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Guide to Ice Cream Shops That Serve Homemade Ice Cream in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on May 26, 2022
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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.

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Fast Food

2 Scoops Ice Cream

4626 Camp Rd Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Ice Cream

2 Scoops Ice Cream has been serving WNY's favorite frozen treat for over a decade now. Not only do they serve the standards, but they make their own ...

Fast Casual

Anderson’s Frozen Custard – Buffalo

2634 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Ice Cream

The uniquely WNY combination of Ice Cream and Beef on Weck. ...

  • Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Anderson’s Frozen Custard – Cheektowaga

3724 Union Rd Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Ice Cream

The uniquely WNY combination of Ice Cream and Beef on Weck. ...

  • Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Anderson’s Frozen Custard – Kenmore

2235 Sheridan Dr Kenmore , New York 14223 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Ice Cream

The uniquely WNY combination of Ice Cream and Beef on Weck. ...

  • Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Anderson’s Frozen Custard – Lancaster

4855 Transit Rd Lancaster, New York 14043 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Ice Cream

The uniquely WNY combination of Ice Cream and Beef on Weck. ...

  • Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out

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Fast Casual

Anderson’s Frozen Custard – Williamsville

6075 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Ice Cream

The uniquely WNY combination of Ice Cream and Beef on Weck. ...

  • Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Anderson’s Frozen Custard- Amherst

2369 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, New York 14228 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Ice Cream

The uniquely WNY combination of Ice Cream and Beef on Weck. ...

  • Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Fast Food

Angola’s Taste of the Midway

97 North Main Street Angola, Ny 14006 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American

Family run and operated since 2005 in the heart of the village of Angola. Fair food, soft serve cream and more.  We can do movies, birthday partys, and ...

  • Private Parties
  • Take-out
  • Late Night
  • Handicap Access
Full Service

Antoinette’s Sweets

5981 Transit Road Depew , New York 14043 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Ice Cream

Antoinette'sâ„¢ has been serving up homemade candy and ice cream to the Western New York area for three generations. We specialize in crafting a vast ...

Fast Casual

Churn Soft Serve and Coffee

1503 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

Churn Soft Serve is the sister brand of lloyd, Buffalo's first food truck. Ice cream made from grass fed milk with natural, minimal processing. ...

  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly

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Fran-Ceil Custard

3411 South Park Ave Lackawanna, New York 14219 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

FRAN-CEIL's was established in the early 1950s serving frozen custard treats to the people of Blasdell, Lackawanna, and the surrounding areas of Hamburg, ...

  • Patio
Fast Casual

Hertel Ave Poutine and Cream

1488 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American
  • Ice Cream

A Word from Hertel Ave Poutine and Cream Buffalo's best poutine pairs up with fresh home made ice cream for a delicious combination of flavors! Come ...

  • Bar Area
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out

Hibbard’s Original Frozen Custard

105 Portage Rd Lewiston, New York 14092 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Ice Cream

Hibbards Original Frozen Custard is a one of a kind located in Lewiston, New York. Stop by and try the best soft, creamy custard in Western New York! ...

Fast Casual

King Condrell’s Candy & Ice Cream

2805 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

Old fashioned ice cream parlor with an amazing chocolate shop inside! Each day our Master Chocolatier uses his passion for the art and science of candy ...

  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly
Fast Casual

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream – Hertel

1900 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14214 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

A Word from Artisan Ice Cream Lake Effect is an artisan ice cream company, owned and operated by Jason Wulf and Erik Bernardi, that specializes in unique, ...

  • Patio

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Fast Casual

Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream – Lockport

79 Canal Street Lockport, New York 14094 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Ice Cream

A Word from Artisan Ice Cream Lake Effect is an artisan ice cream company, owned and operated by Jason Wulf and Erik Bernardi, that specializes in unique, ...

  • Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Take-out
Fast Food

Main Street Ice Cream

35 Main St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Ice Cream

...

  • Family Friendly
Fast Food

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream – Angola

9049 Erie Rd Angola, New York 14006 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Ice Cream

WNY dairy/ice cream business. Family owned $ operated for over 50 years! Nick Charlap's specialty is producing premium homemade hard ice cream (40+ flavors), ...

  • Family Friendly
Fast Food

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream – Boston

7264 Boston State Rd Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Ice Cream
  • Burgers

WNY dairy/ice cream business. Family owned $ operated for over 50 years! Specialize in producing premium homemade hard ice cream. Five locations across ...

  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly
Fast Food

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream – Elmwood

2800 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

WNY dairy/ice cream business. Family owned $ operated for over 50 years! Nick Charlap's specialty is producing premium homemade hard ice cream (40+ flavors), ...

  • Family Friendly
Fast Food

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream – Hamburg

10 Euclid Ave Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Ice Cream
  • Burgers

WNY dairy/ice cream business. Family owned $ operated for over 50 years! Specialize in producing premium homemade hard ice cream. Five locations across ...

  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Fast Food

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream – West Seneca

1203 Union Rd West Seneca, New York 14224 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Ice Cream

WNY dairy/ice cream business. Family owned $ operated for over 50 years! Nick Charlap's specialty is producing premium homemade hard ice cream (40+ flavors), ...

Fast Food

Rosie’s Handcrafted Ice Cream

431 Main Street East Aurora, NY 14052 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Ice Cream

Serving small batches of freshly crafted super premium ice cream. Unique, traditional and seasonal flavors. FROM SOB: "Right now, there’s probably ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Fast Food

Sweet Jenny’s Chocolate & Ice Cream

56 E Spring St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Ice Cream

Since 1985, Sweet Jenny's has been producing small batches of ice cream and chocolates from fresh wholesome ingredients. Our products are created in the ...

  • Family Friendly

Sweet Life Desserts

1750 Niagara Falls Blvd Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Ice Cream

'We passionately believe dessert shouldn't just be found at the bottom of the menu.' Our passion for desserts is our biggest strength. Our team works ...

Yummies Ice Cream

12 Center St Warsaw, NY 14569 • $$$$$

Wyoming County

  • Ice Cream

As Wyoming County’s only homemade ice cream parlor, we make all of our ice cream in-house, using locally-sourced ingredients, serving our customers the ...

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

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