I just flew into Milwaukee yesterday, and am very happy that Babe's just re-opened from the winter close today, just in time for me to indulge. Unfortunately, The Chocolate Shop in Madison was out of vegan ice cream (increasing demand) so Babe's wasn't able to receive their usual soy ice cream shipment. However, they did have a lemon and raspberry Italian ice swirl that's vegan and DELICIOUS.
I spent a fair amount of time speaking with the owners and their families, which were hanging out in the store, and they were exceedingly nice. One of the kids even attends the same Spanish Immersion elementary school I attended, and that just made my day. They were telling me how committed they are to providing soy ice cream because the see the demand, and after I told them about Chicago Soy Dairy and Temptation vegan ice cream, they said they'd look into it to see if Temptation would allow them to offer more flavors, more consistently.
This is the first place I've seen in Milwaukee that has vegan ice cream on hand that doesn't come out of a Tofutti tub. I had the soy mint chocolate chip and the soy blue moon and both were outstanding. I was particulary happy about the blue moon, as I haven't had it since I was 10 years old.
I just realized, however, that just because it's soy doesn't mean that it's vegan. I was referring to it as vegan because soy ice cream is usually vegan, but you may want to ask to see the package when you're in there.