Astronaut Ice Cream
Freeze-dried ready-to-eat space desserts!
While most of us will never escape Earth's atmosphere aboard a rocket filled with one million pounds of propellant, we can enjoy the same space desserts as those intrepid astronauts!
Since the earliest manned missions, space travelers have relied upon freeze-dried foods for their meals. Today, you can enjoy the same variety of delicious dehydrated ice cream treats that have accompanied many a space mission.
We currently offer two styles of Astronaut Ice Cream: AstroRox and Ice Cream Sandwiches. AstroRox are ready-to-eat freeze-dried Neapolitan ice cream drops that come packaged in a highly portable canister. We also have two ice cream sandwich flavors: vanilla and cookies & cream.
Because it is designed to be stored at room temperature without melting, Astronaut Ice Cream is a perfect snack food for the office, school, train, plane, and even space station (see what we did there?). All Astronaut Ice Creams feature a three year shelf life and are made in the USA.
Please note that this item cannot be shipped outside of the US.
Features & specs:
- Freeze-dried just like the astronauts eat!
- Made in the USA
- Super lightweight
- 3 year shelf life
- Store at room temperature without melting
Watch our Astronaut Ice Cream video
Notes on this video:
- Vanilla Ice Cream sandwiches are now only available in a round, cookie style. The bar style has been discontinued since this video was made.
Lip-smackingly good space food!
Of all the technology created to support space flight, our favorite has to be Astronaut Ice Cream. The idea of ultra-lightweight, freeze-dried, good-at-any-temperature ice cream is pure awesome.
Plus, knowing that you're eating the same treats that astronauts feast upon is pretty darned sweet.
Seriously, these are really tasty treats
Astronaut Ice Cream tastes good. Really good, in fact! Being freeze-dried, it certainly has a bit of a different consistency than regular ice cream. However, all of the flavor comes rushing back into the dessert as soon as you bite into it.
Bottom line: If it doesn't taste good, we don't sell it. I think our track record of finding delectable treats speaks for itself, and you can rest assured that Astronaut Ice Cream will pass even the most discerning of taste tests.
Freeze-dried = insane shelf life!
The process of freeze drying removes all water from food and extends its shelf life greatly. Keep loads of delicious dehydrated Astronaut Ice Cream in your cupboard, school locker, or office. It's super lightweight and perfectly stable at room temperatures (no melt!).
Simply tear open the packaging (or flip the top of the AstroRox canister) to enjoy your delicious space dessert!
The ideal snack!
Dessert is my favorite part of any meal. However, it can be arduous to find something uber-sweet at work, school, or inside a Soyuz spacecraft.
With Astronaut Ice Cream, the search is over! Toss a canister of AstroRox or an Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwich into your lunch bag, man-purse, satchel, or portmanteau, and you're all set! This stuff is also great for camping, hiking, and tailgating.
Choose from three ice cream styles
Astronaut Ice Cream is available in three styles: Neapolitan AstroRox, Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich, and Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich.
AstroRox are little spheres of freeze-dried ice cream. You'll get a wonderful mix of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate drops.
The Ice Cream Sandwiches are absolutely glorious. No melting or stickiness — just mouth-watering ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate wafers. Yum!
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Hasn't this stuff been around forever?
Answer: Freeze-dried space food has been used since the days of the Mercury Missions (1959-1963) and has been a mainstay on manned NASA missions ever since. So, it's safe to say that this technology is "tried and true". However, only recently has it been applied to ice cream sandwiches and mini ice cream drops (think freeze-dried Dippin' Dots).
Question: Are these cold? Do they need to be kept in the freezer?
Answer: Nope! Astronaut Ice Cream is freeze dried, which means that they're completely dehydrated (and feel a bit like a cracker) and can be stored at room temperature indefinitely.
Question: Does it actually taste good? Don't lie!
Answer: Yes. It tastes like ice cream, which happens to be the best-tasting dessert known to man.
Question: How long will it last?
Answer: Astronaut Ice Cream has a shelf life of three (3) years. No kidding!
Question: What allergy information do you have?
Answer: Astronaut Ice Cream contains milk, wheat, and soy. It is also produced in a facility (in the US) that also processes peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, gluten, egg, and tree nut ingredients.
Question: What are the ingredients?
Answer: AstroRox: milkfat and nonfat milk, sugar, corn syrup, cocoa, mono & diglycerides, natural and artificial flavors, locust bean gum, cellulose gum, artificial color (red 30, blue 1), carrageenan, sucralose.
Ice Cream Sandwiches: The ingredients are split into two categories: ice cream and wafer. The ice cream ingredients are: milkfat, sugar, cookies, carmel color, salt, cocoa, corn syrup, baking soda, artificial flavor, soy lecithin, nonfat milk, corn syrup, whey (stabilized and emulsified by mono and diglycerides), guar gum, cellulose gum and carrageenan, artificial flavor, and vegetable annatto color. The wafer ingredients are: bleached wheat flour, sugar, vegetable shortening, partially hydrogenated soybean oils, dextrose, caramel color, contains 2% or less of: high fructose corn syrup, modified corn starch, salt, corn syrup, baking soda, cocoa, soy lecithin.
Question: Boy, that's a lot of ingredients!
Answer: Indeed. But if it's good enough for astronauts, it should be good enough for you!
Question: What's the calorie count on these tasty suckers?
Answer: AstroRox = 50 calories. Cookies & Cream = 120. Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich = 140.
Question: Since they're freeze dried, are they really fragile?
Answer: The AstroRox aren't too susceptible to damage due to their small size, spherical shape, and canister packaging.
However, the Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwiches are quite fragile and it's very likely that they will arrive with a crack or two in them. This is unavoidable. However, it does not at all affect the flavor of the product.
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