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 melts in your mouth and tastes delicious, however, there’s no need for refrigeration and it can be kept for up to two years (if you can stop yourself from eating it!).
To create Freeze Dried Ice Cream, ordinary ice-cream is freeze dried by lowering the air pressure to the point where ice changes from a solid to a gas. This removes any water and moisture contained within the ice-cream. The process is called ‘freeze drying’ and makes the ice-cream become a solid. This ice-cream comes in a block and has a texture similar to honeycomb, although it does melt 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!
Low Fat Milk, glucose syrup (wheat), sugar, water, Milk Solids, Cream, Maltodexrin, Vegetable origin emulsifiers [477,471 (Soy)], Vegetable gum (412), flavour, colour (160b)
Allergen Advice: Contains Milk, Wheat and Soy. Made on equipment that also processes products containing Peanut and Tree Nuts.
Contains no artificial colours and sweeteners
Package size: 210 x 130 x 20mm
Freeze Dried 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