Ice Cream Dream Meaning

You probably have heard the old saying “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”

That’s how popular this frozen dessert has been throughout the centuries.

Ever since its introduction in the 1700s, ice cream was made for great, positive, and warm childhood memories.

There’s just something about ice cream that makes the optimist come out from even the most pessimistic person.

Ice cream has that kind of effect.

It is no surprise then that a lot of people are looking for their ice cream dream meaning.

Either they have dreamt of ice cream as a central motif in their dreams, or they have experienced recurring ice cream dreams.

If you are in any of these situations, you have come to the right post.

General Meaning of Dreaming About Ice Cream

General Meaning of Dreaming About Ice Cream

When you dream about ice cream, you are looking for a sense of refuge.

You are looking for that break.

You are looking for a pause.

Because in your day-to-day life, regardless of how positive or how busy you may get, you just need a break.

Ice cream represents a nice way to take a break from the daily grind.

It is also tasty and makes for great, warm, positive memories.

It’s no surprise then that a lot of people would like to take a break with a nice bowl or cone or ice cream in their hands.

In dream symbology, this indicates your need to take a break.

It also indicates your capacity to give yourself a break.

This break doesn’t have a specific geographic space.

Instead, it’s a mindset.

Even if it takes up only a span of a few minutes, it’s still a break.


You’ve given yourself permission to rest on a deep and profound level.

This is what dreaming about ice cream generally means.

It’s a sign from your subconscious that you deserve a break.

Maybe you are not giving yourself the kind of mental, psychological, and spiritual rest that you need.

If you keep this up, eventually, you will burn out on many different levels.

I’m not just talking about feeling exhausted.

That is easy to fix.

What you should be worried about is if you become spiritually exhausted.

It’s as if you can only look at the world a certain way and the range of possible solutions for you shrink ever narrow, and you are the last person to know.

That is the real tragedy!

While ice cream may seem commonplace and even mundane, in this context, it’s a very powerful signal from your subconscious regarding a real issue that needs your urgent care.

A lot of people fail to live up to their fullest potential simply because they are burned out.

It’s not because they’re dumb or they have a low IQ or they simply are incompetent.

You probably already know that the best way to learn something is to do it.

But you have to have the energy to do it.

You also have to have the imaginative space to do it, and these are the things that you risk losing if you don’t give yourself a break.

What Does It Mean to Eat Ice Cream in Your Dream?

What Does It Mean to Eat Ice Cream in Your Dream?

When you see yourself enjoying and eating ice cream, this is really a guilt reflection.

Part of you is questioning yourself:

Why are you taking a break?

Why have you paused?

Why this?

Why that?

You have to understand that there’s always a time for everything, and ideally in our society, we’re supposed to be go-getters.

We’re supposed to be firing on all pistons at all times so we can grasp opportunity the moment it flashes in and out of existence.

This is all well and good in the right context.

But if that is your life and if you have bought into that completely, it’s so easy to burn out because you’re always fearing you will be missing out.

You’re always fearing that there’s all these opportunity costs you are not aware of, and here you are wasting time.

But the truth is that when you take a break, it is probably the best investment you will ever make in yourself.

Please understand that I’m talking about taking a break.

I’m not talking about using taking a break as an excuse not to try as hard.

These are two totally different things.

The reality is that if you want to be more effective, you have to rest enough to regenerate your psychological, mental, and spiritual resources.

That is what taking a break is all about!

When you eat ice cream in your dream, this is an indication that you are feeling guilty or conflicted about it because the focus is on your eating.

The focus is not on the ice cream, the actual payload of the dream.

What Does It Mean to See a Child Eat Ice Cream in Your Dream?

What Does It Mean to See a Child Eat Ice Cream in Your Dream?

When the main focus of your dream involves a child eating ice cream, this is your subconscious feeling sentimental.

It’s actually trying to connect you with the child within you.

There’s a part of you that still has a healthy sense of anticipation.

There’s a part of you that still looks at the world curiously, always asking the question why.

It doesn’t approach the world the way you normally do, which is “been there, done that” or “if I can see a couple of things that I recognize, I know what it is already.”

In other words, it’s completely different from the adult side of you.

This is what you need to reconnect with.

Taking a break from your day-to-day grind and setting aside your adult, mature mindset for a few minutes at least, necessarily requires you to reconnect with this aspect of your persona.

You need to reconnect to that child within you because this is the antidote to the adult that keeps saying “I’ve been there, done that!”

This is the part of you that is eager to explore because everything is new.

Everything opens itself up to a new adventure.

While things may look familiar, it doesn’t settle there.

It digs beneath the surface of the familiar to look at the unexplored, the unexamined, and the unformed.

Don’t lose touch with this aspect of yourself because this is the most powerful engine of your personal creativity.

Now you may be thinking:

“I’m not an artist.

I’m not a singer or a songwriter.

Why do I need to indulge my creative side?

I don’t even know if I have a creative side.”

Well, even if you work at an office or you own a business, it takes creativity to solve problems.

Otherwise, you will find yourself banging your head against the wall because everybody around you is banging their heads against the same wall.

All of you are pretending to be working, settling for cents on the dollar, when you could be more productive, looking at the issue in a totally different way, and coming up with a different solution.

Maybe the different solution requires fewer resources and takes less time to produce the same outcome.

Do you see how creativity fits into this?

Creativity really is all about your ability to solve problems.

It requires imagination, resourcefulness, and versatility.

Ultimately, it requires a part of you to step up and not take no for an answer.

You lose sight of all of this when you focus mostly on your mature mind.

That’s the part of you that pays the rent, and it’s the part of you that worries about insurance and keeps the household.

That part of you is respectable and responsible and all that.

That is all great and everything.

But just as a plane cannot fly with just one wing, you cannot neglect the inner child in you: the playful side, the creative side, and the unformed.

What Does It Mean to Dream About Melting Ice Cream?

What Does It Mean to Dream About Melting Ice Cream?

When you see ice cream melt, this indicates that you understand your missed opportunities.

When you refuse to take a break and possibly come up with a new perspective as to how you’re doing things, chances are, you will continue to go the way you’re going until you eventually hit a wall.

Then and only then will you give yourself the opportunity to look back and say:

“Well, I could’ve changed directions back then.

I could’ve taken stock and maybe audited my life and possibly reprioritized things.”

Be careful when you enter these stages in your life.

Believe me, you will enter these seasons because everybody goes through these.

They can be tricky.

On the one hand, they seem to make a lot of sense because you are supposed to take that break, and only now do you understand its value and its long-term impact.

But you run the risk of using this realization to second guess yourself, wallow in self-pity, and ultimately sabotage yourself.

You have to understand that people are made up of proactive and reactive sides.

There’s a part of us that is simply a go-getter.

They want to change the world.

They want to turn their ideas into realities that we can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

This is the part that Hollywood loves because this is the very picture of ambition and drive.

But there’s also the hidden part, the side of us that lives in the shadows.

This is the part of us that refuses to lift the finger or do something about the things that frustrate us on a day-to-day basis until we feel that our backs are against the wall.

It only works to change its situation when it feels this desperate sense of urgency to do so.

We are composites of these two sides.

Some people are more reactive than others, others are more proactive.

It doesn’t really matter.

What matters is that we recognize both sides.

When you dream of melting ice cream, your subconscious is thinking back to missed opportunities.

In this case, you run the risk of indulging your reactive side and basically allowing self-pity to emotionally paralyze you from doing the necessary sacrifices and making the hard calls that you need to make today to live a more purposeful life.

This is the big challenge with this type of dream because it’s very deep.

It speaks to your insecurities and most importantly your emotional laziness.

There’s really no other way to describe it because we all have this instinct.

We all have this drive.

The question is how do we control it and how committed are we to keeping it in its proper place?

What Does It Mean to Dream of an Ice Cream Cone?

What Does It Mean to Dream of an Ice Cream Cone?

Taking a break is a great concept.

It really is just like a nice scoop of ice cream.

It’s a good idea.

In fact, I could go for some right now!

But for it to have an impact on your day-to-day life, it has to have a container.

That’s where the cone comes in.

It could also be a cup or a bowl.

It doesn’t really matter.

It has to have a container.

In Indian theology, when you look at the sacred artwork of the Hindus — the divine image of Vishnu, Brahman, or Shiva and millions of their other gods — they always have a platform.

Rarely do you see artwork where they are standing right on the ground.

The same goes for your ideas.

Those religious images actually speak to a deep psychological truth.

Ideas, whether personal or religious or supernatural, can only have an impact if they are properly framed.

Anybody can come up with the realization that they need to get their act together.

Anybody can realize that they need to forgive their father who abused them or their mother that emotionally neglected them or whatever other issues that they may have from the past.

We could all agree on this.

But to get from the realm of ideas to a reality that you live out on a day-to-day basis, you need to have the proper platform.

It has to be contained, rationalized, and included in some sort of timeline that increases its possibility of being implemented into your day-to-day life.

This is why all this thinking and realization and self-reimagining, while important, must feed into an actual framework of execution.

It’s one thing to say “I’m gonna lose weight” and imagine yourself shedding the pounds and all these hot bases chasing after you or these hot guys drooling over you.

It’s another to actually live out their reality.

So how do you turn taking a break and to recharge your psychological and spiritual batteries into reality?

This is where scheduling and habit analysis as well as attitude auditing come in.

I once had a friend who is a math major.

He told me, to my disbelief at the time, this simple statement that I will always remember: If it cannot be reduced into numbers, it is not real.

You have to understand that this was in college and I have majored in history so this struck me as a big-time heresy.

Instantly, I thought “how can you quantify justice, fairness, compassion, kindness, serenity?”

I thought he was just off his rocker.

But as I have gotten older and have experienced quite a number of life experiences, I’ve realized how smart he was.

You have to come up with a rational framework for whatever realization you have because if you don’t, it will remain in the emotional realm.

Sure, it makes you feel good thinking about it, but oftentimes we allow this good feeling to numb us from actually taking action.

Resolving to get thinner and imagining ourselves being healthier and fit can flood you with so much positive emotions that you may feel justified in kicking the can down the road.

Maybe you signed up for a gym membership but never showed up.

Maybe you bought an expensive piece of exercise equipment and never used it.

Whatever the case may be, you play these games with yourself because whatever realization you have only exists to give you an emotional numbing effect.

In fact, a lot of people get off this emotional high.

But all the emotional stimulation in the world is not gonna change your life for the better.

When you look in the mirror, you’re still a modern-day version of Jabba the Hutt.

Do you see how this works?

So it’s really important to understand the power of the ice cream cone because it speaks to the power of setting up a matrix that turns potential into reality.

What Does It Mean to Stare at an Empty Bowl of Ice Cream?

What Does It Mean to Stare at an Empty Bowl of Ice Cream?

This is one of those glass half-empty, glass half-full kind of dream images.

Depending on your attitude, an empty bowl of ice cream connotes satisfaction.

That was a great dessert!

In fact, it was so good you cleaned the bowl up with no drop left — full satisfaction!

On the other hand, if you are more on the pessimistic side, you are focusing on “where’s the rest of the ice cream?

I want more and there’s none left.

Too bad!


Do you see how this works?

At the end of the day, you are going to have to live with yourself.

Your reading of reality does have a profound impact on your emotional state.

And just as important is how you come off to other people.

Are you that source of their encouragement and positivity that people cannot wait to get more of you and see more of?

Or, are you that guy who manages to show up and kill everybody’s joy, always looking at the price instead of paying attention to the value, agonizing over the thorns instead of celebrating the roses?

Do you see how this works?

I’m not saying that you should transform yourself if that is your natural inclination, but there are more positive or productive manifestations of skepticism.

There’s a difference between pessimism and skepticism just as there’s a difference between skepticism and cynicism.

What Does It Mean to Make Ice Cream for Yourself in Your Dream?

What Does It Mean to Make Ice Cream for Yourself in Your Dream?

You realize that you really cannot rely on other people.

At the end of the day, people who say to you that they love you and that you are their world have to take care of themselves first.

That doesn’t make them liars.

It just makes them inhabitants of this place called reality.

And if you think that you will prioritize people automatically above and beyond yourself, you may be fooling yourself.

Because at the end of the day, you can only give what you have.

If you say to other people that “I love you and I give you my love” and all that, you have to have some love to give.

If you don’t take a break and you don’t practice self-care, you obviously don’t respect yourself or love yourself enough to leave some for others.

Just as a farmer ensures a nice crop in the next season by setting aside some of the seeds from today’s harvest, you have to leave some for yourself so that you can nurture your personal capacities to care or to be there for other people.

Otherwise, if you feel that you are this Mother Theresa that’s always giving 110% to others and leaving nothing for yourself, you are just an empty hull.

And before you know it, you become so bitter because you feel that people have turned their back on you because you’re no longer giving to them.

Do you see how this works?

Don’t paint yourself in a corner.

Leave some for yourself.

What Does It Mean to Dream Of Buying Ice Cream?

What Does It Mean to Dream Of Buying Ice Cream?

You are finally beginning to get it.

You are beginning to understand that your most important asset in this world is your time.

Think about it!

If you invest time into anything, it grows and changes into something else.

For instance, if you invest time in your mind by reading a lot of books, chances are, you will learn new skills which can impact your earning capacity.

It also impacts your value as a person.

When people talk to you, they walk away with the impression that this person knows his shit.

This person is worth knowing because this person has knowledge.

That’s a valuable person!

Or at least you have a different spin on things because you read different things.

When you invest your time in your body by going to the gym or exercising every morning, you go from flabby to fit given enough time.

As long as you are consistent, the time will transform the way you look, how you feel about how you look, how others treat you, and just as importantly how long you live because now you are healthier and are fit.

If you invest your time into your relationships, you develop a more fulfilling relationship.

You go through the ups and downs, you figure out the other person, and your trust for each other and mutual comfort grows.

Your relationship isn’t just focused on what you can get from each other.

Instead, it goes on to the next level.

It becomes more spiritual and fulfilling.

It becomes a truly lifelong relationship.

I could go on and on.

This is the power of time.

And when you dream of buying ice cream, you understand that you only have a fixed amount of time.

The difference between Bill Gates or Elon Musk or any other billionaire you know does not involve hard work.

Bill Gates just like you only has so many years left on this planet.

We all have to face mortality.

He also has to go to the bathroom just like you, believe it or not.

He has to piss, he has to shit.

He probably also needs to fuck!

But it’s not the biological similarity that defines him.

He does things differently.


He can buy other people’s time.

If you have a job and you’re reading this, the only reason why you are employed or you’re working as a freelancer is that somebody is buying or leasing your time.

That’s how they expand their creative power because everybody on this planet only has the same 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

You understand that when you buy ice cream, you are buying a break.

You are buying the capacity to take a break.

You are manifesting a subconscious understanding of the power of time.

You only have so much time, and that’s why Elon Musk’s and Bill Gate’s time are so much more valuable than yours.

It’s because they outsource or rent out the stuff that produces money.

They devote their time to orchestrating, planning, and looking ahead.

That is the difference.

And now that you are aware of the importance of time, the hope is that you will make better use of it.

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