Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It may be made from dairy milk or cream and is flavoured with a sweetener, either sugar or an alternative, and any spice, such as cocoa or vanilla. The mixture is stirred to incorporate air spaces and cooled below the freezing point of water to prevent ice crystals from forming. The result is a smooth, semi-solid foam that is solid at very low temperatures (below 2 °C or 35 °F).
Ice cream may be served in dishes, for eating with a spoon, or licked from edible cones. It can also be served with other desserts, such as apple pie, or as an ingredient in ice cream floats, sundaes, milkshakes, or ice cream cakes.