Now you can eat dessert just like the astronauts!
For a minty taste, enjoy our great tasting Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, it
taste great! Originally developed for the early Apollo Space missions, food is
frozen to -40 degrees and then vacuum dried and placed in a special foil pouch.
This is the same ice cream found at science museums for a fraction of the price!
The shelf life is 3 years, so there is no worry about it expiring. These
products are manufactured by the same company that supplies freeze-dried foods
to NASA for the Space Shuttle missions.
Freeze drying removes water from the ice cream by lowering the air pressure
to a point where ice shifts from a solid to a gas. The ice cream is placed in a
vacuum chamber and frozen until the water crystallizes. The air pressure is
lowered, creating a partial vacuum, forcing air out of the chamber; next heat is
applied, vaporizing the ice; finally a freezing coil traps the vaporized water.
This process continues for hours, resulting in a freeze-dried ice cream slice.
Try our other great flavors of ice cream! Note: You will receive the mint
chocolate chip flavor (top right green ice cream), not chocolate chocolate chip
or neapolitan as shown in the photo.
Note: Due to the fact this product is fragile and during the shipping
process, this product may arrive in bite size pieces/chunks.
CREAM, SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, MILKFAT, COCOA
BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN [EMULSIFIER], VANILLA EXTRACT), SUGAR, BUTTERMILK, CORN
SYRUP, DAIRY WHEY (CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF STABILIZER TO MAINTAIN SMOOTHNESS),
MONO & DIGLYCERIDES, GUAR GUM, CARRAGEENAN, CALCIUM SULFITES, PEPPERMINT
EXTRACT, VANILLA EXTRACT, VANILLIN (ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), ARTIFICIAL COLOR (YELLOW
6, BLUE 1), ANNATO (COLOR).
Each package of Astronaut Ice Cream is 0.7 oz.
It can be stored (unopened) for
up to 3 years.