I wasn’t going to do it. Everyone else who has a freeze dryer seems to be addicted to freeze dried ice cream but I’m better than that. I’m using my freeze dryer for more important things, definitely not . . ice cream.
But then one day, we could no longer find Blue Bell’s Christmas Cookie ice cream. We were so sad . . heartbroken really! What’ Christmas without Blue Bell’s Christmas Cookie ice cream?
Then Brookshires had it on sale . . 2 cartons for $10. The were supposed to be getting a truck in . . a truck filled with Blue Bell ice cream. Vince called them. YES! They had plenty. We went to Brookshires and bought two cartons. Then, the next week, United had it on sale . . 2 cartons for $8. We bought two more. It wasn’t my idea . . really, I was saying “We don’t need four cartons of Blue Bell ice cream in the freezer!” But, we ended up with four cartons of Blue Bell ice cream in the freezer. We haven’t been eating it so I said . . dang it, I’ll run a load through the freeze dryer. It takes about a full carton of ice cream to fill the four shelves.
The entire half gallon was reduced down to six of these bags but it’s a yummy snack and doesn’t have to be kept in the freezer. Now that I’ve let myself freeze dry ice cream, I’m sure I’ll do it again.
Did you sample it? Curious as to your thoughts.
Nelle Coursey says
Is it good?
I haven’t had any done like yours, but I had Thrive ice cream sandwiches and it was okay, but I’d rather have a lot of other things before I have that. I have a feeling your ice cream might be a lot different, though
Freeze dried ice cream. Hmmm. Not sure about that.
Ethelann Wood says
Hi from ethelann, Bride’s Cake next?
I see nothing wrong with 4 cartons of Blue Bell ice cream in the freezer! LOL. I bought a carton of eggnog ice cream at Aldi’s and now of course they don’t have any more, or I would buy a couple more cartons…
Back in the 1970’s my parents and my sister and I would go back-packing in the Sierra’s. We bought lots of freeze-dried meals that were light and easy to carry. My favorite was the freeze dried ice cream. The big selling point then was that the astronauts had fried dried ice cream. It was delicious!