Posted: 01/01/2024 | by Katie

Instagram-worthy Ice Cream & Desserts in Lancaster, PA

Picture-perfect desserts that are worth sharing.

Macaroon shop window

Want to satisfy your sweet tooth while sharing your adventures on Instagram? Lancaster County is home to beautiful, trendy, and just plain pretty desserts that are ready for their close up. From cookie dough served by the scoop to ice cream enjoyed while taking in the farmland views, the flavors to be savored will delight your taste buds.

Find your perfect Lancaster, PA dessert – but before you dig in, be sure to snap a pic to share!

Rolled Cold Creamery | 24 E Orange Street, Lancaster

This beautiful ice cream treat takes shape right before your eyes! Rolled Cold Creamery uses steel pans that are -19 degrees Fahrenheit to freeze the ice cream base as they chop and scrape in tasty additions – like brownie bits, fruit, and chocolate cookies. Whether you capture a video of the process or take a picture of the lovely end result before you dig it, this dessert is definitely worthy of the ‘gram.

Lancaster Cupcake | 24 W Orange Street and 260 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster

Picture-perfect cupcakes can be found at Lancaster Cupcake, with two locations in Lancaster and a food truck. Their cupcakes are as tasty as they are beautiful, and they were featured on Cupcake Wars. If you want to learn how to make stunning cupcakes of your own, they host themed decorating workshops for hands-on fun.

Bistro Barberet and Bakery

26 E King Street, Lancaster
Walking into Bistro Barberet and Bakery is like walking into a dream. Prestigious pastry chef Cedric Barberet and his team are creating stunning pastries that are ALMOST too beautiful to eat and macarons of every color. It’s a little slice of France right here in America.

E&A Candies

3614 Old Philadelphia Pk., Intercourse
They specialize in chocolate-covered strawberries, hand-dipped daily but also offer a wide variety of products. These include homemade jams, jellies, and canned fruits and vegetables. If you need a little snack, check out our homemade potato chips, nuts and dried fruit. They also offer vintage candies like, Mary Janes, Bit-O-Honey, wax bottles, and more.

Fox Meadows Creamery

2475 W Main Street, Ephrata
For delicious dessert with a beautiful view, head over to Fox Meadows Creamery. They’re serving up ice cream made with local dairy at their shop surrounded by dreamy Lancaster farmland. Enjoy the unique and classic flavors in a cup or cone, or dive into their extra tasty (and photo-worthy) Baked Fox, a scoop of ice cream surrounded by a cookie or brownie then pressed to perfection.

La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery

9 N Duke Street, Lancaster
The beautiful desserts at La Dolce Vita Courthouse Bakery will have your mouth watering and will get you plenty of “likes” on Instagram. Their cases are filled with Italian butter cookies, fruit tarts, mini pastries, cakes, breads, and so much more. Their classic tortes, Italian rainbow cookies, and cannolis are well worth the stop.

La Petite Patisserie

621 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster
From specialty cakes, pastries, and macarons La Petite Patisserie has tons of wonderful desserts. They can even special make orders for any catered event!

Lancaster Sweet Shoppe

141 N Duke St, Lancaster
Did someone say Stroopies?! Who can't resist that thin sweet dough with caramel in between, especially with a warm cup of coffee or tea! Not to mention they make the best photos or videos to share on Instagram.

Lapp Valley Farm Creamery and Café

4040 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville
Lapp Valley Farm Creamery and Cafe now features a delicious grilled menu featuring locally raised beef, Lancaster County cheese and homemade bread to the already fan-favorite ice-cream choices! Not to mention a selection of locally made food and gift products to purchase for your trip home.

House of Clarendon

240 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster
From gorgeous wedding cakes to a cupcake to satisfy your sweet tooth, House of Clarendon is the place to find those jaw-dropping confections. For the average day, they have cupcakes and petit fours, while your special occasions can be celebrating with their stunning custom cakes.

Savoy Truffle

106 S Queen Street, Lancaster
Within the walls of the Southern Market is Savoy Truffle. Not only do they curate beautiful cakes, but at the market you can find a selection of macarons, and beautifully decorated cupcakes, alongside tasty cake jars. Not only are the desserts here Insta-worthy, but the whole space is!

The Strasburg Country Store & Creamery

1 West Main St, Strasburg
Visiting The Strasburg Country Store & Creamery is like going back in time. One step inside the door and you’ll feel yesteryear come alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of fresh-baked waffle cones or chocolate being heated in 20-pound batches of their homemade fudge. Their ice cream contains our 14 house favorite flavors as well as a rotating selection of seasonal and fun feature flavors.

Scratch Bakes

3 West Main Street, Ephrata
Your friends on Instagram will swoon over the creative cupcakes and cakes from Scratch Bakes. They go beyond the typical cupcake, and can be customized for special occasions. They even offer “pup cups: for furry friends. Grab a cupcake, cup of coffee, and a comfy seat in their café and snap away!

Salt & Light Pastry

913 St Joseph St, Lancaster
Ruby makes beautiful cakes, macaroons and so many more deserts! She has some of her deserts offered in local shops in Downtown Lancaster. If you can't find any downtown then you can also order some macaroons on her website. She makes beautiful cakes for any special day you might have.

Spilt & Giggles

500 W Lemon St, Lancaster
Ice cream served all year round. Spilt and Giggles is a family owned ice cream shop offering up double dipped cones that are topped with vibrant colored ice cream. It will certainly offer a pop to those photos!

Taylor Chip

23 Center St, Gordonville & 1573 Manheim Pike, Lancaster
Taylor Chip is like nothing you’ve ever tried, their fresh and gooey cookies were carefully crafted using only the simplest of ingredients sourced with care. These extremely dense cookies are large enough to be featured in your next Instagram post. Stop one of their two locations, in Lancaster and Gordonville to see for yourself!

Nikki's Custard

1831 Oregon Pike, Lancaster
At Nikki's Custard, there is something delicious for everyone! They offer frozen custard with regularly changing flavors and toppings, milkshakes, "rock solids", non-dairy soft serve, and sorbet soft serve.

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