Things That Are Cold

Welcome to our list of things that are cold!

Depending on the level/severity, coldness is seen as refreshing and invirgorating – something to wake us up for a fresh start in the morning. Whether you’re looking for cold places, cold objects or cold food and drink, we’ll have you covered with our list of cold things.

Here’s a visual list of things that are cold:

Hopefully that visual list of cold things was useful! Here’s a longer and more descriptive list of things that are cold:

  • Antarctica: A basically uninhabited, ice-covered mass of land.
  • Iceberg: A mass of freshwater ice that has broken off from a glacier or ice shelf.
  • Avalanche: Also known as a snowslide. A dangerous falling of ice and snow slabs from a mountain.
  • Flurry: Another word for a light, windy snowfall.
  • Ice: Frozen water.
  • Ice Shelf: A thick plate of ice that floats on the ocean.
  • Glacier: A huge piece of dense ice.
  • Snow: Accumulated, soft ice crystals.
  • Igloo: A house made of densely packed ice blocks.
  • Ice Hotel: A boutique, specialty hotel made of ice.
  • Frost: A very thin layer of ice that has collected on a solid surface.
  • Siberia: A geographic area spanning Eurasia and North Asia. Known for its harsh, cold winters.
  • Penguin: Small flightless birds that live (most typically) in icy, snowy climates.
  • Greenland: A large island between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Known for its cold climate.
  • Polar Bear: A type of bear that generally lives within the Arctic Circle. A large, predatory bear which has become something of a symbol of our climate emergency.
  • Seal: A marine mammal that commonly lives in cold, snowy regions.
  • Aircon: A device that controls the climate of an environment and is used to make areas colder.
  • Ice Skating: A sport where people glide across a frozen surface (either a skating rink or a lake).
  • Ice Cream: A frozen dessert made of some kind of milk and sometimes fruit. Many delicious vegan options available.
  • Popsicle: A frozen dessert similar to ice cream, but without the milk content.
  • Sorbet: A frozen dessert made of water sweetened with fruit juice, puree, wine or liqueur.
  • Soft Serve: A type of ice cream that is softer than normal ice cream due to having more air and less milk fat content.
  • Snowman: A figure made of snow. Usually has a carrot for a nose, arms made of sticks and pebble eyes.
  • Snowball: A densely packed ball of snow usually made for snowball fights.
  • Skiing: A sport where people traverse down icy, snowy slopes on skis.
  • Snowboarding: A hobby and sport that involves travelling down snowy slopes on a strong board.
  • Hail: Frozen rain.
  • Stanley, Idaho: A town in the United States known for its cold climate.
  • Iceland: A Nordic island nation known for its cold climates and massive glaciers.
  • Canada: A country found in the northern part of America. Known for its snowy, rough winters.
  • Blizzard: A harsh snowstorm with strong winds.
  • Luge: A small sled that can hold either one or two people. Used in high-speed sledding sports.
  • Figure Skating: A type of ice skating that is athletic rather than leisurely.
  • Ice Climbing: The sport of travelling up ice using ice picks.
  • Frostbite: An injury that is caused when skin freezes and damages the underlying tissues.
  • International Falls: A city in Minnesota known for cold temperatures.
  • Mongolian Winter: A country in East Asia. Known for cold temperatures and rough, harsh winters.
  • Russia: A country known for its brutally cold temperatures.
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: The capital of Mongolia.
  • Hell, Norway: A village in Norway known for cold weather.
  • Dry Ice: The solid form of carbon dioxide. Extremely cold and generally used as a cooling agent.
  • Cryogenics: The production of materials at very low temperatures.
  • Denali, USA: The highest mountain peak in North America.
  • North Ice, Greenland: This was previously a research station that was 2,341 metres above sea level.
  • Winnipeg: An area in Canada which is known for cold weather due to its placement north of the Jet Stream (meaning it’s under a mass of cold air).
  • The Boomerang Nebula: A nebula 5,000 lightyears away from Earth. Also known as the Bow Tie Nebula and known as the coldest known place in the universe.
  • Freezer: A device used to freeze food and maintain them at a freezing temperature.
  • Ice Bath: A bath which is filled with ice water. Taken for health reasons or for discipline training.
  • Ocean: The body of water which takes up most of the Earth.
  • Slushie: A drink or dessert which is made from crushed ice, syrup, and some kind of flavouring.
  • Ice Hockey: A team sport and hobby which is played on ice skates. The goal is to hit a puck into a goal.
  • Ice Rink: A generally indoor area of ice for skating on.
  • Snow Cone: A dessert made of crushed ice and some kind of (typically coloured) syrup.
  • Sledding: A hobby, mode of transport and sport where people and/or goods travel downhill by sledding down a snowy slope.
  • Bandy: A team winter sport which is played on ice and similar to hockey.
  • Shaved Ice: An ice-based dessert made of shaved or finely crushed ice.
  • Sundae: A dessert where ice cream is topped with syrup, whipped cream, nuts and sometimes other fruits or sprinkles.
  • Broomball: A recreational game played on ice that originated from Canada.
  • Mountain: The taller a mountain is, the colder its peak.
  • Rainstorm: A heavy, harsh fall of rain accompanied by winds and sometimes lightning.
  • Alaska: A country known for cold winters, cold summers and having the longest winter.
  • Sleet: Rain that contains some ice.
  • Slush: A mixture of ice crystals and water (partially melted snow).
  • Gelato: The Italian word for ice cream. A denser, smoother texture from ice cream due to having a higher milk content, lower cream and egg content, and has less air due to being churned at a slower rate.
  • Frozen Yoghurt: A frozen dessert made of chilled yoghurt. Commonly topped with fruit, sauces and nuts.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich: A type of frozen dessert where ice cream is sandwiched between two cookies.
  • Iced Tea: A cold version of tea, usually a fruity variety.
  • Fridge: A machine used to keep food cold and fresh.
  • Chiller: A machine that removes heat from liquid.
  • Winter: The coldest season, characterised by rain, short days, and snow in some countries.
  • Bobsled: Also known as bobsleigh. A winter sport where a team sleds down a narrow, twisty track at a high speed.
  • Swimming Pool: A man-made body of water intended for swimming.
  • River: A natural, flowing course of water (usually towards an ocean).
  • Gazpacho: A vegetable soup which is served chilled.
  • Smoothies: A thick drink which is generally made with berries, fruit, and ice-cream. Modern takes involve protein powder and vegetables.
  • Granita: A semi-frozen dessert made from sugared water and a variety of syrups and flavourings.
  • Milkshake: A cold drink typically made of some kind of milk, ice cream and syrup.
  • Banana Pudding: A dessert made of layers of vanilla custard, cookies and sliced bananas.
  • Soft Drinks: Carbonated sweet drinks which are generally served and enjoyed chilled.
  • Rain: Water droplets that fall from clouds.
  • Aloe Vera: A succulent plant valued for its medicinal properties. Juice or gel made from aloe is very cooling and soothing, and is used to treat sunburn and skin irritations.
  • Gel: A soft, jelly-like solid that generally feels cold to the touch.
  • Mint: A family of plants that has a cooling feel when chewed.
  • Toothpaste: A gel used for cleaning teeth. Commonly minty for fresh breath.
  • Cooler/Esky: An insulated box which is used to keep food and drinks cold and fresh.
  • Night: The absence of sun makes night generally colder than day.
  • Cold Soba: A Japanese dish where noodles are served and eaten cold.
  • Daiquiri: A type of cocktail made from rum, citrus juice and sugar.
  • Cucumber: A fruit which is generally eaten cold.
  • Coleslaw: A side dish made of shredded cabbage, onion, carrot and mayonnaise. Needs to be kept cold or it will go off.
  • Jelly: A dessert which is soft, wobbly and pliable. Can be made with pectin or agar.
  • Beer: An alcohol which is almost always served cold.
  • Yoghurt: A cold food which can be made from coconut, soy or almond milks.
  • Cheesecake: A type of dense, creamy cake which is served chilled.
  • Cereal: A type of breakfast food which is most commonly eaten with some kind of cold milk.
  • Custard: A type of creamy dessert which is based on milk or cream and vanilla. Enjoyed cold.
  • Salad: A dish which consists of assorted leafy vegetables and other chopped foods.
  • Fruit Tart: A type of dessert which consists of a pastry shell filled with fruit and usually cream or custard.
  • Chia Pudding: A (usually) healthy dessert made of soaked chia seeds, soy, almond or coconut milk, and some sort of sweet fruit.
  • Key Lime Pie: A dessert pie made of lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and pastry crust. Needs to be kept cold.
  • Mayonnaise: An egg-based condiment added to sandwiches and salads. Needs to be kept cold once opened.
  • Sour Cream: A condiment made by souring heavy cream. Vegan versions can also be made from aquafaba (chickpea water) and/or apple cider vinegar.
  • Cream: A mildly-sweet condiment made from milk. Usually added to desserts, hot sweet drinks or breakfast foods (like pancakes or waffles).
  • Cold Brew: A method of brewing which produces cold coffee.
  • Rice Pudding: A type of sweet pudding made from rice, water and/or milk and spices or sweeteners like cinnamon, raisins, chocolate or dates.
  • Parfait: A cold dessert made from whipped cream, fruit, syrup and purees.
  • Root Beer Float: A type of drink where a scoop of ice cream is floated in root beer.
  • Trifle: A layered cold dessert made of fruit, sponge cake, sherry, wine, custard and cream.
  • Panna Cotta: A chilled Italian dessert made of cream and moulded with gelatin, pectin or agar. Usually flavoured with vanilla, coffee or berries.
  • Creme Brulee: Also known as burnt cream or Trinity cream. A custard dessert with a top layer of hardened caramelised sugar. Usually served mildly chilled.
  • Icebox Cake: Also known as a chocolate ripple cake or log. A dessert made with layers of cream, fruit, nuts and wafers which is set in the fridge.
  • Cream Puff: A pastry puff filled with cream that is sometimes flavoured with vanilla, berries, caramel or other sweeteners.
  • Cannoli Dip: A cold dip made from ricotta and mascarpone which is sweetened with vanilla and sugar.
  • Cannoli: An Italian pastry composed of a tube of fried pastry dough filled with a sweet cream filling.
  • Fruit Juice: Juice from squeezed fruit.
  • Ice Cream Cake: Ice cream in the shape of a cake. Usually layered with different flavours.
  • Hummus: A dip made from chickpeas, garlic, lemon, salt and sometimes tahini.
  • Margarita: A cocktail made from tequila, liqueur and lime juice.
  • Cookie Dough: Uncooked dough for making cookies. Can be bough chilled from supermarkets, and can be eaten raw.
  • Pavlova: A cold, meringue-based dessert made with a crisp crust, a soft interior and topped with fruit, cream, sugar and/or syrup.
  • Mousse: A soft dessert known for its light, airy texture.
  • Baked Alaska: Also known as omelette surprise. A dessert that consists of ice cream and cake topped with browned meringue.
  • Semifreddo: A type of semifrozen dessert. Mostly made of egg yolk, sugar and cream with a texture of frozen mousse.
  • Frosting: Also known as icing. A sweet topping made of sugar, butter, water, and other flavourings.
  • Guacamole: A side dish made of avocado. Commonly has lemon juice, tomato, onion and corn added to it.
  • Breeze: A gentle wind.
  • Cave: Since the inside of caves are protected from sunlight, the air inside tends to be cold.

We hope this list of cold things was useful and that you found what you needed!

We did our best to cover all of the varied meanings of “cold” with our visual gallery of calm things and descriptive list. But if you feel there’s something we missed, please feel free to let us know and leave a comment.

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