\ 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

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\ 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 If the feel of the frozen fish on the tongue recalled a light sorbet, the frozen raw reindeer was like a rich ice cream. Anton Troianovski, New York Times, "Arctic Dining: Think Frozen Sashimi, With a Side of Reindeer Blood," 9 Feb. 2020 On a recent day at Mount Fargo, a steady stream of large dump trucks dropped off their loads at the base of the hill, which looked sort of like a wedge of coffee and Oreo ice cream because of sand and salt mixed in with the snow. Joe Barrett, WSJ, "Snow Piles Up in Fargo. Not Necessarily Because It Snowed.," 6 Feb. 2020 The festivities include portraits by the Pet Fur’tographer, door prizes and refreshments: free doggy ice cream sundaes and smoothies for the two-leggers. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Take your furry valentine out to get a photo," 6 Feb. 2020 Adam's Cafe Located just outside Sun City, Adam's Cafe serves hearty breakfast fare, sandwiches, cakes and ice cream. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Here are 10 new breakfast and brunch restaurants to try in metro Phoenix," 5 Feb. 2020 Specialty cocktails and Graeter's ice cream will be available for purchase. Briana Rice,, "How and where to celebrate Galentine's Day in Cincinnati," 4 Feb. 2020 Keep an eye out then for the colorful DoughCone truck, which offers delectable donut ice cream cones served with unlimited toppings. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "From elote fries to Korean BBQ, here are 21 of Houston's best food trucks and where to find them," 30 Jan. 2020 The dessert company says the Keto Series is lower in calories than regular ice cream without sacrificing flavor. Jazmin Goodwin, USA TODAY, "Halo Top introduces 7 flavors of keto-friendly ice cream," 24 Jan. 2020 Sweet Nothings described its ice cream-like product as a snack full of superfoods like chia and flax seeds. Janelle Bitker,, "Trend-spotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco," 22 Jan. 2020

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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 26 Feb. 2020.

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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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