Best ice cream sandwiches in Vancouver

Jun 27 2016, 11:06 pm

As the temperature rises in Vancouver keep your cool this summer with everyone’s favourite frozen treat: a delectable ice cream sandwich.

With a stack of ice cream makers putting their own unique spin on this dessert mash-up, here are seven ice cream sandwiches to devour this summer.

Cadeaux Bakery

Photo courtesy of Cadeaux Bakery

Photo courtesy Cadeaux Bakery

Squashed between a delicious thin chocolate wafer, the ice cream sandwiches at this Gastown bakery are an extremely popular treat, particularly when the temperature begins to rise. Cadeaux Bakery always carries their classic Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich and a few other flavours that changes regularly. Right now they include Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Brownie Praline.

Address: 172 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-608-8889
Twitter: @cadeauxbakery

720 Sweets & Etc.

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Photo courtesy 720 Sweets & Etc.

This dessert-focused purveyor, known for their delicious home-crafted soft serve, Instagram-worthy toppings, and dazzling nitrogen smoke factor, also whips up a range of ice cream sandwiches. These handheld delights come in Classic, Vanilla, Matcha, and Milk’ee flavours.

Address: 3278 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 778-229-9278
Twitter: @720sweets

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Crunchy-meets-creamy at Beta5 each year when the dessert-focused store launches a delicious range of ice cream sandwiches, perfect for a midday snack. This summer flavours include Salted Caramel, Mint Choc Chip, Rhubarb Vanilla, and more. 

Address: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-3336
Twitter: @beta5chocolates

Bella Gelateria

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Photo courtesy Bella Gelateria (Julianna M. Jankowiak)

Bella Gelateria consistently tops the list as having the best gelato in Vancouver, so it should come as no surprise that the Italian inspired ice creamery serves up exquisite hand-crafted ice cream sandwiches. With cool concoctions like snickerdoodle and scotch cookie with black sesame gelato, chocolate and rosemary cookie with Earl Grey tea gelato, and a gingerbread cookie with Amerena cherry gelato, there are more than enough reasons to drop by Bella Gelateria.

Address: 1089 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Phone: 778-737-7890

Address: 1001 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-1010

Twitter: @bellagelateria

Brown Paper Packages

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Specializing in small-batch and artisanal ice cream sandwiches, Vancouver-based Brown Paper Packages produces irresistible frozen treats. Sold at local food markets around the city as well as at Pazzo Chow in Chinatown, Brown Paper Packages offers refreshing and intriguing flavour combinations like goat cheese and blueberry ice cream with an oatmeal and lemon cookie.

Address: Pazzo Chow, 620 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-835-1607
Twitter: @BPPicecream

Chicco Coffee & Dessert Bar

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It’s all about decadent treats at this Japanese-inspired dessert cafe on Robson Street. Alongside colourful parfaits and baked goods, the eatery also offers up a range of enticing ice cream sandwiches. Pressed between house-made macarons, Chicco’s ice cream flavours include Black Sesame, Raspberry, Mango, Green Tea, Double Chocolate, and more.

Address: 1504 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-633-1286

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Hugo’s Churros

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Lindsay William-Ross/Daily Hive

People went mad over churros ice cream sandwiches last summer, and we believe that this year will be no different. Brought to life by Hugo’s Churros this delicious cinnamon-sugar crusted morsel is comprised premium vanilla bean gelato from Vancouver’s very own Mario’s Gelati, which comes sandwiched between two flattened rounds of churros. Find these treats at Hugo’s Churro’s shop at the McArthur Glen Outlet this summer.

Twitter: @Hugoschurros

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