Posted: 09/01/2021 | 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! You can also download a printable ice cream trail here!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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