Definition of ice cream in English:

ice cream

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A soft, sweet frozen food made with milk and cream and typically flavoured with vanilla, fruit, or other ingredients.

    • ‘The dessert menu is short, with the customary choices of creme caramel and ice cream.’
    • ‘You could, of course make your own sponge cake for this simple ice cream dessert.’
    • ‘We defined high fat dairy food as whole milk, ice cream, hard cheese, butter, and sour cream.’
    • ‘We loved to play on the roof and used to have mango ice-cream parties, musical evenings and fly kites up there.’
    • ‘For pudding I would have pecan pie and ginger ice cream with some kind of poison in it so I could cheat the hangman.’
    • ‘For every donation to the National Blood Service they will get a free ice-cream tub voucher.’
    • ‘The brief dessert menu offers ice cream and pancake as well as baklava and kadaif.’
    • ‘You can sample any of them with mini ice-cream spoons, from a tray of jars dedicated to that purpose.’
    • ‘Of the puddings, a warm chocolate fondant with peanut ice-cream and artichoke caramel really stood out.’
    • ‘My sticky toffee pudding with tablet ice cream was the only standard-issue part of our whole meal.’
    • ‘I had a choc covered flake cone, and was frustrated to find ice-cream melting onto my fingers.’
    • ‘I enjoyed the hot chocolate fondant with stem ginger ice-cream and my petit fours were a delight.’
    • ‘This is excellent on its own, but it would also be nice to serve it with ice-cream or custard.’
    • ‘I always have either tuna provencale, or the Drones burger and the warm chocolate tart with ice cream.’
    • ‘Visitors to Ripon may mistake the green and cream shelter in the Market Place for an ice-cream kiosk.’
    • ‘The fresh petals are used in salads, as garnishes, and to flavour milk puddings and ice cream.’
    • ‘All that followed by apple pie, custard and vanilla ice cream is my idea of heaven.’
    • ‘I have grown-up children and fortunately they were never big ice-cream lovers.’
    • ‘A passing ice-cream vendor did well however, when he stopped to see what was going on.’
    • ‘Dust with icing sugar, slice thickly and serve with custard, cream or ice-cream.’
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    1. 1.1[count noun]A serving of ice cream.
      • ‘I loved the trip to the bakery because that meant that I'd be treated to an ice cream.’
      • ‘We had an ice cream in the cafe afterwards, and here's Deidre looking very relaxed.’
      • ‘Desserts cost £2.95 and featured home-made puddings, gateaux and ice creams.’
      • ‘Visitors to English Heritage sites will end up buying the company's products if they want an ice cream.’
      • ‘A little child with a chocolate ice cream will think that they are in seventh heaven.’
      • ‘I sit down with an ice cream and tell myself that the semi-random walk showed me some less familiar bits of Rome.’
      • ‘But I would actually have one of my dad's ice creams on the island.’
      • ‘Even middle-aged and old people relish the taste and take homemade or branded ice creams as dessert.’
      • ‘Adding eggs leads to a level of richness that eggless ice creams most certainly lack.’
      • ‘I bought an ice cream and sat on a bench eating it, not really tasting it.’
      • ‘Blackcurrants are so intensely flavoured that you don't need much of their purée to make an ice cream.’
      • ‘I always thought it was an ice cream place, and it is really, they make and sell ice creams, but the also serve fantastic food.’
      • ‘Cream teas, ice creams and cold drinks will be served throughout the afternoon.’
      • ‘High yolk ratios can produce very rich bases, as in the Italian and French ice creams.’
      • ‘Now the firm, which could normally supply about 25,000 ice creams or lollies in a summer week, is nearing the end of its stock.’
      • ‘Fruit fools, jellies, and ice creams were popular desserts.’
      • ‘Way back then an ice cream cost one old penny before galloping inflation set in.’
      • ‘We'll have sandpits and paddling pools with ice creams and candy floss.’
      • ‘I had to take her to the shop to buy her some sweets instead of an ice cream, but what she had really wanted was a cornet.’
      • ‘We then sat by the river for the while, had an ice cream and chatted, and then went back to Gillian's, and chatted.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: alteration of iced cream.

Pronunciation:

ice cream

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