Ice Cream

The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene
Helps with
Stress, depression, insomnia
Ease of growing
When to use
Fun fact
Winner of Highlife Cup






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Ice Cream (also known as Ice Cream Kush) is an indica-dominant hybrid with potent THC levels ranging from 18 to 22%. While its origins are unknown, this cultivar quickly rose to fame with its unparallel aroma and flavour. This delicious hybrid also delivers a blissful, mellow high with a lovely balance between cerebral stimulation and physical relaxation.


Ice Cream is a potent strain and might be a bit overwhelming to newbies. However, if used responsibly, it can provide a fantastic trip.

The onset of its effects begins with a gentle cerebral buzz, providing a mood uplift that fills you with happiness. Simultaneously, your body will become more relaxed as it gets enveloped in profound tranquillity. This mellow high leaves you serene and blissful yet largely functional. As it tends to make you giggly and chatty, it sets the stage for lively conversations. Therefore, Ice Cream is perfect to use with friends or to brighten up any social event. Ideal for those seeking inspiration or a gentle mood enhancement, its effects are as enjoyable as they are versatile.

Browse our comprehensive cannabis strains overview list to find more balanced hybrids like Ice Cream.


Ice Cream’s power lies in its ability to help reduce psychological distress. With the help of uplifting limonene and relaxing myrcene, it can help users struggling with stress, anxiety, or depression find solace and a renewed perspective on life. Thanks to this calming action, it can also be an excellent remedy for insomnia if used an hour or two before bed.

With a high anti-inflammatory CBG and caryophyllene content, the strain can relieve those struggling with minor pains and aches, including headaches, muscle spasms and cramps.

Side effects

You can expect cottonmouth and dry eyes when smoking this strain. On top of that, due to Ice Cream’s high THC content, some users may experience paranoia, particularly if they consume large quantities. It should be noted that this is one of the most delicious strains on the market – and might be easy to overconsume. Keep your limits in mind and consume cannabis responsibly, starting with a puff or two and gradually increasing the dose if necessary.

Taste & Smell


The taste and smell of Ice Cream genuinely resemble that of its delicious namesake dessert. Its aroma is a delightful fusion of rich, creamy vanilla sweetness and pine, topped by candied fruit. The flavour mirrors the luscious scent in its complexity. On the inhale, you will encounter sweet, creamy vanilla notes complemented by hints of nuts and honey. You will also notice deep pine notes as the flavour develops, finished with a sweet candy aftertaste.

The buds’ appearance is a cherry on top, boasting red, yellow and orange hues alongside the deep green. In addition, they are covered in a copious amount of trichomes – a true testament to the strain’s potency.

For more dessert-like strains, check out Gelato and Wedding Cake.



We know that Ice Cream was bred in the world capital of cannabis, the Netherlands, by Paradise Seeds. However, its exact origins remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Yet, regardless of the strain’s history, it quickly captured the hearts of cannasseurs, as proven by its Highlife Cup awards received in 2008 and 2009.

Growing conditions

Growing Ice Cream is a moderately difficult process, but you can achieve great results with a bit of effort. The strain is sensitive to temperature and humidity levels, preferring warm and dry environments. It can do well outdoors in Thailand if you manage to keep it sheltered from the rain. It emits a strong vanilla scent during vegetation, adding a lovely perfume to your growing room. As it grows to a maximum of 1.5m in height, it will also be a good choice for those with limited space.

With optimal conditions, you can expect your plants to flower within 8 to 9 weeks, yielding both 500 grams per square metre indoors and 500 grams or more per outdoor plant.