Ice cream headache

noun, Informal.
Also called ice-cream headache. a pain in the temples and forehead brought on by quickly consuming very cold food or drink.
a temporary lapse in memory; a sudden mental block.

See brain freeze

a sudden feeling of pain in the forehead or temples, esp. when eating or drinking cold items, caused by the temporary narrowing of the arteries as a result of the rapid cooling of the hard palate; also called [ice cream headache]

brain freeze from the slushy


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