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Freeze-Dried Ice Cream?

By Ben from Ready Store
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Freeze Dried Ice CreamYou would be surprised to find out how many things are Freeze-Dried in your every day life like Coffee, Dog/Can Food, and my favorite Ice Cream Sandwiches. Yes you read correctly. The most commonly enjoyed dessert in America can be Freeze-Dried and have an amazing 25-30 year shelf life. Freeze-dried Ice Cream is also known as "Astronaut Ice Cream" or "Space Ice Cream". It gets these names because it was created back in the the late 60's for NASA's Apollo Missions. NASA wanted the astronauts to have some form of dessert and in prior missions they did, in fact, send real ice cream, but due to the weight of ice cream they looked into an alternative solution. With the Freeze-Drying process it has had the water removed from the Ice Cream and lowers the pressure to leaves a simple a light weight "brick" of ice cream that would cut the weight down dramatically.

The most common misconception with Freeze-Dried Ice Cream is that you would have to add water, right? No that is one of the great things about the Freeze-Dried Ice Cream is that it does not require any water or preparations to eat the ice cream. Just open the packaging or #10 can, pull out your Ice Cream bar, unwrap it from the paper packaging and voila, ready to eat. I personally remember as a kid eating this Ice Cream & having it melt in my mouth and enjoyed every second of it, and now when I give it to my kids and see the reaction that they get it is priceless. So next time that you are going on a camping, hiking, or road trip, think of a simple snack for you and your family to enjoy and get your Saratoga Farms Ice Cream Sandwiches.

12 years ago
1 year ago at 5:43 PM
Hi! Can you make freeze dried ice cream by putting an ice cream sandwich in the home freeze dryers sold at The Ready Store? Thanks!