We’ve put together a list of top-notch ice cream parlours serving the sunshine snack we all love. Here’s where you should check in this weekend…
A family favourite in Yarm. Perfect for picking up an iced-good and roaming the high street on a Saturday afternoon – or kicking back by the River Leven on a sunny Sunday morning. All ice cream is homemade and includes over 60 flavours, meaning no two Sundaes experiences are the same. Cool, colourful and truly delicious.
Sorella – meaning sisters in Italian, is a swish, sweet serving spot on Stokesley high street. The ice creams are to die for – and a lovely companion for browsing the Friday Farmers’ Market when the sun is shining. Pop inside for savoury crepes, homemade cakes and tasty milkshakes.
Lickety Split, Seaham
Head to the coast for some seriously delicious ices! Lickety Split is the North East’s original, dedicated dessert parlour and offers award-winning ice cream, which has won two first place awards at the national ice cream competition. The quality, artisan ice cream is such a treat – and after all, what’s a day at the beach without one?
Archers Jersey Ice Cream, Redcar, Richmond & Darlington
Archers Jersey Ice Cream offers cool, contemporary ice cream in a handful of lovely, North East locations including Redcar, Richmond and Darlington. Archers ice cream is made with local milk and is produced exclusively at New Moor Farm by the pedigree Newmoor herd of Jersey cows. The New Moor Farm site offers sweet and savoury treats in a rural location, The Station site in Richmond is part of an exciting venue where you can grab an ice cream, browse the art gallery and check in at the cinema; and the Redcar site offers ocean-front sweet treats in The Hub Palace.
Spend an indulgent afternoon at Wheelbirks in Stocksfield where the whole family can enjoy delicious ice creams, milkshakes and luxury desserts all produced just a few hundred yards from your seat. It’s a stunning spot for a sunny weekend with friends and family – boasting beautiful views of the Northumberland countryside and celebrating the very best of local produce.
Vallum Tea Room & Ice Cream Parlour, East Wallhouses
The people at Vallum Farm know a thing or two about ice cream. Theirs is award-winning, created on-site by a highly-trained and skilled team of individuals and served daily in the farm’s renowned Tea Room & Ice Cream Parlour. It’s made the traditional way, with clean, good-quality ingredients. They’re also passionate about creativity. Inventing your ‘dream’ ice cream is the name of the game during their ice cream making courses, which last around two hours and take place all year round at the farm’s Little Dairy Lab. It’s a fab day out for the whole family – tasty too!
Di Meo’s Ice Cream, Whitley Bay
A firm favourite in the North East! Di Meo’s homemade Gelato is freshly made by hand every day and follows the family’s secret recipe dating back to 1925. Quality, freshness and traditional springs to mind – love and dedication is put into this fabulous produce from start to finish – so it’d be rude not to go and enjoy – particularly when the sun is shining!
Arrighi’s, Seaton Delaval
Arrighi’s is one of the North East’s best-loved homemade Italian ice cream parlous – bringing sunshine smiles to the faces of children and adults alike for many generations. Unique, award-winning and truly delicious – make sure you head to Seaton Delaval this summer to check it out!
Scoop & Bean, South Shields
The chicest of our favourite ice cream parlours. Scoop & Bean is an ultra cool venue serving ice cream, coffee, cakes, savouries and more. We can’t think of anywhere cooler to hang out on a sunny day – grab and go or sit inside, kick back and enjoy the flavours. Ice cream is what Scoop & Bean do best – so make sure you head over for a taste this summer!
Suggitts, Great Ayton
A North Yorkshire favourite. Great Ayton is the perfect summery destination for a walk along the river, a hike up Roseberry Topping and a lick of a Suggitts ice cream! Suggitts is a no-frills shop that is so unchanged that it has become cool and retro without realising it. Unchanged family-recipe ice-cream that has stayed the same for generations. A MUST!