Within the past year, I’ve seen some unique frozen dessert cones pop up at Aldi as limited-time specials. In the summer of 2020, the discount grocer sold unicorn-themed cones and outer space-themed cones. The Instagram-worthy treats became a cult favorite among Aldi shoppers. This spring, Aldi is upping its desert game again and selling cones that look like roses, and just in time for Mother’s Day. But these are honestly good to enjoy during any occasion.
Sundae Shoppe Strawberries & Cream Rose Cones cost $3.49 for a 17.6-ounce box containing four 4.4-ounce cones. That comes out to about 87 cents per cone.
The package describes these as “strawberry & cream flavored ice desserts in a cocoa flavored waffle cone.” They are packaged like the unicorn and galactic cones we saw at Aldi last summer, with a shiny paper wrapping around the cone and a plastic bubble over the top of the cone to protect its shape.
Once you get the wrapping off (young kids might need some help), you end up with a gorgeous piece of sweet artwork.
These are a product of Slovenia. We’re pretty certain these are made by Leone, a company in Central Europe that makes novelty ice cream products. Their website lists Aldi as one of their corporate partners (and Aldi’s competitor Lidl also partners with them). We’ve seen Aldi sell other frozen desserts likely made by Leone in Slovenia in the past, including last summer’s Sundae Shoppe Galactic Cones and Sundae Shoppe Unicorn Cones, as well as Sundae Shoppe Reindeer and Snowman Ice Cream Pops.
Primary ingredients include reconstituted skim milk, sugar, coconut oil, glucose syrup, cream, strawberry juice from concentrate, and whey powder. You can view the full list of ingredients in the photo below.
If you’re watching out for allergens, these have milk, wheat, and soy. They may contain traces of tree nuts and peanuts.
One 75-gram cone has 200 calories, 9 grams of total fat (13% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (39% DV), less than 5 mg of cholesterol (1% DV), 45 mg of sodium (2% DV), 28 grams of total carbohydrates (9% DV), 19 grams of total sugars, 15 grams of added sugars (31% DV), and 3 grams of protein.
These rose cones are a great treat, and everyone in my house liked them. They have a bit of air whipped into them and are not true ice cream cones because a product must have at least 10% milkfat to be considered ice cream, but these are still delicious. There’s a small amount of strawberry gel filling inside the “ice cream” in the middle of the cone. In addition, the cone has a lot of chocolate flavor, and we love the chocolate inside the bottom of the cone.
Sundae Shoppe Strawberries & Cream Rose Cones feature strawberry and vanilla “ice cream” shaped like a rosette atop a chocolate-flavored cone. They are most likely made by the ice cream company Leone in Central Europe, and we like everything from that company that Aldi has sold over the years. These are worth picking up if you spot them in stores.