a type of sweet frozen food made from milk fat, flavoured with fruit, chocolate, etc. and often eaten as a dessert; a small amount of this food intended for one person, often served in a container made of biscuit that is shaped like a cone Desserts are served with cream or ice cream. Who wants an ice cream? apple pie with ice cream See related entries: Sweets and desserts Word Origin mid 18th cent.: alteration of iced cream.