The Best Ice Cream Sandwich in Toronto
The best ice cream sandwich in Toronto can be found at bake shops, ice cream parlours and even fast food burger joints around the city. Improving upon the already awesome, handheld combination of crunchy cookie and creamy frozen filling hardly seems necessary, and yet this list proves it has been done.
Along with classic variations, ice cream sandwiches are available in all sorts of fancy flavours loaded onto inventive platforms like donuts, pop tarts and grilled cheese buns.
Here is the list of the best ice cream sandwiches in Toronto.
Tucked away on Delaware (near Ossington Station's west entrance) this bake shop does ice cream sammies ($4 for half, $6.50 full) in quirky customizable combos like say, peanut butter grape jelly ice cream between everything cookies, or, Cinnamon Toast Crunch ice cream between birthday cake cookies. More »
Situated on Yonge north of Eglinton, this diner reinvents the summertime treat with fresh, hot donuts to melt its frozen centre. Select from a choice of 18 Greg's ice cream flavours (the house recommends toasted marshmallow) and top it off with caramel or chocolate sauce and toppings like skor bits for $5.50 an order. More »
This milk and cookie bar in the Beaches keeps the nostalgic childhood treat deliciously simple. Here, ice cream sandwiches layer classic 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 still new to Kensington Market, Swedish cafe from the team behind Splendido does $4 ice cream sandwiches with sweet lemon curd and vanilla ice cream between pistachio cookies. More »
Build your own ice cream sandwich at this Bloor West Village bake shop. Select from house baked chocolate chip, oatmeal or double chocolate cookies and Kawartha Dairy ice creams, then have it rolled in a choice of toppings like toffee bits, crushed pecans or sprinkles for $4.75. More »
This Queen West cafe across from Trinity Bellwoods does ice cream sandwiches from a choice of 11 Greg's ice cream flavours smooshed between signature chocolate ginger snap cookies for $4. The new snack shop down the street offers them too. More »
Come to this Parkdale gelato shop for the Cookie Monster ($5) featuring a choice of house made gelato flavours scooped between two homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for $5. Or, order the Gelato Burger for $5.50 and have it smothered with caramel or chocolate toppings. More »
A specialty only available at the Queen and Spadina location, the Vatican on Ice ($5) features two grilled cheese sandwiches (on buns) with ice cream in the middle. Definitely wins points for originality. More »
At this Distillery District spot, ice cream sandwiches are on offer with cookies or brownies for $4.43. Flavours change frequently, but look out for this recent success, Spent-grain cookies (a byproduct of beer making that makes for cookies similar to oatmeal) with raspberry wheat beer ice cream. More »
Order thick cookie sandwiches ($5) or cookie sliders ($4) ready-made from the freezer at this popular College Street ice cream parlour. Typically there are 10-15 ice cream flavours to pick from, sandwiched between house bake chocolate chip or double chocolate chip cookies. More »
This West Queen West snack bar is open late night and is known to keep three types of cookies (like a bacon butterscotch) on hand for ice cream sandwiches ($5.50). Customize the filling with one of eight Greg’s Ice Cream flavours on rotation or try the icy treat layered with two Pop Tarts ($7). More »