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Guide to Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches in WNY

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Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on June 3, 2022
Photo courtesy of Nickel City Vice

Nothing says summertime more than a good ol’ ice cream sandwich. That perfect blend of cookie to ice cream ratio is something we have a major sweet tooth for this year. And we feel blessed that these places around WNY are upping the bar by making homemade ice cream sandwiches, bringing all the extra goodness that come with that homemade touch. To fulfill your ice cream sandwich dreams, here are all the places to find these heavenly creations!

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Coffee ice cream sandwiched between two double chocolate chunk cookies / Photo courtesy of Nickel City Vice

1. Nickel City Vice

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Nickel City Vice is a pop up specializing in gourmet ice cream sandwiches – and the inspiration for this post. Check out their Instagram for updates about where they are popping up in the area or order online.

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

2. Lake Effect Ice Cream

Lake Effect is always busting out some crazy creations. Stop in to see what assortment of flavors they have for the Summer!

3. Ballyhoo

211 S Park Ave Buffalo, NY / More Info

Keeping it classy. Ballyhoo offers a traditional chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. Because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Platter’s chocolate candy pieces ice cream sandwich / photo courtesy of Platter’s Chocolates

4. Platter’s Chocolates

908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / More Info

One of WNY’s oldest candy stores, Platter’s is no amateur when it comes to all things chocolate and they sure aren’t afraid to apply this to their homemade ice cream sandwiches. They’re known for their special orange chocolate, so we recommend trying out their orange chocolate ice cream sandwich.

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

5. Main Street Ice Cream

35 Main St A, Hamburg, NY 14075 / More Info

Pictured is one of the ice cream sandwiches they served at the BurgerFest. This Hamburg ice cream shop knows how to make a loaded ice cream sandwich and we are here for it.

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

6. Churn Soft Serve

1501 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 / More Info

Specializing in soft serve ice cream, Churn’s ice cream sandwiches offer the perfect blend of smooth ice cream with the crunch of a crisp cookie and side toppings.

Amsdell Ice Cream Sandwiches / Photo courtesy of Amsdell Ice Cream

7. Amsdell Ice Cream

3041 Amsdell Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075 / Facebook

There are so many options of ice cream sandwiches to choose from at Amsdell Ice cream, and we’re not mad about it.

Kone King East Chipwiches / Photo courtesy of Kone King East

8. 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 custard. You’ll find these at Kone King East as well as many other options.


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Pumpkin Custard Sandwiches / Photo courtesy of 2 Scoops Ice Cream

9. 2 Scoops Ice Cream

4626 Camp Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075 / More Info

2 Scoops Ice Cream makes ice cream sandwiches with all kinds of flavored custard from pumpkin and cinnamon to mint and peanut butter. Uhhhhhh, yum!

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches

10. Cookies & Cream

  • 2114 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210 / More Info
  • 1111 Fuhrmann Buffalo New York 14203 / More Info
  • 929 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo New York 14222 / More Info

To say this place specializes in ice cream sandwiches would be an understatement! They offer a GIANT ice cream cookie sandwich – choose any 2 of their Signature Cookies and choose any Soft Serve flavor like Vanilla, Chocolate and Twist rolled in sprinkles.

Macaron ice cream sandwich / Photo courtesy of Fig Tree Patisserie

11. Fig Tree Patisserie

3062 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217 / Facebook

Ever had a macaron ice cream sandwich? If not, you’re in luck because Fig Tree Patisserie is making them in multiple flavors.

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

12. Frey’s Tasty Treat

6186 S Transit Rd, 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 by and grab a hold of these ice cream sandwiches and a cute cooling bag to take them home in.


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

13. Adrian’s Custard and Beef

2352 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island, NY 14072 / More Info

Heading over to Grand Island or live on the island? Stop by Adrian’s Custard and Beef to try out one of their many homemade options – like this one with chocolate / vanilla twist filling on peanut butter cookies.

Anderson’s ice cream sandwich / Photo courtesy of Anderson’s

14. Anderson’s Frozen Custard

Multiple locations / More Info

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 Bun / Photo courtesy of Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream

15. Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream

1488 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 / More Info

Known for their crazy dessert options, Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream is bringing a whole new level to ice cream sandwiches with their “Creamy Bun” ice cream sandwiches. They partnered with Famous Donuts on Main St. to create these masterpieces which include ice cream and all the toppings you could ever want loaded between a warm glazed donut. What could be better than that?

Nick Charlap's Ice Cream
Chocolate, Vanilla, and Sprinkled Ice cream sandwiches / Photo courtesy of Nick Charlap’s

16. Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream

Multiple locations / More Info

Nick Charlap’s has multiple locations serving up some homemade ice cream sandwiches around WNY. Some of their options include, chocolate, vanilla, sprinkle, and oreo.

Photo courtesy of Hydraulic Hearth

17. Hydraulic Hearth

716 Swan St, Buffalo, NY 14210 / More Info

Hydraulic Hearth is selling their own homemade ice cream sandwiches out of their patio bar.

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

18. Rosie’s Handcrafted Ice Cream

431 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 / More Info

Serving small batches of freshly crafted super premium ice cream. Unique, traditional and seasonal flavors. Delicious things are coming Spring 2020.

19. Hibbards Original Custard

125 Portage Rd, Lewiston NY / More Info

Grab an ice cream sandwich made with cookies from the Village Bake Shoppe!

20. Uncle G’s

7030 Washington St Pendleton, NY 14094 / Facebook

Uncle G’s offers giant cookie sandwiches with different flavored cookies – vegan and gluten free both available.

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/andrea-diedrich/" target="_self">Andrea Diedrich</a>

Written by Andrea Diedrich

Andrea is a Content Coordinator and writer for Step Out Buffalo. By day she enjoys using her creative side and researching all things Buffalo. By night you’ll find her exploring Buffalo’s waterfront, dining with friends or catching the latest show/concert in town.

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