Last Updated on October 10, 2022
Aldi is an underrated grocery store to buy desserts at. Whether you need large cartons of cream puffs and eclairs for a party, some cookies for the kids, baked goods to share at the office, or ice cream to enjoy on a night in, Aldi does not lack in the dessert department. Their desserts are as good as name brands and cost a fraction of the price.
The discount grocery store occasionally surprises me with new selections in the dessert aisles, and recently I spotted two novel options in the freezer section. One was a chocolate crème pie, and the other was a whipped cheesecake. I bought one of each to try at home. Here, I’m offering a look at the whipped cheesecake.
Belmont Whipped Cheesecake cost $5.99 for a 24-ounce package at the time of publication. The package describes this as “a decadent creamy whipped cheesecake in a cookie crumb crust.” It’s a product of Germany.
This is a seasonal item at Aldi, which means it’s in stores for longer than an Aldi Find, but it’s not sold all year. I found this at Aldi at the start of the fall/holiday season. I don’t know for certain, but it appears this is a dessert Aldi is stocking for the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s season.
Primary ingredients include sour cream, cream, wheat flour, sugar, vegetable shortening, invert sugar, brown sugar, and cream cheese. If you’re watching out for allergens, this contains milk and wheat. It may contain tree nuts, soy, and egg. It also contains bovine gelatin.
One cheesecake has eight 85-gram servings. One serving has 310 calories, 19 grams of total fat (24% DV), 12 grams of saturated fat (59% DV), 100 mg of sodium (4% DV), 33 grams of total carbohydrates (12% DV), 23 grams of total sugars, and 18 grams of added sugars (36% DV).
The box instructs to keep this cheesecake frozen until ready to serve. To thaw the whole cheesecake, remove the cheesecake from the carton. Thaw in the refrigerator for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours or at room temperature for 1.5 to 2 hours. To thaw one slice, cut the frozen cheesecake using a warm, wet knife. Thaw the slice in the refrigerator for 45-60 minutes and enjoy. Cover any unused portions of cheesecake. If frozen, return to the freezer. If defrosted, return to the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not microwave this cheesecake.
I thawed the cheesecake in the refrigerator. It gets points for looks, with pretty florets piped onto the top. Once thawed, it’s extremely easy to slice. It has a solid cookie crust, and the whipped cheesecake is very soft with a light, fluffy consistency not all that different from Cool Whip, but with more air whipped into it and with a cheesecake flavor.
This is much less dense than traditional cheesecake has a mild sweet flavor. It’s good on its own, but it could also be nice served with fresh fruit such as strawberries or raspberries. The cookie crumb crust helps to give it some structure and offers a nice solid contrast to the soft filling. This did not last long in my house. It’s probably not a coincidence that Aldi introduced this cheesecake just before the holidays. It’s an easy to dessert to thaw and serve at a party or family gathering, or just because.
Belmont Whipped Cheesecake features creamy, airy cheesecake with a light consistency not all that different from Cool Whip, all nestled inside a cookie crumb crust. It’s sold frozen, and serving it is as simple as thawing it in the fridge for a few hours. It’s a good option any time you need an easy dessert.