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Astronaut Ice Cream
What you need after a hard
day? Just a kick back and you could enjoy this freeze dried
cream while the planet is gently spins
below you. Everyone really loves this one!
One of the coolest treats
around! It has the quantities of astronaut ice cream that
you actually need for your next party. Ever since wonder what
kind of food the astronauts eat? Official Astronaut Ice Cream,
that's right! These freeze-dried desserts (a primary food
group unto themselves) are a fun full treat for everybody.
Aside from the daring astronauts, these snacks are great for
any campers and hikers (no, they don't need to be refrigerated),
or as stocking stuffer at the Christmas. They also have a
2-year shelf life.
The official and freeze-dried
is ready-to-eat Neapolitan. Ice cream that is, astronauts
take into the space. Readily breaks into chunks for the hand
feeding-a sweet treat! Each foil-sealed pouch
out contains a normal single serving of any ice cream. Three
year shelf life. Enjoy your ice cream just as the astronauts
do - the freeze-dried way!
Astronaut Ice Cream,
as well as other freeze-dried food items, has been aboard
space missions since early Mercury missions. They continue
to be used at NASA missions today.
How is Astronaut Ice Cream Freeze-Dried?
Freeze-drying, or otherwise
lyophilization, removes water from the ice cream by lowering
the air pressure to at point where ice shifts from a solid
to a normal gas. The ice cream should be placed in a vacuum
chamber and then freeze-dried ice creamrozen
until the water crystallizes. The air pressure should be lowered,
creating a vacuum, forcing air out of the chamber; then heat
is applied, vaporizing the ice; finally a freezing coil traps
the vaporized water. This process goes for hours together,
resulting in a perfect slice.
ice cream and strawberry ice cream slice
contains:Milk fat, nonfat milk, corn syrup, strawberry puree
(strawberries, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, water, modified
potato starch, ft-c red No. 40), whey, cocoa (processed with
alkali), stabilized and emulsified by mono and triglycerides,
guar gum, cellulose gum and carrageen, artificial flavor,
red No. 40, and vegetable annatto color.