ice cream

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Origin of ice cream

First recorded in 1735–45
Can be confusedice cream sherbet sorbet
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Related Words for ice cream

sherbet, sorbet, ice, gelato

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British Dictionary definitions for ice cream

ice cream

noun
  1. 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
n.

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

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