Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A smooth, sweet, cold food prepared from a frozen mixture of milk products and flavorings, containing a minimum of 10 percent milk fat and eaten as a snack or dessert.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dessert made from frozen sweetened cream or a similar substance, usually flavoured.
  • n. A snack consisting of ice cream on a stick or in a wafer cone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. cream, milk, or custard, sweetened, flavored, and frozen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A confection made by congealing variously flavored cream or custard in a vessel surrounded with a freezing-mixture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavoring
  • n. frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavoring

Etymologies

iced + cream (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Barbara,” Mrs. Wilkerson asked, “did your mother give you ice cream money today?”

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • The company redesigned the product identity of Jack & Jill ice cream to evoke the “ice cream man” that many of us remember from childhood.

    Experiential Marketing

  • I find a dairy, two bus stops away, and although it is usually out of milk by noon, it sells delicious, raisin-studded ice cream packed into a waffle cone by a big morose woman, nine kopeks for as much as she decides to scoop in.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Viola had made her own wedding cake, an iced angel food in three graduated layers ornamented with rosebuds and garlands, and hand-churned the ice cream served out of bell-shaped molds.

    First Man

  • A brilliant example of FEEL marketing at the point of consumption comes from Häagen-Dazs in Europe and Asia.1 Häagen-Dazs cafés are designed as romantic settings where customers can experience the sensual pleasures of premium ice cream and the joys of love.

    Experiential Marketing

  • On the second day as our driver, she took dollar bills from our cigar-box cash drawer and bought us all ice cream cones—and a pack of cigarettes for herself.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Or perhaps it was because I recalled this man eating an ice cream on a cool morning, his lips sucking busily away like a spider draining a fly, watching me as I drove down Portland Street.

    The Killing Kind

  • At recess, Mrs. Wilkerson asked my brother David if Mother had given us ice cream money that day and, of course, he told her “no.”

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • I think of the worst thing that may happen, my cruelest possible punishment, the loss of a Sunday trip to the ice cream kiosk with my father: the ten-minute walk to Theatre Square, where from the frozen, steaming depths of a metal cart a morose woman lifts a waffle cup packed with ice cream called crème brulee, hard as stone.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • The favorite of the senior bakers was the hot-buttered bread, but the greatest fringe benefit for me was getting to eat the ice cream and homemade chocolates.

    First Man

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