Last Updated on August 31, 2019
Aldi’s vegan product line, Earth Grown, continues to roll out new choices. The newest product is oat-based ice cream, a non-dairy frozen dessert.
The Earth Grown Non-Dairy Oat-Based Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Pints should hit Aldi stores August 28th. They are ALDI Finds (Special Buys), which means they will be in stores for a short time only. These frozen desserts are 16 ounces and sold for $2.99 at the time of publication. They come in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla cookie chip, and cold brew.
Aldi sold vegan ice cream last year that was almond milk-based, so this oat milk-based ice cream is a new thing all together. It’s fun to see a unique flavor with the vanilla cookie chip option, too.
Food & Wine says oat milk is currently a big trend among non-dairy options. Aldi’s oat milk ice cream will be competing against other companies that sell oat milk products, including So Delicious and Oatly.
Oat milk is made by soaking oats in water, then blending and straining them for a milk that, according to Food & Wine, is creamier than many nut-based milks.
Nutritionists warn that just because oat milk ice cream sounds healthy, it’s still an indulgent dessert with potentially as many calories as a serving of Haagen-Daazs ice cream, according to MarketWatch. So try not to eat the whole container by yourself in one sitting.
Whether you are vegan, lactose intolerant, or just enjoy trying new and different foods, Aldi’s oat milk-based frozen dessert looks like it’s worth a try. We’re looking forward to picking up a few pints when they hit store shelves.