The Best Ice Cream Sandwich in Toronto
The 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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »