The snow has melted, the days are getting warmer, and there’s one thing on everyone’s mind in Western New York - ice cream!

Woman holding ice cream

Yup, after a long wait, it’s finally that time of year when our favorite local ice cream spots throw open their doors, signaling the unofficial start to spring. There’s really nothing like celebrating the end of winter with a cone or bowl of some creamy, delicious ice cream. 

The ice cream scene here in the Buffalo area is a great one. From timeless classics to new and innovative flavors, our local ice cream shops have something to satisfy every palate in Western New York. Whether you lean towards rich, fudgy, and decadent chocolate or a zingy Dole whip, there’s a ton of variety to choose from at our area ice cream stops. 

(And let’s not forget our vegan and lactose-free friends! With more and more places offering dairy-free options, everyone gets to have a yummy sweet treat.) 

When Will Ice Cream Shops Open For The Season In Western New York?

We’ve got the scoop (see what we did there?) on when our favorite Western New York ice cream spots will be opening up their doors for the season. Some of them are already open, just in time to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather we’re seeing this week. Others will be opening up soon!

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So if you’re wondering where you should grab your first ice cream treat this spring, keep scrolling - here is the list of the best ice cream spots in Western New York, and when we can enjoy them. 

Welcome back to ice cream season, Western New York!

Best Ice Cream Spots Opening Soon In Western New York

These are the popular places for ice cream in and around Buffalo, NY that will open soon (or are open already)!

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