A Guide to Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches in WNY
Nothing says summer better than a good old-fashioned ice cream sandwich. That perfect cookie-to-ice cream ratio mix is ââsomething we have a major sweet tooth for this year. And we feel blessed that these places around WNY are raising the bar by making homemade ice cream sandwiches, bringing all the extra goodness that comes with that house touch. To make your ice cream sandwich dreams come true, here are all the places to find these heavenly creations!
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1. Vice City of Nickel
Nickel City Vice is a pop-up specializing in gourmet ice cream sandwiches – and the inspiration for this article. As of now, they have 5 sandwich options to choose from. Check out their Instagram to see where they appear in the region or order online.
2. Bakery & CafÃ© Breadive
402 Connecticut Street Buffalo, New York / Facebook
Brand new to the bakery, these huge sandwiches are stuffed with ice cream surrounded by crispy cookies.
3. The sweet home
The Sweet Hearth is a mobile bakery (aka food truck) that offers old-fashioned pastries and desserts. You can choose from a few homemade cookie options to create your own ice cream sandwich. The truck spawns frequently at Food Truck Tuesdays in Larkin Square, so keep an eye out for one of these sammies!
4. Lake effect ice cream
79 Canal St, Lockport, NY 14094/1900 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214 / Facebook
Lake Effect always comes out with crazy creations. Stop by to see what assortment of flavors they have for the summer!
211 S Park Ave Buffalo, New York / Facebook
Keep the class. Ballyhoo offers a traditional chocolate chip ice cream sandwich. Because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
6. Chocolate platter
908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / Facebook
One of WNY’s oldest candy stores, Platter’s is no fan of chocolate and they certainly aren’t afraid to apply it to their homemade ice cream sandwiches. They are known for their special orange chocolate, so we recommend you try their Chocolate Orange Ice Cream Sandwich.
7. Main Street Ice Cream
35 Main St A, Hamburg, NY 14075
Pictured is one of the ice cream sandwiches they served at BurgerFest. This Hamburg ice cream maker knows how to make a loaded ice cream sandwich and we’re here for it.
8. Churn Soft Serve
1501 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 / Facebook
Specializing in soft serve ice cream, Churn’s Ice Cream Sandwiches offer the perfect blend of creamy ice cream with the crunch of a crisp cookie and accompanying toppings.
9. Amsdell Ice Cream
3041 Amsdell Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075
There are so many ice cream sandwich options to choose from at Amsdell Ice Cream, and we’re not mad at it.
10. Kone King East
117 Hamburg St, East Aurora, NY 14052 / Facebook
These “chipwiches” are a chocolate chip cookie sandwich loaded with extra chocolate chips and filled with vanilla cream. You’ll find them at Kone King East along with many other options.
11. 2 scoops of ice cream
4626 Camp Road, Hamburg, NY 14075
2 Scoops of Ice Cream makes ice cream sandwiches with all kinds of flavored custards, from pumpkin and cinnamon to mint and peanut butter. Uhhhhh, yum!
12. Cookies and cream
2114 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210 / cookiesetcrÃ¨me716.com
To say this place specializes in ice cream sandwiches would be an understatement! They offer a GIANT Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – choose 2 of their signature cookies and choose any Soft Serve flavor like Vanilla, Chocolate, and Twist Wrapped in Chips.
13. Sweet Armor Treats
4441, 5020 Armor Duells Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127 / Facebook
Armor Sweet Treats specializes in flavored ice cream for their sandwiches. By keeping the cookie simple, the real flavor lies in the choice of ice cream.
14. Fig tree pastry
3062 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217 / Facebook
Have you ever had a macaroon ice cream sandwich? Otherwise, you’re in luck because Fig Tree Patisserie prepares them in several flavors.
15. Frey’s tasty treat
6186 S Transit Road, Lockport, NY 14094 / Facebook
Frey’s Tasty Treat is an ice cream shop located in Lockport with all kinds of ice cream options to choose from. Come grab these ice cream sandwiches and a cute cooler bag to take them home.
16. Custard and Adrian beef
2352 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island, NY 14072 / Facebook
Heading to Grand Island or living on the island? Stop by Adrian’s Custard and Beef to try one of their many homemade options – like this one with a chocolate / vanilla filling on peanut butter cookies. We’ve heard that they also have Chocolate Chip and Cookie of the Month options.
17. Anderson’s ice cream
With multiple locations around WNY, Anderson’s is a great stop for an ice cream sandwich. They offer the traditional chocolate wafer sandwich with their homemade ice cream and a variety of candies and sprinkles. A chocolate chip cookie sandwich is offered seasonally.
18. Poutine and cream Hertel Avenue
1488 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
Known for its crazy dessert options, Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream brings ice cream sandwiches to a whole new level with their ‘Creamy Bun’ ice cream sandwiches. They’ve teamed up with Famous Donuts on Main St. to create these masterpieces that include ice cream and all the toppings you could want loaded in between a hot frozen donut. What could be better than that?
19. Resurgence Brewing – Chicago St.
55 Chicago St, Buffalo, NY 14204
Resurgence Brewing offers the classic ice cream sammy. They keep it true with vanilla ice cream smashed between two chocolate chip cookies. Sounds good to us!
20. Nick Charlap’s ice cream
Nick Charlap’s has several locations serving homemade ice cream sandwiches around WNY, including Sweets on the Hill in West Seneca. Some of their options include, chocolate, vanilla, sprinkle, and oreo.
21. Chrusciki Bakery
80 W Drullard Ave, Lancaster, NY 14086 / Facebook
These ice cream sandwiches or as Chrusciki calls them, Cookie Cake Sandwiches, come in flavors or birthday cake, cookies n ‘cream and salted caramel.
22. Hydraulic hearth
716 Swan St, Buffalo, NY 14210
Hydraulic Hearth sells its own Larkinville Ice House homemade chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches at the Patio Bar.
23. Rosie’s Homemade Ice Cream
431 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 / Facebook
Serving small batches of freshly made super premium ice cream. Unique, traditional and seasonal flavors. Delicious things are coming in Spring 2020.
24. Hibbards custard
125 Portage Rd, Lewiston NY / Instagram
Grab a cookie-based ice cream sandwich from the Village Bake Shoppe!
25. Uncle G
7030 Washington St Pendleton, NY 14094 / Facebook
Uncle G’s offers giant cookie sandwiches with different flavored cookies – vegan and gluten free both available.
Ice Cream Taco / Photo courtesy of Churn Soft Serve
Why stop at ice cream sandwiches when the ice Tacos to exist! Here’s where you can snag an ice cream taco in WNY:
- Main Street Ice Cream
- 2 scoops of ice cream
- Soft Serve Churn
- Hydraulic hearth
- The cereal spot