Ice Cream gives a boost of 50 when eaten, the highest of all Food items, tied with Lobster Dinner from the Shipwrecked DLC and Jelly Salad from Don't Starve Together. It restores 25 and no . In addition, it decreases the player's temperature by 1 degree per second for 15 seconds when consumed, this can make it useful for the Summer, when Overheating is a constant threat.
Wigfrid cannot eat Ice Cream.
Ice Cream is also included in the Shipwrecked DLC, as Ice can be obtained by using an Ice Maker 3000, or by RefiningHail. It can be used to deal with Overheating during the Dry Season or Sanity loss caused by Wetness.