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.
Find 30+ fantastic places for ice cream in our A-Z below along with a handy map to help plan your days out – including seaside, countryside and city locations, and even some with kids’ play areas.
A selection of some of the amazing mouth watering flavours (including plenty of dairy free vegan sorbets and ice cream) is given as an example, although often menus are regularly rotated so you may have to keep returning to see what’s new!
If you have any recommendations to add to the list, please do get in touch here🙂
Details are subject to change, please check directly with providers for the latest updates and opening info before making plans. Photos and flavours are for illustrative purposes only, actual products and availability may vary.
Arrighi’s Crescent Cafe 📌 Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0DN 🍦 Homemade Italian ice-cream, including cones, cups & wafers.
Pecan Pie🍦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
Plus… bespoke cakes and ice cream cakes for special occasions, afternoon tea and authentic Italian food menu for light bites and meals. Look out for seasonal ice cream specials on Facebook and Instagram. Vegan options are also available besides seasonal fresh fruit sorbets. And… not far from the beach🌊
Beckleberry’s 📌 Cafe: Metrocentre Upper Blue Mall (opposite Primark), Gateshead 📌 Store Pickup: Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5TW 🍦 Gourmet ice cream & sorbet. 👉 Dine in cafe, or collection/delivery of 100ml to 5 litre tubs from Blaydon. More info 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.
Chilled OUT Gelato 📌 Seaham Harbour, Co Durham, SR7 7XR 🍦 Gelato & sorbet tubs and sundaes. 👉 Dine in, or order here for collection.
Plus… waffles, cake, puddings, cookie dough, milkshakes & smoothies. And… close to the beach🌊
Ciccarelli Artisan Gelato 📌 Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3PL 🍦 Artisan gelato and sorbet cones & tubs, sundaes and large take home tubs. 👉 Dine in or takeaway.
Plus… from Coastline restaurant, fish & chips, pizza, burgers, chicken, sausage and pies. And… close to the beach and an outdoor children’s playground🌊👦
Cream Curls 📌Durham: Front Street, Houghton le Spring, DH46LR 📌Newcastle: Chillingham Road, Heaton, NE6 5LP 📌Northumberland: Central Arcade, Ashington, NE63 9AE 📌South Shields: Ocean Road, NE33 2JF 📌Sunderland: Grangetown, SR2 9QF 📌Washington: Concord, NE37 2DT* *reopened under new management 24th June 2022! 🍦 Handcrafted ice cream rolls, soft scoop tubs & cones, and sundaes. 👉 Dine in, or collection/delivery by telephone order or online.
Pistacchio🍦Hazelnut Piemonte IGP🍦Amarena Cherry🍦Hazelnut Rocher🍦Strawberry🍦Battenberg🍦Sea Salted Caramel🍦Belgian Chocolate🍦Strawberry Cheesecake🍦Biscoff🍦Chocolate Brownie🍦Honeycomb🍦Mint Choc Chip🍦White Chocolate🍦Cookies & Cream🍦Lemon Sorbet🍦Mango Alfonso Sorbet🍦Passion Fruit Sorbet
Plus… flat bread, paninis, artisan pizza, cannoli and sides (lactose free vegan cheese and gluten free options available). And… Whitley Bay branches close to the beach, Ouseburn branch by a riverside walk🌊
Lickety Split 📌 Seaham: North Terrace, Co Durham, SR7 7EU 📌 Durham: Belmont Industrial Estate, DH1 1GG 🍦 Multiple national award winning locally produced ice cream, with tubs, cones and sundaes. 👉 Dine in or takeaway.
Plus… paninis, sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, cakes, milkshakes, slush and smoothies. And… Seaham branch close to the beach🌊 & Durham branch in Infinite Air Trampoloine Park👦
Mark Toney & Co 📌 Grainger Street, Newcastle, NE1 5JE 📌 Percy Street, Newcastle, NE1 7RW 🍦 Hand-made dairy ice creams and sundaes based on Italian family recipe. 👉 Dine in or takeaway. More info here.
Plus… brownies, waffles, and a range of vegan ice cream and sorbets, such as: chocolate🍦cinder raspberry ripple🍦mint🍦lemoncello🍦strawberry🍦Oreo🍦 bubblegum And… loyalty scheme for loads of freebies and discounts, free all day parking, outdoor seating, disabled access, free Wi-Fi, & super friendly!
Minchella & Co Ice Cream Parlours 📌 9-11 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2HT 📌 Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD 🍦 Ice cream, luxury sundaes and tubs. 👉 Takeaway or dine in at parlours
Plus… afternoon tea, cake jars, cakes, traybakes, cheesecakes, waffles, cookie dough, whippy slush, floats, freak shakes, smoothies, iced brews and slushies. And… close to a riverside walk🌊 & regular ‘Cake & Play’ stay&play sessions at selected times at Dunston Community Centre Cafe👶
Tutti Frutti Whitburn 📌 Whitburn Village, Sunderland, SR6 7BX 🍦 American style parlour with ice cream cones, tubs and sundaes. 👉 Dine in or takeaway
Plus… waffles, toasties, subs, hot dogs, burgers, pizza, and shakes. And… close to the beach🌊
Waffles and Cones 📌 Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, NE26 2DN 🍦 English and Italian gelato and sundaes. 👉 Dine in, or collection/delivery online here.