Purple Door Ice Cream is owned and operated by Lauren and Steve Schultz. Two educators for over 18 years combined, Lauren and Steve have taken their love for creativity, learning and forward thinking from the classroom to the kitchen. Both are passionate about creating a quality, delicious product while supporting the community and respecting the earth
How it all started
Lauren and Steve met in the fall of 2006. On their first date, Lauren told Steve about her childhood dream to someday open an ice cream business. Steve loved this idea and was the support and push needed to get the business going. The couple spent many nights and weekends making ice cream and creating flavors in their Bay View home kitchen.
In April of 2011, less than a year after having their first son, the Schultzes launched Purple Door Ice Cream. Purple Door began solely as a wholesale
business, selling pints of ice cream to local grocers and large sized containers to area restaurants. Today, now with two children, Purple Door continues to offer ice cream to grocers and restaurants, as well as through catering and a retail location at 205 S 2nd Street in the historic Walker's point area of Milwaukee. At this location customers can find 20 flavors of ice cream for enjoying scoops, shakes, sundaes and more, as well as pints, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream pops and ice cream cakes in a display case for enjoying now and later.