Astronaut Foods is the original source for freeze-dried astronaut ice cream. Our unique snacks have been number one on the planet since 1974.

Freeze-dried foods have been aboard NASA missions since the early Mercury Missions. Since then, space food has gone global! You can find our retro treats in museums, toy shops, amusement parks, and outdoor stores all across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Today, Astronaut Foods are a nostalgia-packed snack that anyone can enjoy, whether you’re out exploring the galaxy or hanging back here on Earth.


So, what exactly is astronaut food? It’s simple: freeze-dried ice cream is real ice cream!

We use the process of lyophilization, commonly known as freeze-drying, to turn the ice cream you know and love into something truly special. Lyophilization removes 98% of the original water content, and the result is a crunchy, creamy sweetness that melts in your mouth.

We use the same process to freeze dry fruits, which brings out the sweetness and adds an unexpected crunch to nature’s candy. Best of all, the freeze-drying process allows fruit to retain all of its nutrition!

Since the very beginning, all of our products have been proudly made in the USA. You can find our home base in sunny, beautiful Boulder, CO.


Our foods are fun and our mission is serious: we’re dedicated to supporting people and organizations whose goal is to push the boundaries of space exploration and discovery.

We’re honored to see educators use our fun freeze-dried foods to engage students. And we’re proud to donate a portion of our sales to organizations that foster understanding, innovation, and education in the fields of science, technology, and space exploration. Our snacks give students a taste of real astronaut food and spark their curiosity in planetary science. It’s our profound responsibility to nurture that curiosity further!

We’re thrilled for the next frontier of space travel, especially the Mars missions on the horizon. Remember, astronaut ice cream requires no refrigeration, so we hope you’ll keep us in mind for your future colony on the red planet.