Believe it or not, the Internet can be useful sometimes. This is one of those times. Finally, there's an app that can clue you in to whether the ice cream machine at McDonalds is broken.

you'll never have to go up to the drive-thru window again and hear the terrifying words "sorry, our ice cream machine is down"

Gotta give Time credit for this one. They clued me in to this life-changing application. It's called Ice Check and it does what it says. It gives real-time updates for all McDonalds ice cream machines in the area. Try not to hurt your head on the ceiling when you jump with glee.

According to its official app store listing, here are the features of Ice Check:

Real-time updates from McDonald’s locations across the world
Update the status of ice cream machines near you
Unlock money-saving deals from participating locations!
Bookmark your favorite locations
Turn-by-turn directions to each location
Easily share your results with friends

Now, for the bad news. At the moment, it's only available for iPhones. Sorry Android users. Time to friend an Apple-loving ice cream pal.

But, if that's you, you'll never have to go up to the drive-thru window again and hear the terrifying words "sorry, our ice cream machine is down".