I need to start eating as many apple- and pumpkin-flavored foods as I can. Lucky for me, Babe's Ice Cream in Bayview has started carrying their seasonal flavors, including caramel apple pie and pumpkin.

The ice cream at Babe's is made by Chocolate Shoppe, a Madison-based company that's been around since 1962. It's classified as super premium with a negligible 35 percent overrun and 14 percent butterfat. The richness carries through into their shakes—these are some of the smoothest, richest, most luxurious shakes I've had.

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The caramel apple pie has a light cinnamon base with swirls of caramel and apple. It makes for a chunky shake but the extra-wide straws at Babe's mean that nothing gets stuck. This milkshake tastes more like an apple-studded cinnamon cake than something made predominantly with apples, but that's not really a complaint.

The pumpkin shake is a mellow orange color, it packs a punch of cinnamon and cloves. It's one of the more assertive and spicy pumpkin ice creams I've had, and it makes a wonderful, creamy and flavorful shake, perfect for celebrating this cooler season.

Babe's Ice Cream

2264 S Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207 (map)
414-482-4000; babesicecream.com

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