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Steve B
(geokite) - F

Locale: Southern California
Freeze-dried ice cream on 02/25/2013 06:39:28 MST Print View

Picked up a couple packages of freeze-dried ice cream at Fry's Electronics today, http://www.astronautfoods.com/products/ice-cream/astronaut-chocolate-chocolate-chip-ice-cream.html

I was amazed at the calorie density; 6.8cal/g is just about the highest I've ever seen, higher than Pringles (but not as high as olive oil). They were only $2 each. Haven't tried them yet (which might make the post a mute point...)

Steve

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
Freeze-dried ice cream on 02/25/2013 07:29:13 MST Print View

Steve, keep us posted. Every one of these I have tried is, after adding water, a gooey mess that tastes something like milk and pure sugar, two flavors I detest, and nothing like ice cream.

Richard

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Freeze-dried ice cream on 02/25/2013 07:35:02 MST Print View

It's been a long long time, but if I recall, adding water is not part of the game.

I believe it's a confection to be eaten like a meringue - dissolved in the mouth.



But at $69 per pound, before shipping, I'll pass.

Edited by greg23 on 02/25/2013 07:40:03 MST.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Freeze-dried ice cream on 02/25/2013 10:20:41 MST Print View

Yes, you are supposed to eat them dry. They melt in the mouth, leaving a pleasant ice cream flavor.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Freeze-dried ice cream on 02/25/2013 11:07:17 MST Print View

It is, in my experience, the worst ice cream I've ever had.

It is however, the tastiest styrofoam I've ever eaten.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Freeze-dried ice cream on 02/25/2013 11:22:00 MST Print View

Why?

Charles P
(mediauras)

Locale: Terra
Re: Freeze-dried ice cream on 02/25/2013 15:48:08 MST Print View

Because.

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: Freeze-dried ice cream on 02/25/2013 15:57:20 MST Print View

Years ago we used to bring this with us fairly often. Maybe it's gotten better. If not, David said it best:

"It is, in my experience, the worst ice cream I've ever had. It is however, the tastiest styrofoam I've ever eaten."