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The Best Ice Cream Sandwich in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 19, 2013

ice cream sandwich TorontoThe 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.

See also:

The Best Ice Cream in Toronto
The best gelato in Toronto
The best frozen yogurt in Toronto

Bakerbots

Bakerbots

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 »

Uncle Betty's Diner

Uncle Betty's Diner

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 »

Moo Milk Bar

Moo Milk Bar

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 »

Fika Cafe

Fika Cafe

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 »

Sweet Flour

Sweet Flour

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 »

White Squirrel

White Squirrel

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 »

Boreal Gelato

Boreal Gelato

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 »

The Burger's Priest (Queen West)

The Burger's Priest (Queen West)

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 »

Sweet Escape Patisserie

Sweet Escape Patisserie

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 »

The Big Chill

The Big Chill

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 »

Barton Snacks

Barton Snacks

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 »

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

This east Chinatown bakery does $4 ice cream sandwiches nestled between dark chocolate cookies with a choice of either housemade strawberry or English Brown Bread ice cream that is really more akin to a frothy frozen mousse. More »

Discussion

22 Comments

Jan / July 19, 2013 at 02:22 pm
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You forgot Cookie Martinez!
Gloria / July 19, 2013 at 02:37 pm
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My boyfriend had a pretty excellent three-fer at Pizzeria Libretto ... hazelnut shortbread with vanilla, chocolate, and espresso gelato (this one was the best). Enough to share, but we didn't, really :|
Sweet Flour / July 19, 2013 at 03:16 pm
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Thanks for the call-out Blog TO! You can also find our cookies combined with amazing gelato from Be Good Gelato who sells ice-cream sandwiches via bike throughout the city. Check them out here:
http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2013/06/gelato_on_wheels_now_available_in_toronto/
Norm / July 19, 2013 at 03:29 pm
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I love the White Squirrel, but their ice cream sandwiches are the worst. Two dry/crumbly cookies that couldn't be worse vessels for ice cream if they tried.
Dony / July 19, 2013 at 03:32 pm
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Nah, bakerbots is not the best ice cream sandwich at all, hard ice cream with flavourless cookies, can't even eat it, ice cream just comes out the sides and sh*t. plus it's expensive.
sw / July 19, 2013 at 03:53 pm
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Barton Snacks FTW!
w-hat / July 19, 2013 at 04:09 pm
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I lived in Icesandwicha for about 8 years and I can tell you that none of these Ice Cream sandwiches are authentic.
4ChanApologist / July 19, 2013 at 04:21 pm
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While not technically an ice-cream sandwich, Capitano Burgers at yonge/bloor has a "Gelato Burger" which is just a gob of super-tasty homemade gelato (your choice of flavour) on a sweet, freshly baked bun. It may sound odd, but it's oh-so delicious.
AG / July 19, 2013 at 05:28 pm
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Bakerbots, for the vegan chocolate cookie sandwich. Mad pricey at $5 and $9 for a half/whole though.
lol / July 19, 2013 at 08:30 pm
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Stop kidding yourselfs... the best ice cream sandwhich are the Oeros that 711 sells
Chantal / July 20, 2013 at 11:14 am
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Be Good Gelato! They were probably too new for the voting, but they have fabulous homemade gelato and tasty cookies. I've started stalking them as they roam around the city on their bike with freezer cart.
marlene / July 20, 2013 at 02:44 pm
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Don't forget about Rose & Sons new outdoor restaurant, BIG CROW!!! Great ice cream sandwiches in 3 flavors - peanut butter & jam, smore, and raspberry lemon curd...Yum! :)
Moaz Ahmad / July 20, 2013 at 05:06 pm
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Ice cream inside bread is an excellent quick, easy to carry snack. The ice cream in sweet hot dog style buns in Thailand is just perfect.
Mona / July 21, 2013 at 06:49 pm
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There is a girl who comes to Withrow Park every weekend with homemade ice cream sandwiches. She has a maple bacon flavour that's surprisingly good.
Kat / July 23, 2013 at 10:59 am
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Bunner's Bakeshop in the Junction has really good gluten-free vegan ice cream sandwiches.
sophie replying to a comment from AG / July 25, 2013 at 10:53 am
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heyhehyhey $5 for a vegan icecream sandwich thats damn delicious is fucking awesome! most places on this list sell there sandwiches for $5 and they arent vegan n dont taste half as good!!

btw bakerbots vegan cookies are also gluten free, and they have 2 dairy free flavors + tons of gluten free ice cream
Mio / July 29, 2013 at 05:08 pm
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any list that does not include The Gabardine is incomplete
chipped tooth / August 7, 2013 at 09:25 am
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Just had a sandwich from the White Squirrel for the first time last night. The cookies were rock hard. Not frozen, but like diamond cut rock hard. Not very enjoyable.
Silvia / August 7, 2013 at 07:44 pm
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I agree with 4chan! I tried the Gelato Burger @ Capitano Burgers & Gelato, and it was amazing! You get to pick any two scoops and they seal them up inside a home-made bun for you. They shouldve made the list.
Anna / February 21, 2014 at 03:24 pm
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delicious :D
Anna / February 21, 2014 at 03:26 pm
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Lovely ice cream sandwich Like in Papas Freezeria :) love this blog
Anna / February 21, 2014 at 03:27 pm
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waiting for updates :)

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