ice cream


a frozen food containing cream or milk and butterfat, sugar, flavoring, and sometimes eggs.

Nearby words

  1. ice bridge,
  2. ice bucket,
  3. ice cap,
  4. ice cave,
  5. ice chest,
  6. ice crystals,
  7. ice cube,
  8. ice dance,
  9. ice dancing,
  10. ice dock

Origin of ice cream

First recorded in 1735–45

Can be confusedice cream sherbet sorbet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ice cream

ice cream


a kind of sweetened frozen liquid, properly made from cream and egg yolks but often made from milk or a custard base, flavoured in various ways
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Word Origin and History for ice cream

ice cream


1744, earlier iced cream (1680s), from ice (n.) + cream (n.).

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