A Guide to Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches in WNY

Photo courtesy of Nickel City Vice

Nothing says summer better than a good old-fashioned ice cream sandwich. That perfect cookie-to-ice cream ratio mix is ​​something 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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Coffee ice cream sandwiched between two double chocolate chip cookies / Photo courtesy of Nickel City Vice

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.

Breadive Ice Cream Sandwich / Photo courtesy of Breadive Bakery and Cafe

2. Bakery & Café 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!

Candy Cane Ice Cream Sandwich / Photo courtesy of Lake Effect Ice Cream

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!

5. Damn

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.

Platter’s Chocolate Candy Chunk Ice Cream Sandwich / photo courtesy of Platter’s Chocolates

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.


Main Street Ice Cream Sandwich / Photo courtesy of Main Street Ice Cream

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.

Churn’s Trash Sandwich / Photo courtesy of Churn Soft Serve

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.

Amsdell Ice Cream Sandwiches / Photo courtesy of Amsdell Ice Cream

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.

Kone King East Chipwiches / Photo courtesy of Kone King East

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.

Pumpkin Cream Sandwiches / Photo courtesy of 2 scoops of ice cream

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!

Cookies & Ice Cream Sandwiches

12. Cookies and cream

2114 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210 / cookiesetcrème716.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.

Armor Sweet Treats Ice Cream Sandwiches / Photo courtesy of Armor Sweet Treats

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.

Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwich / Photo courtesy of Fig Tree Patisserie

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.

Ice Cream Sandwiches Sprinkled with Red, White and Blue / Photo courtesy of Frey’s Tasty Treat

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.


Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich / Photo courtesy of Adrian’s Custard and Beef

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.

Anderson’s Ice Cream Sandwich / Photo courtesy of Anderson’s

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.

Creamy Bread / Photo courtesy of Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream

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!

Nick Charlap's ice cream
Chocolate, Vanilla & Sprinkle Ice Cream Sandwiches / Photo courtesy of Nick Charlap’s

20. Nick Charlap’s ice cream

Several locations


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.

ice cream sandwich
Photo courtesy of Chrusciki Bakery

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.

Photo courtesy of Hydraulic Hearth

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.

Rosie's Craft Ice Cream - Banana
Rosie’s Craft Ice Cream – Banana / Photo courtesy of Rosie’s

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
Did we miss one? Did any of these places close? Drop us a note!

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