Lauren Schultz is the founder and co-owner of Purple Door Ice Cream, which makes super-premium, hand-crafted ice cream using local, fresh and natural ingredients as much as possible. Purple Door began as a wholesale business in 2011, selling pints of ice cream to local grocers and large-sized containers to area restaurants. Today, Purple Door continues to offer ice cream to grocers and restaurants, as well as providing producst and services through catering, an online store and a retail location at 205 S. 2nd Street. Purple Door has created more than150 ice cream flavors and grown to 30+ employees during the summer season. You can find Purple Door ice cream being sold throughout the state of Wisconsin and in northern Illinois.
Purple Door is also committed to supporting local businesses and promoting social and environmental responsibility through the making, marketing and sales of products. Purple Door’s community initiative, Milk for Milwaukee, provides fresh milk to area homeless shelters. To date, Purple Door has donated more than 10,000 gallons of milk to Milwaukee shelters.