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Top 125 Best Songs About Ice Cream to Calm You Down

People write songs about just about anything, so why not Ice Cream. It can be used as an interesting metaphor for a variety of things. And it offers plenty of options for emphasizing its variety. Colors, flavors, sprinkled additions, could all be used as a descriptor.  


But Where Did Ice Cream Come From?

From Sicily, it was invented by an Italian chef named Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli in 1659. He sounds very posh, and at first, it was considered a dessert just for royalty. 

Twenty-seven years later, he decided to let us “common folk” into the secret and opened Le Procope. Guess what? It is still there. It is the oldest restaurant in Paris, in the heart of the Saint-Germain des Prés district. If you are ever in Paris, this ice cream parlor is well worth a visit.

A historical and cultural epicenter, it was favored by the artistic elite of Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Ice cream, henceforth, became everybody’s favorite, and not just for desserts or just for the favored.

Largely Overlooked

Sadly, this is an area and a subject that hasn’t been visited in any depth by many songwriters. The imagination hasn’t run wild with examples of its value. But the only thing that prevents them from exploring and adding meaning is their imagination. 

However, some have used ice cream in the lyrics of a song. Let’s take a look at some of the best songs about ice cream.

Top 125 Best Songs About Ice Cream to Calm You Down

1 Ice Cream Man – Blur

This is a song that offers meaning on a variety of levels. Blur was one of the big Britpop bands along with Oasis and, to a lesser extent, Pulp. To say there was animosity between Blur and Oasis would be an understatement. But then, the mouthy Mancunian brothers of Oasis seemed to revel in animosity with anybody. Including each other.

Blur got on with it. Oasis tried to compare themselves with the Beatles. Dream on, boys, excuse me while I laugh. Blur was always more creative, in my view, and this track is a great example.

The Whip in Magic Whip

The “Magic Whip” was the title of Blur’s 8th album. It was their first album for 12 years and began its life in Hong Kong. Frontman Damon Albarn had witnessed the massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989 on TV. He was inspired to use the “Ice Cream Man” in the context of protest. 

The Whip from the album title is a metaphor for being controlling. Ice cream is something we all love but used here as something else. The lyrics “Here Comes” offer a rather sinister feel. “Ice Cream Man” was released as a single.

There is a bass part that adds a spin to the “Mr. Softy” melody. Something that could be heard from the ice cream vans on the streets at the time. Despite its almost happy sound, there are some seriously dark undertones going on. Clever, imaginative songwriting.

2 Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice

This was a song by rapper Vanilla Ice from his first album, “To The Extreme,” released in 1990. It was first released as a B side to his cover version of “Play That Funky Music,” which flopped. 

It began to be played on its own and became his most successful song. Additionally, it had success around the world and introduced new audiences to hip hop. While not technically a song with an ice cream metaphor, the title and the performer’s name get it on this list of the best songs about ice cream.

The song was based around a Freddie Mercury song with a John Deacon bass line, “Under Pressure.” It was recorded by Queen with David Bowie. No writing credits or royalties were paid to them by Vanilla Ice’s people until after it had become well-known. Presumably, then, they had no choice.

3 Ice Cream Phoenix – Jefferson Airplane

This is a track from a band that has been consistently underrated in some quarters. It is taken from their 1968 album “Crown of Creation.” 

The song has “ice cream” in the title but appears to have absolutely nothing to do with the stuff at all unless there is some deeper meaning that I, and just about everyone else, appears to be missing.

That Slick Voice

Grace’s deep husky tones are prevalent in a song that is somewhat different from most of their other material. They have been called a “psychedelic rock band,” but I’m not sure exactly what that is supposed to mean. 

Pink Floyd was also called the same, but the two bands are dimensions apart. To me, Airplane was just a good solid rock band led by an excellent singer.

4 Ice Cream Cakes – Jeff Beck Group

This is a track featuring the inimitable Jeff Beck along with Colin Flooks (Cozy Powell) on drums. The Jeff Beck Group was a big influence on the blues/rock scene in the late 60s in the UK. But this was one of those stories of intrigues, lawsuits, and plotting that, if written in a book, no one would believe.

Mickie Most’s prodigy Peter Grant was involved in it all, and when this physical giant of a man spoke, you listened. There was subterfuge involving Jimmy Page, as Grant insisted he was present at every Beck rehearsal. Not to play, to “observe.” 

Next thing we hear 

Grant is trying to get Steve Marriott and then Paul Rodgers for a vocals job. Grant was finally introduced to Robert Plant, and all then became very clear what was going on. Jeff’s band went on the back burner somewhat.

This song is a simple tale of how we can feel when it all goes wrong, as it did for this excellent band. Released in 1972, it has a long intro and some good Bob Tench vocals that create a certain style and feel to the song. Not their best by any stretch of the imagination, but Ice Cream it is.

5 Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan

This is a relaxing song about ice cream that puts you at ease with the world. Not the most complex of song structures you will hear or the most incisive lyric. She simply says, “Your love is better than ice cream.”

Now that might be a ridiculous analogy to some. But, if you really love your ice cream, it is a big deal. Released in 1994, it’s not meant to be complicated or too deep. Just kick back and enjoy a cup of coffee while pondering your emotions.

6 Ice Cream Man – Van Halen

If there is a chance of dragging out something from one of Amsterdam’s finest, then always take the opportunity. This is a cover of a song by Chicago Blues player John Brim that he originally recorded at Chess in 1953. On this track, the vocals were by David Lee Roth. He cited it as one of his favorite Van Halen tracks that he recorded with them.

A Quiet Enough Start

The beginning is him singing and playing an acoustic guitar for the first few verses. But then, of course, the others join in and let rip. This was the first album, and most of us weren’t quite prepared for a guitar played quite like this.

If it didn’t have your attention at first, it certainly gets it when Eddie lets rip as only he could. A basic blues song that has been borrowed from John Brim and brought into the world of Eddie and the boys. 

[nb7[/nb] Fudge Brownie – Lil Wayne

8 Brain Freeze – Lil Yachty

9 Ice Cream Truck – Montell Jordan

10 Sundae Driver – Pearl Jam

11 Neapolitan – Kodak Black

12 Soft Serve – Drake

13 Pistachio – Travis Scott

14 Butterscotch Ripple – Lil Uzi Vert

15 Cookies and Cream – Tyga

16 Strawberry Fields – Big Sean

17 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Post Malone

18 Rainbow Sherbet – Chance the Rapper

19 Mint Chocolate Chip – Lil Nas X

20 Bubblegum – Jay-Z

21 Salted Caramel – Kendrick Lamar

22 Vanilla Bean – Eminem

23 Black Raspberry – Childish Gambino

24 Mocha Almond Fudge – Busta Rhymes

25 Peppermint Patty – J. Cole

26 Mango Sorbet – Cardi B

27 Green Tea – Future

28 Pralines and Cream – Outkast

29 Rum Raisin – Lil Kim

30 Spumoni – The Notorious B.I.G.

31 Tiramisu – Missy Elliott

32 S’mores – Megan Thee Stallion

33 Caramel Cone – Drake & Future

34 Butter Brickle – Jeezy

35 Cotton Candy – Lil Baby

36 German Chocolate – Logic & Eminem

37 Carrot Cake – Biggie Smalls

38 Chubby Hubby – Jay Rock

39 Creme Brulee – French Montana

40 Hawaiian Punch – Ludacris

41 Heath Bar – Lil Scrappy

42 Hokey Pokey – DMX

43 Maple Syrup – Lil Twist

44 Lemon Meringue – Pusha T

45 Kool-Aid – Travis Barker & Run-DMC

46 Pecan Praline – Yelawolf

47 Pineapple Upside Down Cake – DaBaby

48 Reese’s Pieces – Lil Mosey

49 Sundae Smile – Lush

50 Pistachio Almond – Lil Keed

More 75 Best Songs About Ice Cream

    1. Cherry Garcia – Logic
    2. Rocky Mountain Road – Kanye West
    3. Raspberry Sorbet – Snoop Dogg
    4. Blueberry Cheesecake – Nicki Minaj
    5. Butter Pecan – Nipsey Hussle
    6. Dulce de Leche – Meek Mill
    7. Cinnamon – A$AP Rocky
    8. Lemon Sorbet – Rick Ross
    9. Orange Sherbet – T.I.
    10. Red Velvet – 2 Chainz
    11. Coffee Toffee – Wiz Khalifa
    12. Maple Walnut – Lil Pump
    13. Almond Joy – Lil Durk
    14. Blue Moon – Young Thug
    15. Birthday Cake – DJ Khaled
    16. Cinnamon Roll – Gucci Mane
    17. Coconut Cream Pie – A$AP Ferg
    18. Frozen Yogurt – YG
    19. Goo Goo Cluster – Lil Jon
    20. Grape Nut – Nelly
    21. Huckleberry – Nas
    22. Key Lime Pie – SZA
    23. Marshmallow – Lil Skies
    24. M&Ms – Machine Gun Kelly
    25. Nutter Butter – Lil Tjay
    26. Oreo – Lil Tecca
    27. Mint Julep – Duke Ellington
    28. Strawberry Letter 23 – The Brothers Johnson
    29. Dreaming Of Ice Cream – The Morning Benders
    30. Baskin Robbins – Jake Paul
    31. Sorbet – Mac DeMarco
    32. Butterscotch – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
    33. My Ice Cream Man – Rufus Thomas
    34. Sugar Cone – The Archies
    35. Nut Sundae – The Primettes
    36. Double Scoop – The Four Mints
    37. Fudge Cake – Max Roach
    38. Oreo Cookie Blues – Lonnie Mack
    39. In the Cone Zone – Yummy Bingham
    40. Cherry Pie – Sade
    41. Push-Up Man – Blind Melon
    42. Sweet Cream Ladies – The Box Tops
    43. Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
    44. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream – Twista
    45. Cold Cold Ice Cream – Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys
    46. Coconut – Harry Nilsson
    47. Freeze Tag on the Beach – Brave Combo
    48. Jamoca Almond Fudge – Les Brown
    49. Just One More Sundae – The Four Preps
    50. Lemon Lime – Tricky
    51. Licorice Stick O Ricky – Riff Ruffin
    52. Malted Milk – Robert Johnson
    53. Peaches and Cream – Beck
    54. Sour Milk Cow Blues – Elvis Presley
    55. Strawberry Ice Cream Cone – The Dick Van Dyke Show Cast
    56. Vanilla Sky – Paul McCartney
    57. You Can’t Catch Me – Chuck Berry
    58. Banana Pudding – Big Daddy Kane
    59. Blackberry Blossom – Emmylou Harris
    60. Chocolate City – Parliament
    61. Coffee and Ice Cream – The New York Dolls
    62. Grape Jam – The Electric Prunes
    63. Lemonade – Beyoncé
    64. Mocha Locha Cha Cha – Rosemary Clooney
    65. Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee & The Starliters
    66. Red Berry Joy Town – Paul Weller
    67. Vanilla Fudge – Vanilla Fudge
    68. Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
    69. Whipped Cream – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
    70. Blueberry Crumble – The Partridge Family
    71. Cherry Cherry – Neil Diamond
    72. Chocolate Salty Balls – Chef (South Park)
    73. Honeycomb – Jimmie Rodgers
    74. Marshmallow World – Brenda Lee
    75. Peaches – The Stranglers

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Best Songs About Ice Cream – Final Thoughts

Not an extensive list, just six in total. I wanted to include some classic tracks about ice cream. There were quite a few I decided not to include, but in my view, these are the best of the bunch. I also tried to include some songs with ice cream in the title that had a bit of backstory.

But as we can see, in the eyes of the composers, there is more to ice cream than flavors and sprinkles. There can be a sadder side and a contemplative element to how it affects us. And, for some, it might be the last resort after a disappointment to gain a little relief from lingering bad feelings.

Until next time, let the music play.

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About Joseph L. Hollen

Joseph is a session musician, writer, and filmmaker from south Florida. He has recorded a number of albums and made numerous short films, as well as contributing music to shorts and commercials. 

He doesn't get as much time to practice and play as he used to, but still manages (just about!) to fulfill all his session requests. According to Joseph, it just gets harder as you get older; you rely on what you learned decades ago and can play without thinking. Thankfully that's what most producers still want from him.

He is a devout gear heat and has been collecting musical instruments all his life. As his wife, Jill, keeps on saying, "You're very good at buying nice instruments, but terrible at selling them!".

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