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Our Ice Cream strain review covers this decadent indica treat. Experience a full and complex aroma of vanilla, cream, and honey when you smoke or vape this indica strain. It doesn't get any better than that.

An average of 18% THC content is enough to keep you calm and cool throughout the day. A balance of body and mind is all you need to feel at peace and in the moment.

Marijuana Strain Profile: Ice Cream

Closeup of strain with purple background, ice cream strain

Is Ice Cream strain an Indica or Sativa?

Grown by Paradise Seeds, Ice Cream is a strong indica-dominant hybrid strain with tons of personality. Also known as Ice Cream Kush, this strain has a roughly 60% indica and 40% sativa profile. Its genetics are kept under lock and key, so we'll probably never know its true origin. But, the mystery is part of its appeal.

Cannabis Strain Information

Average THC Level: 18%

Average CBD Level: <1%

Strain Type: Indica

Genetics:  Unknown

Breeder:  Paradise Seeds

Terpenes: Unknown

Awards: 2nd place in the Hydro Category of the 2008 Highlife Cup, 3rd place in the Bio Category of the Highlife Cup 2009, 2nd place in the Bio Category in the 2009 Spannabis Cannabis Champions Cup

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Ice Cream Strain History & Genetics

Paradise Seeds have never released the genetics of this masterpiece strain. However, they have revealed that its strain name comes from its smoothness and flavor. No wonder it’s a favorite among growers and users around the world. All we know is that this breeder used classic original strains to produce this exotic and high-strength strain.


Grab a spoon because you're going to want seconds. Ice Cream has a mouth-watering vanilla and creamy taste. Pay attention to its earthy notes of pine and honey on the back end. This sugary strain features slightly skunky and tangy flavors that create a complex and rich flavor profile.

Aroma of Ice Cream Weed Strain

Just like its lip-smacking flavor, Ice Cream boasts a dessert-like aroma with notes of vanilla, honey, and sugar. High-quality nugs can bring out the subtle pine and skunky notes. The mix of candy and earthy funk makes for a pleasant smoke or vape session. The strain’s aroma makes it great as an extract, too.

Effects of Ice Cream Strain

Feel your best self after imbibing in this sweet strain. Ice Cream strain delivers relaxing and euphoric effects. Feel at peace as blissful thoughts percolate within.

Experience a balanced head and body buzz throughout. If you love a good indica strain, you'll appreciate this strain’s calming nature and slight cerebral high.

As the energizing and invigorating effects wear off, users report feeling an increased sense of calm that can transition into a pure couch lock. Enjoy after work or on the weekend for a full day of R&R. Make sure to keep the munchies around because this strain can really build up an appetite. You'll need the energy to unleash your creativity while doing your favorite hobby.

Ice Cream strain’s balanced effects are helpful in producing a meditative state. That means that people with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders may find relief with this strain from stress.

It's equally body-relaxing effects are known to be used by patients for its analgesic properties. Some patients find that Ice Cream reduces minor aches and pains, including headaches and sore muscles.

In terms of side effects, Ice Cream strain can be an extra potent strain for some new or low-tolerance users. Its high THC content can lead to mild negative reactions such as increased paranoia and anxiety.

This strain can also induce dry mouth, dry eyes, confusion, and dizziness. Make sure to keep water on hand and go low and slow if it's your first time.

Feelings:  Relaxed, Happy, Euphoric, Uplifted, Hungry

Medical Uses: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Insomnia

Negative Side Effects: Dry mouth, Dry Eyes, Dizzy, Paranoid, Anxious

Products: Flower, Pre-Roll, Badder, Live Resin, Vape Cartridges


Ice Cream strain grows like a sparkling Christmas tree. Brilliant resinous trichomes completely cover this bushy plant. This strain grows short and wide. It's strong side branches can support its dense buds. When dried, these buds are hard as ice. Glimmering and compact, these light green flowers feature red, orange, and yellow pistil hairs.

How to Grow Ice Cream

Ice Cream strain is a favorite among beginners and seasoned growers alike.  Why is that? This strain is very low maintenance and can grow just as well indoors as it can out. However, growing this strain indoors can produce higher yields compared to outdoor grows.

Inside, this strain can grow fast and strong without stretching itself too much. Growers have had great success using the Sea of Green (SOG) method to get the most out of their small plants.

Ice Cream strain is only available as feminized seeds. Regular seeds are not available. Ice Cream strain has a flowering time between 55 to 60 days. Expect to wait about 8 to 9 weeks for fully ripe buds ready to be harvested.

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Ice Cream is a hardy plant that is resistant to mold and cold weather. It has been grown in far north regions such as Canada, the UK, and the Netherlands. However, good old sunshine is crucial to bringing out this strain’s resin, aroma, and flavor.

Growing Difficulty:  Beginner to Intermediate

Plant Height: Medium

Flowering Period:  8-9 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Average Price of Ice Cream Strain

$10-$15 for a gram, $50-$55 for an 1/8th ounce, $100-$115 for an 1/4 ounce, $200-$220 per 1/2 ounce.

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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