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The Best Ice Cream Sandwich in Toronto

The best ice cream sandwich in Toronto simplifies the essential summertime task of stuffing your cheeks with oodles of chewy, sticky, sweet ice cream. With cookies — for structure, texture, and unrestrained joy — these desserts one-up any average cone.

Here is the best ice cream sandwich in Toronto.


Ernie's Icebox
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Ernie's Icebox

Unwrapping a giant ice cream sandwich from this Baby Point spot feels as lavish and naughty as pulling back the peel on a forbidden fruit. With fresh-baked cookie and a broad midsection of velvety ice cream, each specimen — from Grey Honey on blondie to Cinnamon Toast on peanut butter — is both nostalgic and novel, and entirely impossible to put down.

Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery
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Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery

Among Ossington's many draws, this takeout ice cream shop ranks near the top. Picking and choosing between a riot of ice cream flavours and elaborate sandwichers, customers create their ultimate frozen treat — be it Ontario Cherry between Rococoa cookies or Burnt Toffee and Caramel Corn tucked into a crisp, still-warm, nubby egg waffle.


Honey's
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Honey's

When a cup feels ho-hum, trade it for the hell-yeah experience a sandwiched ice cream guarantees. From Choco Tacos, with a waffle batter shell, to classic chocolate chip cookies hugging cookie-cluttered Cookies & Cream, there are no duds at this plant-based store.

Lickadee Split
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Lickadee Split

If you like your ice cream old-fashioned and hard-scooped, this spacious East York spot serves the stuff of dreams. Flavours won't blow your mind, but generously portioned, then compressed between fresh cookies, they always taste as good as they did when you were 10.


Booyah
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Booyah

St. Clair West's go-to for flawless ice cream sandwiches serves customizable desserts to giddy throngs. Any of the team's dozens of flavours tastes spectacular alone but reaches new heights huddled between butter-full or vegan house-baked cookies. Just one bite, and you know what you'll be shouting.


Midnight Cookie
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Midnight Cookie

Made-to-order cookies come in Snickerdoodle, White Chocolate Sprinkle, Just The Dough and other tempting flavours at this Yonge & Eglinton bakery. Understanding the obvious next move, the team is now sandwiching swirls of soft serve and gelato between their ooey, gooey, tender and crisp baked goods.

Ed's Real Scoop
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Ed's Real Scoop

Some wait for dessert, but the chonky ice cream sandwiches served at this local chain (with locations in the Beaches, Roncesvalles Village, and more) are perfectly acceptable as an entire meal, all on their own. Probe the freezer for rotating flavours, and sate hunger with homemade cookies holding a healthy serving of fresh ice cream.


Summer's Ice Cream
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Summer's Ice Cream

Even the city's toniest citizens lose their cool around this Yorkville shop's number of fresh ice cream flavours. Opting for that ice cream in hulking sandwich form may not be the most elegant choice — there will be dripping, frantic licking, and a mad dash to finish before collapse — but it is among the most delicious.

The Big Chill
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The Big Chill

There are plenty of ways to order your ice cream at this Little Italy institution, but nobody ever complained with a drippy, tempting, sweet sandwich in their sticky hands. Flavours — from Cookie Monster to Tiger-Tail and Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt — abound so take your time finding your best match.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Ernie's Icebox


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