\ ˌīs-ˈkrēm How to pronounce ice-cream (audio) , ˈīs-ˌkrēm\

Definition of ice-cream

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of a color similar to that of vanilla ice cream

ice cream

\ ˌīs-ˈkrēm How to pronounce ice cream (audio) , ˈīs-ˌkrēm\

Definition of ice cream (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sweet flavored frozen food containing cream or butterfat and usually eggs

Examples of ice-cream in a Sentence


What flavor of ice cream do you like?

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Courier-Journal hauled ice cream from the Comfy Cow, Graeter's and Louisville Cream, and put some Louisville newbies to a blindfold taste test to settle debate. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Ale-8-One and Louisville Cream are teaming up for a Friday Freebie you can't resist," 12 July 2019 The cookie cheesecake smoosh is a generous slice of chocolate chip cheesecake topped with Oreos and chocolate sauce, and paired with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream, plus more chocolate sauce. Natalie Wade,, "What to eat at Taste of Chicago: We tried every booth to recommend our favorites," 9 July 2019 Sudo also holds the record for eating competitions in short form ice cream (16.5 pints), kimchi (8.5 lbs) and wild rice hotdish (14 lbs). Currie Engel, Time, "Joey Chestnut Claims 12th Title at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest," 4 July 2019 So began a series of pilgrimages to Nebraska, for steak and ice cream, that continue 19 years later. Ben Reiter,, "'What's a Scarlet Letter?' The Improbable Reinvention of A-Rod," 25 June 2019 If the sun comes out, join the mile-long queue for an overpriced ice cream, and feast on the sight of acres of greyish skin slowly turning pink. 1843, "The masochistic appeal of the British seaside," 25 June 2019 Also: the Houston Astros and the Houston Rockets, Space Camp, antigravity ballpoint pens, astronaut ice cream, the moonwalk, and Space Mountain. National Geographic, "Countdown to a new era inSpace," 17 June 2019 The to-go area highlights soft serve ice cream, cookies, bottles of wine and quick deli sides like green goddess kale salad and tuna macaroni, though anything off the regular menu can be ordered there as well. Janelle Bitker,, "Oakland brunch destination Grand Lake Kitchen opens ambitious second restaurant," 7 June 2019 Ireland loved snacking on ice cream, Jolly Ranchers freezer pops and fruit. Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, "Grandma turns playhouse into memorial for granddaughters found dead in Clay County," 6 July 2018

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1874, in the meaning defined above


1743, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ice cream

: a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream

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Kids Definition of ice cream

: a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream or butterfat

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