Definition of ice cream in English:

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ice cream

noun

1A soft frozen food made with sweetened and flavored milk fat.
Example sentences
  • You can sample any of them with mini ice-cream spoons, from a tray of jars dedicated to that purpose.
  • I had a choc covered flake cone, and was frustrated to find ice-cream melting onto my fingers.
  • I have grown-up children and fortunately they were never big ice-cream lovers.
1.1A serving of this, typically in a bowl or a wafer cone or on a stick.
Example sentences
  • Fruit fools, jellies, and ice creams were popular desserts.
  • Desserts cost £2.95 and featured home-made puddings, gateaux and ice creams.
  • Blackcurrants are so intensely flavoured that you don't need much of their purée to make an ice cream.

Origin

Mid 18th century: alteration of iced cream.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ice cream

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