New York – Gastronaut Ice Cream is a high-class twist on a childhood favourite.
The product claims to be the world’s first organic freeze-dried ice cream. Founder Robert Collignon was inspired by his memories of eating cheap freeze-dried ice cream that was sold in space museums. He created his own version at home and was impressed by the flavour that good-quality ice cream retained.
The range comprises three flavours, including Mexican Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookies & Cream. The ice cream, which is sourced from Brooklyn-based Blue Marble, is sprinkled with sea salt before it is freeze-dried to create a unique flavour contrast.
The product’s refined packaging, which features bold typography, is a far cry from the plastic-wrapped alternatives on the market, and is geared towards the luxury food sector. ‘I want to make astronaut ice cream that will be of interest to more than just five-year-olds,’ Collignon told Munchies.