Grab a taste of these retro scenes as we look forward to Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 18.
The specially nominated day is an American tradition but it also gives us a chance to chew over some great ice cream images from the Shields Gazette archives.
And it is especially appropriate with temperatures once again soaring outside.
So whether you were on a South Shields beach or taking a break from activities at Marsden Cricket Club, we have it all. Take a look.
1. A treat in 2013
Tamzin Liddle and Nathan Fawkes enjoying an ice cream at the Sunderland Central Fire Station community open day.
2. A cool way to enjoy the air show
Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show. Sisters Sharmaine (left) and Charleen Sisimayi from the Park Lane area of Sunderland cool off with an ice cream.
3. Free cones in 2015!
Staff members Jennifer Hargrave, Ami Dixon-Smith, Dan Westgarth and James Briars from Empire Cinemas in Sunderland ahead of the Free Cone Day event in 2015. It helped to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Research.
Photo: David James Wood
4. Super sundae in 2013
Enjoying an Ice Cream Sundae on a sunny Bank Holiday weekend. Reanne Robinson from the Lickety Split Creamery, Seaham was pictured 8 years ago.
Photo: Picture by Peter Berry