\ 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

Most people are more than enthusiastic to trade some of their crop for ice cream! Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Give rhubarb, get Wild Scoops ice cream. Also, where to get the season’s first strawberries.," 13 June 2019 Registration gets you one Polish Moon beer or non-alcoholic drink, an empanada or Polish sausage, and one scoop of ice cream for kids. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Polish Moon Ride is a rolling block party mixing Polish and Latino culture on Milwaukee's south side," 13 June 2019 Michigan Detroit: Michiganders have a superhuman love for ice cream. USA TODAY, "Pride pickup, sphinx on move, Tony Stark’s cabin: News from around our 50 states," 13 June 2019 USA TODAY Michiganders have a super-human love for ice cream. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Superman is Michigan's favorite ice cream flavor," 12 June 2019 Students in grades 7-12 are invited for a blind taste test of ice cream from 7 to 8 p.m. June 19. Carol Kovach,, "‘Cahoon in June’ festivities mark 50 years in Bay Village: West Shore Chatter," 11 June 2019 Three pints of Häagen-Dazs ice cream in January 2016. Tomás Mier,, "From Foot Files and Toothpaste to an Inflatable Bed: See Zendaya's Favorite Postmates Orders," 11 June 2019 Former Ravens safety Eric Weddle will no longer enjoy his post-win bowl of ice cream in his spacious Baltimore County home. Hallie Miller,, "Former Ravens safety Eric Weddle lists massive Baltimore County home for $895,000," 11 June 2019 Don't scream for ice cream just yet, though—the version LG debuted at SXSW was a non-working concept. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "LG's SnowWhite Prototype Is Like a Keurig for Ice Cream," 6 June 2019

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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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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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