Best Neapolitan Ice Cream: LuvyDuvy Freeze-Dried Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Freeze dried ice cream is great for camping, hiking . . . or just as a unique treat for a child’s birthday party.

We tried out several brands of freeze dried ice cream sandwiches and ice cream, judging them on overall flavor, texture and creaminess.

Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches are probably the most popular flavor when it comes to freeze dried ice cream. And after trying out several competitors, we think LuvyDuvy’s version is best. Here’s why:

What We Liked

• Best overall flavor. Yes, it tasted like a Neapolitan ice cream sandwich, not a science experiment!

• Most creamy texture among brands we tried.

• Made in the USA.

• Shelf life of about two years from date of manufacture.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Allergy alert: contains milk, soy, wheat.

• Contains high fructose corn syrup.

• Artificial coloring and flavors.

Best For Kid Parties: Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwich

If you are looking for a unique party favor for a birthday party, we think this freeze-dried ice cream is a great choice: Mountain House’s Ice Cream Sandwiches.

What We Liked

 Kid-friendly flavor! What kid doesn’t like vanilla ice cream?

• No sticky fingers. Some freeze dried ice cream we tried left a sticky residue behind. This brand didn’t, which is why it’s great for kiddos.

• Packaging is recyclable.

• Two year shelf life.

• Made in USA.

• Less added sugar (5 grams) per serving than LuvyDuvy brand (10 grams) recommended above.

What Needs Work

• Allergy alert: milk, soy, wheat.

• Contains high fructose corn syrup.

• Texture is a bit more chalky than others we tried. We still liked it overall and would recommend it—but a few of our testers thought it could be less chalky.

Best Clean Ingredients: Cosmik Freeze Dried Ice Cream, Astronaut Space Food

No one would confuse freeze dried ice cream with health food—most of the brands we tried had artificial coloring, flavoring and high fructose corn syrup.

That’s why we were happy to find one brand that aimed for a cleaner, more natural approach to freeze dried ice cream: COSMIK. It’s still ice cream—and quite yummy—but aims a bit higher in the quality of ingredients. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Loved the overall taste and texture,

• Some organic ingredients: organic cream, organic sugar, organic skim milk, organic wheat flour.

• No GMO’s.

• No artificial ingredients.

• No high fructose corn syrup.

What Needs Work

• More fat (9 grams) compared to other brands. Well, that explains why it tastes so good.

• Broken chunks. This freeze dried ice cream is intentionally broken into chunks—this turned off a few of our testers, who preferred a whole bar.

• Allergy alert: dairy, soy, wheat—made in a facility that processes peanuts, milk, soy, wheat and tree nut ingredients.

• Pricey.

• Not as creamy as other brands. We still liked it overall, but the mouth feel isn’t quite as good as LuvyDuvy brand reviewed above.

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