Originally created in the 1970s for NASA astronauts to eat in space, freeze dried ice-cream is still a hit over 40 years on! Just like ordinary ice-cream, Astronauts’ Ice-cream tastes delicious, however, there’s no need for refrigeration and it can be kept for a long time (if you can stop yourself from eating it!).
To create The Professors’ Crunchy ice-cream, ordinary ice-cream is freeze dried by lowering the air pressure to the point where water changes from a solid to a gas. This removes virtually all moisture contained within the ice-cream and makes it become a solid. Crunchy ice-cream comes in a block and has a texture similar to honeycomb or meringue, and it dissolves after you bite into it. This unique and fun food is perfect for would-be astronauts, ice-cream lovers or anyone curious to try it!
Cream (27%), sugar, whey powder (from milk), skim milk concentrate, maltodextrin emulsifier [471 (from soybeans)], vegetable gum (412, 466, 407a), flavour, water.
Contains milk and ingredients derived from wheat and soybeans. Made on equipment that also processes products containing peanuts and other nuts. Made from local and imported ingredients. Suitable to be stored at room temperature.
Please note: the Best Before on the inside pack is for the ice-cream BEFORE the freeze drying process. Once it has been freeze dried, it is advised to consume the ice-cream within 4 years from purchase. The small slit in the inside pack is to allow the water vapour to escape during the drying process
Ice-cream size: 100 x 60 x 20mm
Package size: 220 x 130 x 20mm
Astronaut's Ice-cream also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Year 3 - ACSSU046
A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat
Year 5 - ACSSU077
Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways
Year 6 - ACSSU095
Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible