\ ˌīs-ˈkrēm , ˈīs-ˌkrēm \

Definition of ice-cream 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of a color similar to that of vanilla ice cream

ice cream

\ ˌīs-ˈkrēm , 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

Finish your meal by building your own ice cream sundae or finding your favorite dipping combinations with the milk and white chocolate fountains. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "11 Chicago restaurants offering great brunch buffets," 13 July 2018 Firstly, Kardashian was spotted getting ice cream, while wearing a floral, retro bikini top with a matching skort. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kourtney Kardashian Wears Two Steamy Swimsuit Looks in One Day," 7 July 2018 Yes, chefs and owners Walter and Margarita Manzke are making ice cream!, "Bring on the heat," 30 June 2018 But the ritual of sitting down to a family meal is the most important thing to Portman—and, of course, everyone gets vegan ice cream for dessert. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "Natalie Portman’s Food Philosophies Mostly Involve Vegan Ice Cream," 22 June 2018 The Common Good Company, a group of local eateries, is offering ice cream made with kimchi, a spicy Korean staple. Annabelle Liang, Fox News, "Singapore Postcard: Summit a chance to showcase its food," 11 June 2018 Colonial Café will give out free ice cream from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 8 June 2018 Three years ago, Adrienne Nicole Borlongan didn’t know much about making ice cream. Sara Lieberman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Wanderlust Creamery Takes You Around the Globe in a Single Scoop," 25 May 2018 There’s such a thing as having too much chocolate ice cream by being handed a half gallon of it every day. Peter King,, "The Big Gamble: NFL Needs To Be Careful of ‘Unintended Consequences’ That Betting Could Bring," 16 May 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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