By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Jan 16, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Looks like you'll have to suppress your local ice cream cravings for a couple of weeks, or at least redirect them a bit. The Purple Door Ice Cream scoop shop at 205 S. 2nd St. is taking a two-week hiatus.

The shop is closed Jan. 16 through Jan. 31 and will reopen on Feb. 1.

In the meantime, you can get your Purple Door fix by picking up pints of its ice cream at a number of local grocery stores including Glorioso's, Groppi's, Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative, Metro Markets and Sendik's stores. For a complete list, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.