Let me know what you guys think should be the correct sentence here..

Ice cream is made from dairy products, such as milk and cream.


Ice cream is made of dairy products, such as milk and cream.

from what I understand,

  • "FROM" is used when we don't see the original products in the final products or the physical and chemical transformation is irreversible.
  • "OF" is used when we use the something as it is in the final product
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    Both prepositions would work, but I think from sounds a little better.
    – J.R.
    Jul 10, 2018 at 18:07
  • Don't forget "made out of".
    – user3169
    Jul 10, 2018 at 18:38

1 Answer 1


When something is made from {...}, {...} are presented as the elements or ingredients that went into X when it was produced.

When something is made of X, X is presented as the material of which it is constituted.

The chair is made of wood.

Granola is made from oats, raisins, and nuts.

For some speakers this distinction exists. For others, it doesn't.

The epoxy is made from newly developed polymers.

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