\ 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

Noun What flavor of ice cream do you like?
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ousley, who is president of the school board for the 27,000-student Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas, plans to get her 13- and 15-year-olds promptly vaccinated and then celebrate with ice cream. Heather Hollingsworth And Todd Richmond, Star Tribune, "US parents excited over prospect of virus shots for children," 5 May 2021 Finish Mom’s meal with either vanilla panna cotta with fresh berries, a lemon lavender tart or a chocolate ganache tart with vanilla ice cream. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Celebrate Mom with these Mother’s Day dining and takeout specials," 1 May 2021 An avid runner, Ratterman has had nothing but the cherry ice ball with chocolate ice cream as his flavor over the past three summers. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, "Northern Kentucky candy shop's ice balls are back for summer," 11 Apr. 2021 Filet mignon and sea bass are on the menu for the main, accompanied by mashed potatoes and vegetables, with peach cobbler and apple pie with ice cream the dessert. Ben Morse, CNN, "Dustin Johnson to serve pigs in a blanket, filet mignon at Masters Champions Dinner," 6 Apr. 2021 Finally, dessert choices: peach cobbler and apple pie, with vanilla ice cream. Tim Reynolds, ajc, "Kids put on show in Drive, Chip and Putt finals at Augusta," 4 Apr. 2021 The video opens with Rodrigo driving through Malibu with strawberry ice cream before ending up at a mossy home. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, "Olivia Rodrigo Wonders If You Have ‘Deja Vu’ on Psychedelic New Single," 1 Apr. 2021 Now a former customer is opening a café there — complete with ice cream. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The former South Milwaukee Dairy Queen will become a cafe - with ice cream - by June, new owners say," 31 Mar. 2021 And my favorite food is blueberry pie with French vanilla ice cream. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "On the clock: How the clock became king," 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of ice-cream


1874, in the meaning defined above


1743, in the meaning defined above

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“Ice-cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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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