Yesterday, we took a field trip to the California Science Center and let the Space Shuttle Endeavor do the job of impressing our guests. Every time I visit there though, I’m reminded of something I used to get as a kid when I was at museums, and actually have found a few times as an adult – astronaut ice cream. It’s freeze-dried, and the most popular kind comes in a Neapolitan combo of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.
According to NASA, the treat only flew to space aboard Apollo 7 back in 1968, but it has developed somewhat of a cult following since, not to mention the technology used to make it has been used to make other types of “astronaut” or “camp” foods.
I love it for several reasons – it’s creamy, flavorful, unique and it doesn’t melt like regular ice cream…unless it’s in your mouth! Then it dissolves slowly and is delicious.
Have you ever tried it? If not, click here and treat yourself.