\ 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


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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The owner of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream said Tuesday that Sunny Jain, currently Amazon’s head of consumables, would begin his new role in June. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Amazon Executive to Head Unilever’s Beauty Business Amid Digital Push," 26 Mar. 2019 These are my go-to favorites for when the sweet tooth strikes: Prepackaged ice creams: A Mini Klondike, Blue Bunny Mini Cone, or single-serving Häagen-Dazs cup are better options than bringing the whole tub into your home. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Is Sugar Bad for You? Here's What You Need to Know," 26 Mar. 2019 The one-bedroom suite features Chanel N°5 fragrance and bath amenities, a library featuring classic Monroe films and books, and a special menu for in-room dining (Monroe famously loved steaks and ice cream sundaes). Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "Inside the New Marilyn Monroe and Howard Hughes Bungalows at the Beverly Hills Hotel," 21 Mar. 2019 Over on beauty blog Trendmood, fans are already putting in their requests for foods like tacos, sushi, and ice cream. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Glamlite Cosmetics Debuts a Burger Eye Shadow Palette to Follow Up Last Year's Pizza-Themed Launch," 11 Mar. 2019 Dez’s dessert joins a growing list of frozen confections inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean, like the booza served in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the cinnamon-honey ice cream with bits of baklava at the new Ample Hills outpost in Astoria, Queens. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Frozen Yogurt With a Twist," 9 July 2018 There's no better way to celebrate America's birthday than with delicious sweets — donuts, ice cream, cakes, and more — decked out in the nation's official colors. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "25 Red, White, and Blue Desserts to Celebrate 4th of July," 13 June 2018 Spoonthumb Ice Cream will sell small-batch, gourmet ice cream in flavors themed for each production on Fridays and family nights. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "Idaho Shakespeare Festival brings Stephen King, ABBA and more," 23 May 2018 Participants can also register on the morning of the event at 6 a.m. The ride fee includes refreshments and snacks, including home-baked cookies, ice cream and watermelon. Michelle Mullins, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin News Digest: Mayor's walking challenge, Lord portraits, Fox Trot," 18 May 2018

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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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