15 WNY Ice Cream Shops That Serve Homemade Ice Cream

Lake Effect Ice Cream
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Summer season? You mean ice cream every night season.

You know the drill – Perry’s in the freezer, couple times a week treat yourself to a sundae at your favorite local shop down the street.

Generally, if you’re looking for delicious ice cream – Western New York is the place to be. With so many spots serving Perry’s ice cream, you really can’t go wrong no matter where you turn. But this post is dedicated to the ice cream shops who are doin’ it themselves, serving up homemade ice cream and making after dinner dreams come true across Buffalo and WNY.

Did we miss one? Tell us about it at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!


1. 2 Scoops Ice Cream

4626 Camp Rd, Hamburg / Website

This Hamburg ice cream shop makes homemade custards, with a new feature flavor each week.


2. Anderson’s Frozen Custard

Multiple Locations – Buffalo / Williamsville / Kenmore / Cheektowaga / Lancaster / Amherst


Get Anderson’s homemade hard ice cream and custard at any of their 6 locations.


3. Antoinette’s Sweets

5981 Transit Rd, Depew / Website

Antoinette’s™ has been serving up homemade candy and ice cream to the Western New York area for three generations. Here you’ll find homemade ice cream as well as toppings and syrups.


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4. Churn Soft Serve

1501 Hertel Ave, Buffalo / Website

Churn’s soft serve is made from grass fed milk with natural, minimal processing and can be topped with a unique selection of ingredients. They skip the artificial flavors, colorings, and stabilizers, offering fresh and tasty small batch soft serve.


5. Fran-Ceil Custard

3411 South Park Ave, Blasdell / Website

Fran-Ceil Custard serves homemade sherbet using the original recipe from 40 years ago, passed on by the original owners.


Hertel Poutine and Cream
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6. Hertel Avenue Poutine and Cream

1488 Hertel Ave, Buffalo / Website 

Get homemade hard ice cream by the scoop or in a freak shake or creamy bun.


7. Hibbard’s Original Frozen Custard

125 Portage Rd, Lewiston / Website

Locally Owned and Operated by the Hibbard Family since 1939, this family run shop makes custard fresh throughout the day. They also use a specially designed custard machine that allows for less air to get pumped into the custard, leaving you with a creamier, richer treat than ice cream.


8. King Condrell’s Candy & Ice Cream

2805 Delaware Ave, Kenmore / Website

King Condrell’s not only makes their own ice cream, but they offer an old-school ice cream parlor vibe and a menu that goes on for days.


Lake Effect Ice Cream
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9. Lake Effect Ice Cream – Hertel

1900 Hertel Ave, Buffalo / Website 

Lake Effect offers a huge variety of homemade hard ice cream flavors featured in fun sundae concoctions and pints to go.


10. Lake Effect Ice Cream – Lockport

79 Canal Street, Lockport / Website 

Lake Effect offers a huge variety of homemade hard ice cream flavors featured in fun sundae concoctions and pints to go.


Main Street Ice Cream
Flights of 4 at Main Street Ice Cream / Step Out Buffalo

11. Main Street Ice Cream

35 Main St, Hamburg / Website

Main Street Ice Cream makes a wide array of homemade, small batch, hand-crafted hard ice cream flavors. Plus, they are home to Two Berry Twist…a soft serve blend of black raspberry yogurt and red raspberry sherbet – a local favorite.


12. Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream

Multiple Locations – Boston / Hamburg / West Seneca / Elmwood / Angola


Nick Charlap’s specialty is producing premium homemade hard ice cream of which they offer 40+ flavors. You’ll find flavors like Cinnamon, Bourbon Praline Pecan, Cotton Candy, Peppermint Stick, and Cashew Caramel Crunch across 5 WNY locations.


Sweet Jenny's
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13. Sweet Jenny’s

56 E. Spring St, Williamsville / Website

Sweet Jenny’s Ice Cream is made using a unique micro batch freezing technique, preventing air from whipping into the cream resulting in a thick, rich product. Their most popular 12 flavors are available every day in addition to a ton more which appear on a rotating basis.


14. Sweet Life Desserts

1750 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda / Website

This locally owned all-dessert restaurant makes their hand-crafted ice cream in-house every day.


15. Yummies Ice Cream

12 Center St, Warsaw, NY 14569 / Website

Yummies makes over 100 homemade ice cream flavors. Everyday they serve 28 flavors including their creamy Upstate mix flavors, Upstate lactose free, NSA, sorbet and vegan options.


Did we miss one? Tell us about it at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!

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