Crunchy Astronaut Ice Cream

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Want a taste of life in space? Try the same freeze-dried sweet that astronauts enjoy.

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Want a taste of life in space!? Then you can't go past this crunchy freeze-dried ice cream. It's delicious!

This freeze dried ice cream comes ready-to-eat and is the same sweet treat that astronauts have enjoyed aboard space missions since the early 70s, and continue to enjoy on NASA missions today.

Not just a fun novelty that is sure to impress during a space project presentation or school unit on space, it really does taste good. With a crumbly texture, a bit like a meringue, it is exactly what you need after a long, hard day in orbit!

Age: 4+

What You Get

Freeze-dried, ready-to-eat vanilla flavoured ice cream. One serve only (17g)

How Does it Work?

The burning question How is Crunchy Ice Cream freeze dried? This ice cream starts off as real vanilla ice cream you keep in the freezer. Freeze-drying, or lyophilization, 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 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 perfect freeze-dried ice cream slice.


  • Space and astronaut life
  • The process of freeze drying
  • Air pressure and vacuums'
  • Matter and changing between states


98% moisture free ice cream that doesn't need refrigeration and can be stored for several years without spoiling. Crunchy Ice Cream maintains the structure, aroma, taste and nutrients of the original ice cream from which its derived. YUM!

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Length (cm) 23
Width (cm) 3
Height (cm) 15
Age Group 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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