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The Best Ice Cream Sandwich in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 20, 2014

ice cream sandwich torontoThe best ice cream sandwiches in Toronto are available in innumerable, infinitely personalizable variations. While there are classics available for the vanilla and choco-chip types, there are also freakishly-delicious new unions found at Toronto bake shops, ice cream parlours and even fast food burger joints. It doesn't matter if you choose fresh-fried donuts, HK eggettes, and even grilled cheese buns - when paired with ice cream, they're a match made in heaven.

Here are the best ice cream sandwiches in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Ice Cream in Toronto
The Best Gelato in Toronto
The Best Frozen Yogurt in Toronto

Bakerbots

Bakerbots

This bake shop on Delaware north of Bloor does ice cream sammies ($4.50 for half, $7 full) in quirky customizable combos - say, banana pudding ice cream between everything cookies, or, London Fog ice cream between birthday cake cookies. More »

Bang Bang

Bang Bang

This Ossington bakery and ice cream parlour offers customizable ice cream sandwiches that start with a choice of one ($4.50) or two ($7) cookies or HK egg waffles. Load them up with housemade ice creams in flavours like burnt toffee or Sam James espresso for infinite combinations of deliciousness. More »

The Burger's Priest (Queen West)

The Burger's Priest (Queen West)

This off-menu item goes by the name Vatican on Ice ($5) and has been rolled out all locations city-wide. Comprised of two grilled cheese sandwiches (on buns) with ice cream in the middle, it is a tasty union of sweet vanilla and slightly salty cheddar. More »

Moo Milk Bar

Moo Milk Bar

The nostalgic childhood favourite is a specialty at this cookie bar in the Beaches. They stick with an all-time classic combination - expect to find vanilla bean ice cream between house-baked mini chocolate chip cookies for $3.10 apiece, or six at a time for $18.50. More »

Sweet Flour

Sweet Flour

This Bloor West Village bake shop takes a build-your-own approach to ice cream sandwiches ($4.75). Selections start with house baked chocolate chip, oatmeal or double chocolate cookies and come topped with your choice of supremely creamy Kawartha Dairy ice creams. Finish your own personal masterpiece off with a quick roll through toppings like toffee bits, crushed pecans or sprinkles. More »

Big Crow

Big Crow

Ice cream sandwiches ($9) take on a campy quality at this backyard mess hall on Dupont. Expect to find flavours like peanut butter and jelly or s'mores piled with a slab of Chapman's vanilla ice cream, crumbled graham cracker, chocolate syrup and toasted marshmallows on a brioche bun. More »

Uncle Betty's Diner

Uncle Betty's Diner

House-made donuts fresh from the fryer are the platform to sandwich any of Greg's 18 ice cream flavours at this diner on Yonge north of Eglinton. Here, the summertime treat ($5.50) gets topped off with caramel or chocolate sauce and toppings like Skor bits, making them a fork and knife affair. More »

Home

Home

This new Bloordale spot is home to made-to-order ice cream sammies ($4/half, $7/full) made from a rotating selection of ice cream flavours like burnt toffee, London Fog or dairy-free raspberry sorbet. The cookies are, of course, home-baked too, available in flavours like spicy ginger, chocolate sea salt and a sprinkle-covered "circus" sugar cookie. More »

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

Nestled between chewy dark chocolate cookies, the ice cream sandwiches ($4) at this East Chinatown bakery are super-popular when summer temperatures spike. Choose frothy frozen mousse-like ice creams in signature house-made flavours like strawberry or English brown bread ice cream. More »

Fika Cafe

Fika Cafe

In Kensington Market, this Swedish cafe from the team behind Splendido does ice cream sandwiches for $3.75. While limited to only one variety, rest assured it’s a good one - the house specialty is vanilla ice cream layered with a sweet lemon curd and wedged between crunchy pistachio cookies. More »

The Red Bench

The Red Bench

On Yonge south of Bloor, you'll find this cookie bar whipping up ice cream sandwiches ($5.50) to order. Choose any two cookies or brookies to start (no need to match 'em), and ask for ice creams like peanut butter, white chocolate raspberry or cookies and cream nestled between, before taking your sandwich for a roll in your choice of sprinkles, candy toppings or nuts. More »

Old Firehall Confectionery

Old Firehall Confectionery

On Main Street in Unionville, this sweet shop assembles ice cream sandwiches ($6) to order from a selection of house-baked cookies and Kawartha Dairy ice creams. Choose from chocolate chunk, white chocolate and macadamia nut or double chocolate cookies and have a scoop of moose tracks or mocha almond fudge sandwiched between them. More »

Discussion

30 Comments

Anne / August 20, 2014 at 12:54 am
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WOW these look amazing. MMMM
Emily / August 20, 2014 at 04:42 am
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Which shop has the sandwich in the main photo with the pink macaron cookies?
Jason replying to a comment from Emily / August 20, 2014 at 08:27 am
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That looks like Bang Bang on Os.
gz / August 20, 2014 at 08:46 am
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yours truly also has an amazing real mint ice cream sandwich
J / August 20, 2014 at 09:09 am
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This is a little misleading - Bakerbots / Bang Bang / Home - are the exact same ice cream sandwiches!
no treats for me / August 20, 2014 at 09:41 am
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The Big Chill at Manning/College also has some amazing-looking ice cream sammies. Being allergic to both gluten and dairy I can only look longingly at them, but if you can eat it, you should!
freddiefrank / August 20, 2014 at 11:18 am
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Man, I'm so sick of hearing about Bang Bang and Bakerbots.
D / August 20, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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With all the new vegan bakeries and such in town, does anyone know of a vegan ice-cream sandwich in Toronto?? Wouldn't be hard to pull off a good one!
Becca replying to a comment from J / August 20, 2014 at 01:48 pm
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Though I enjoy their sandwiches (a lot), I agree that featuring all three establishments under the same owner(s) is a little redundant.
Barbara Neilson / August 20, 2014 at 01:57 pm
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vegan and gluten free delicious ice cream sammies from Cookie Martinez at Market 707
https://www.facebook.com/cookiemartinezcookie/info
Sean / August 20, 2014 at 02:03 pm
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I'm quite fond of the one at Farmer's Daughter
JHS / August 20, 2014 at 02:13 pm
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BE GOOD is outside our office building every Friday afternoon - they have GREAT ice cream Sandwiches

https://www.facebook.com/BeGoodGelato?fref=ts
Candice replying to a comment from D / August 20, 2014 at 02:31 pm
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Vegan ice cream sandwiches are available at APieCalypse Now! (in Mirvish Village, https://www.facebook.com/ApiecalypseNow). :)
B replying to a comment from D / August 20, 2014 at 02:52 pm
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Tori's Bakeshop (The Beaches) has a delightful vegan ice cream sandwich!
veg GF dairy-free replying to a comment from no treats for me / August 20, 2014 at 04:36 pm
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Check out http://www.pleasantvillecreamery.com !! they make amazing gluten-free & dairy-free ice cream sandwiches!
Benedict / August 20, 2014 at 07:38 pm
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Every time I scroll down on a BlogTO page, I hit th map and then it zoomes out to this

http://i.imgur.com/Ktb0WQ3.jpg
dinosaurus / August 20, 2014 at 07:51 pm
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Best ice cream sandwiches are at Sweet Olenka's, take my word for it! Home made ice cream and delicious cookies, dipped in chocolate. Try the salted caramel, you can thank me later!
archive replying to a comment from dinosaurus / August 20, 2014 at 08:34 pm
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^ Sweet Olenkas!
Tina / August 20, 2014 at 11:47 pm
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Do any of these places make a vegan option?
clever pup replying to a comment from Emily / August 20, 2014 at 11:52 pm
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I believe its Cluny Bistro in the Distillery. BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE SAID!
Jan / August 21, 2014 at 12:28 am
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Cookie Martinez makes Vegan Ice Cream Sammie with Almonds and Organic Coconut Ice Cream. Also regulars like: Ginger Cookie with Organic Vanilla Ice Cream and Peanut Butter Cookie with Organic Chocolate Ice Cream
David replying to a comment from Emily / August 21, 2014 at 01:56 am
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Seriously, this is so annoying about Blogto articles. Why put a picture up top that isn't part of the list below? At least put a caption or something.. so annoying.
Jill replying to a comment from freddiefrank / August 21, 2014 at 08:48 am
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Totally agreed. Plus, if Bang Bang is just an offshoot of Bakerbots, do they really need two listings? Side by side? Taking first and second place? Come onnnn blogTO...
Lipo / August 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm
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Grilled cheese ice cream sandwitch?! Really!? I'll pas
ActiveToronto / August 21, 2014 at 03:33 pm
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Hands down, Moo Milk has the best. However, these are pretty easy to make on your own, try it, it's just as good! Just watch out that you don't get addicted...
@ActiveToronto / August 21, 2014 at 03:34 pm
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Hands down, Moo Milk has the best. However, these are pretty easy to make on your own, try it, it's just as good! Just watch out that you don't get addicted...
Jo / August 21, 2014 at 07:56 pm
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Yes, okay. BUT WHERE DO I GET THE MACARON ONE?!
Phil / August 25, 2014 at 01:04 pm
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You can get ice cream sandwiches delivered with the Giftagram app! Use my code: PM433 for $10 off!
hair salons toronto / September 10, 2014 at 05:59 pm
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Mmm... these looks amazing!! Does anybody know if G for Gelato makes Gelato Sandwhiches as well, their gelatos are fantastics!
Hazel / September 20, 2014 at 05:35 pm
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Sweet Olenkas has THE BEST ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. Wanted to go to Bang Bang, but didn't feel like waiting in line for 45 mins. Sweet Olenkas is just down the street and the ice cream sandwich (salted caramel) was one of the best things I've ever eaten. So happy we went there instead of BB - way better & no line!

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