Where to get Seriously Good Ice Cream in the North East
A good ice cream is the perfect treat, whatever the weather! Luckily there’s plenty of choice for amazing gourmet ice cream in the North East, with handmade artisan ice cream and sundaes, Italian-style gelato and American-style dessert parlours.
There’s a handy list below of fantastic places all within around half an hour’s drive of Gateshead, including seaside, countryside and city locations, with options for dining in, takeaway or home delivery – so whatever your plans are, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus plenty of dairy free vegan sorbets!
The mouth watering flavours below are for illustrative purposes only – some parlours regularly rotate the flavours on offer, so you may have to keep returning to try out the full range!
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Arrighi’s Crescent Cafe 📌 3 Avenue Crescent, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0DN 🍦 Homemade Italian ice-cream, including cones, cups & wafers. 👉 Takeaway only (look out here for updates on cafe re-opening). 🌊 Close to the beach. 📣 Huge refurbishment underway! Coming soon, a whole new authentic Italian food menu with homemade fresh pastas & much more!!
🍦Lemon and Ginger🍦Tiramisu🍦Cookies and Cream🍦Strawberry🍦Mango Alphonso🍦Stracciatella🍦Salted Caramel🍦Coconut🍦Amarena Cherry🍦Orange🍦Strawberry🍦Banana🍦Sicilian Pistachio🍦Honeycomb🍦Wild Berries🍦Rum and Raisin🍦Crème Brûlée🍦Mint Choc Chip🍦Passion Fruit Ripple🍦Chocolate🍦Original
Look out for seasonal ice cream specials on Facebook and Instagram. Vegan options are also available besides seasonal fresh fruit sorbets. Plus, food menu available for take away, and bespoke cakes and ice cream cakes for special occasions.
Beckleberry’s 📌 Cowen Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5TW 🍦 Gourmet ice cream & sorbet tubs from 100ml to 5 litre. 👉 Collection or delivery within 10 mile radius of Blaydon. Order here. 📣 New coffee shop coming soon to Intu Metrocentre! Get the latest updates here.
Vanilla🍦Chocolate🍦Salted Caramel🍦Chocolate Orange🍦Lemon Curd🍦Hazelnut Praline🍦Eton Mess🍦White Chocolate Flake🍦Coconut and Pineapple🍦Turkish Delight🍦Bubblegum🍦Cinder Toffee🍦Maple and Walnut🍦Irish Cream🍦 Horlicks and Malteaser🍦Double Butterscotch
Plus… sorbets, brownies, crumbles, tarts, cheesecakes, celebration cakes, afternoon tea, quiche, set treat boxes, and a wide range of individual deserts.
Bee Happy Play Cafe 📌 26 Bracken Hill, South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, Co. Durham, SR8 2LS 🍦 Lickety Split ice cream and sundaes. 👉 Eat in or takeaway. Book a table here. 🌞 Enclosed outdoor play area ideal for little ones.
Ciccarelli Artisan Gelato 📌 Links Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3PL 🍦 Artisan gelato and sorbet cones & tubs, sundaes and large take home tubs. 👉 Takeaway only (look out here for updates on cafe re-opening). 🌊 Close to the beach and an outdoor children’s playground.
Minchella & Co Ice Cream Parlours 📌 9-11 Ocean Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2HT 📌 Sea Road, South Shields, South Tyneside, NE33 2LD 🍦 Ice cream, luxury sundaes and tubs. 👉 Takeaway and outside seating available, located to the back of the parlour with a one way system in place to be seated. Card payments only. 🌊 Close to the beach.
Plus.. Thailand delicacy pan ice, freshly made waffles & crèpes, cakes, jar cakes, cookie dough, mini doughnuts balls, nachos, milkshakes, slush and smoothies.
Wheelbirks Farm 📌 Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7HY 🍦 Jersey ice cream and sundaes. 👉 Dine in or takeaway. 🌞 Working farm with animals, orchard and outdoor play area (indoor play currently closed).