Madison Ice Cream Scavenger Hunt

It’s swimming season in Madison, one of the top swim cities in the country according to USA Swimming. From our local lakes and beaches to our MANY neighborhood swimming pools, we sure do love to get in the water around these parts. And, as a swim school, we obviously love how much Madison loves to swim! It’s fun, refreshing and a great workout….but there’s something else about swimming that we love – it pairs incredibly well with a big scoop of ice cream!

Yep, we love hitting the local ice cream shop on our way home from a swim. There’s nothing like a cool scoop after a hot day in the sun. That’s why we were thrilled to learn about a special ice cream challenge happening this summer – and we thought you might want to check it out, too! 

The challenge is called the “Scoopenger Hunt” and it’s in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Chocolate Shoppe, one of my family’s very favorite local ice cream shops. The gist is this: you’ll try a bunch of local ice cream shops around Madison and earn prizes! Also, you’ll eat lots of delicious ice cream along the way. So, what are you waiting for – check out the Scoopenger Hunt details below!

Step 1: Pick up a “Scoopenger Hunt” card from one of these 8 ice cream shops around Madison. Here’s a map of the locations.

Step 2: Get out and try a new spot! Try a sundae! A shake! A triple decker cone! Whatever you’re in the mood for, these fun local scoopers can help. When you try a new place, ask them to stamp your Scoopenger Hunt card. Each destination can only be stamped once. There are 15 ice cream shops on the list, which means 15 delicious outings await!

Step 3: Earn prizes! If ice cream wasn’t enough of a reward (HA!), stamps will earn you prizes! Just show your stamps at one of participating locations and you can earn fun gear and treats.

Here’s the list of prizes:

3 stamps – Goodie bag with stickers and buttons

8 stamps – Scoopenger hunt sundae bowl and a free sundae

15 stamps – Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream tote bag, t-shirt, 2 pints and a chance to win ice cream for a year!

We hope you have a blast checking out our local Madison ice cream destinations – and feel free to share your favorite “find” in the comments below. For more information about this special scavenger hunt, check out the official details here