13 Custom Confections

Illustration of an ice cream cone with several multi-colored scoops of ice cream stacked on top.

Danielle Lawry

The Babcock Hall Dairy Plant makes special ice cream flavors to honor notable Badger people and events, and we think their creativity is pretty sweet. Here is a partial list of some of the dairy’s commemorative concoctions.

Alumni Park After Dark: Chocolate ice cream with caramel swirl and white chocolate chips; created in honor of Alumni Park’s grand opening this past October

Bec–Key Lime Pie: A Key lime–flavored ice cream with a graham-cracker ribbon; named after UW–Madison chancellor Rebecca Blank

Berry Alvarez: A berry-flavored ice cream with strawberries, raspberries, and a blueberry ribbon; named after Barry Alvarez, the former Badger football coach and current director of the UW athletic department

Berry Proud Parent: Vanilla ice cream with raspberries and chocolate chips; created at the request of the Parent Program in appreciation of UW parents

Cherrity: Black-cherry ice cream made with Door County cherries and chocolate fudge swirls; created to help kick off the university’s charity (get it?) 2016 Partners in Giving campaign

Chocolate Chryst: Chocolate ice cream with Rice Krispie pieces and a cream cheese swirl; named after Badger head football coach Paul Chryst ’88

Crazy Legs: A Badger-red vanilla ice cream full of chocolate-coated, caramel-filled footballs, with a marshmallow swirl; named after Elroy Hirsch x’45, former UW athletics director and Badger football star known for his frenzied style of running

Grainger Granite Crunch with Academia Nuts: Vanilla ice cream with a blend of macadamia nuts, chocolate chips, and English toffee pieces; named after Grainger Hall, home of the Wisconsn School of Business, when it opened in 1993

IceCube’s Blue Neutrino: Vanilla ice cream with brown candies representing neutrino detectors, blue ice cream representing ice, and marshmallow swirl representing the streaking neutrinos; named after the IceCube Neutrino Observatory

In the Dark: Chocolate ice cream with malt background flavor and pecans, fudge, chocolate chips, and brownie pieces; named after the annual Wisconsin Film Festival

MadGrad Medley: Vanilla ice cream with Door County cherries and chocolate chips and flakes; named in honor of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s 150th anniversary

Morgridge Medley: Vanilla ice cream, butterscotch and fudge swirl, brownies, and pecans; served at the Wisconsin Union in 2014 to celebrate a $100 million gift from John ’55 and Tashia ’55 Morgridge

Union Utopia: Vanilla ice cream with a swirl of caramel, peanut butter, and fudge; named after the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant’s largest ice cream customer — the Memorial Union

Published in the Winter 2017 issue

Tags: Campus history, dairy, ice cream

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