Five of the best ice cream shops in Newcastle to beat the heat this summer

Plenty of ice cream stores are dotted around Newcastle upon Tyne, perfect for those hoping to keep cool during the heat

As the heatwave draws nearer, it’s always good to remember that staple summer foods aren’t just a delightful treat but a great way to combat the heat.

Ice cream couldn’t be more appealing on a day when the sun is burning up the floor, and Newcastle thankfully has a number of places where great quality dessert treats are on offer.

I Scream for Pizza

It’s not just pizza the Quayside passers-by are screaming for at I Scream for Pizza, but their range of soft serves, hard shakes and share screamies.

From £3.50, a vegan chocolate or vegan vanilla shake is on offer, as well as some delightful iced coffee’s for those still hoping to top up their caffeine intake.

I Scream for Pizza also serves up a Screamines Single Serve of cookie dough with chocolate and vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce, just ask for the SGL Dough Eyes.

Mark Toney & Co Ltd

A bit of history to underscore the ice cream with the Grainger Market-based Mark Toney & Co Ltd.

Those wanting a classic cone in a café are best served here for some firm favourites and old classics that have stuck around Newcastle since 1892.

Heavenly Desserts Newcastle

Open every day from 12pm to 11pm, Heavenly Desserts Newcastle plants itself right in the heart of Newcastle and serves an amazing array of ice cream treats.

The chain offers an eat in or takeaway menu as well as vegan and gluten-free options for their vast variety of traditional, Italian gelato.

From £2 a scoop, it’s hard to think of anywhere else serving traditional Italian gelato right in the centre of Newcastle.

Caffe Ginevra Denton

Denton Park Shopping Center boasts a delightful place for ice cream and coffee shop with similar historical standing to Mark Toney & Co Ltd.

Caffe Ginevra Denton, the award-winning coffee shop founded in 1929, has an on-site location but also offers its unique blends for sale on their website.

Di Meo’s Riverside Ouseburn

Sincerely great-looking ice cream is plastered on the social pages of Ouseburn-based ice cream eatery Di Meo’s Riverside.

Its boast of colourful cream, flake-topped Parma Violet offerings and a beautiful location is enough to make the mouth water.

The eatery, like I Scream for Pizza, has a lovely blend of idyllic location and wonderful ice creams.