I admittedly have a sweet tooth. I try to limit what kinds of foods I keep in the house because I don’t have much self discipline if treats are around. With that being said, during the times when I do indulge — usually for holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions — I can find a lot of great desserts at Aldi.
The discount grocery store stocks a good lineup of Regular Buy desserts year round all throughout the store. They also rotate some amazing limited-time Aldi Find goodies in and out at different times of the year. Keep in mind that Aldi Find desserts are only in stores for a short time, and you can’t order them online if they’re not in stock at your local store.
What follows is my personal list, in no particular order, of favorite Regular Buy and Aldi Find desserts. This is an opinion piece, and tastes and dietary needs may vary. Feel free to share your own favorite Aldi desserts — politely — in the comments.
The Best Regular Buy Aldi Desserts:
Sundae Shoppe Gelato
Gelato is an Italian dessert that’s similar to ice cream but different in some key ways, including a creamier consistency and a lower butterfat content. Aldi sells gelato in three flavors: Triple Chocolate, Pistachio Biscotti, and Caramel Cookie Crunch. My family likes them all.
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream
Mochi is a Japanese dough made from pounded sticky rice, and it can be served in various ways, including wrapped around small balls of ice cream. These are a special treat in my house, especially among the kids, and we often get them for birthdays or holidays.
Specially Selected Assorted Macarons
Macarons are a popular French treat, and these Aldi macarons are imported from Belgium. These are as good as — and even better than — macarons we’ve tried from pricey bakeries. A box doesn’t last long in my house.
Specially Selected Mini Cream puffs and Mini Eclairs
These mini eclairs and mini cream puffs are sold in large plastic boxes in the freezer aisle. These pastries are perfect for easy, fancy desserts when you’re feeding a crowd. You won’t be able to eat just one.
Specially Selected Super Premium Ice Cream
This ice cream is nice because it contains only whole, easily recognizable ingredients such as cream, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. It also comes in a chocolate flavor. This is always what I buy when I want vanilla ice cream to serve with brownies or pie.
Belmont Ice Cream
If you want more flavor choices, Aldi also sells some other ice cream flavors such as Moose tracks, cookie dough, cookies & cream, and mint chocolate chip. These are as good as their pricier name-brand counterparts.
Specially Selected Double Chocolate Premium Brownie Mix
When I was growing up, my mom often made brownies. This brownie mix from Aldi is what I reach for whenever I want to make a fudgy dessert. Top it with some vanilla ice cream for absolute perfection.
liveGfree Gluten Free Brownie Mix
No one in my house eats a gluten free diet, but some of our friends eat gluten free. This Aldi gluten free brownie mix tastes as good as regular brownies. Don’t forget the ice cream.
The Best Aldi Find Desserts:
Earth Grown Vegan Plant Based Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Bars
No one in my family is vegan or vegetarian, but these dessert bars are the best. They taste exactly like regular dairy ice cream and come in three terrific flavors: Caramel, Peanut Butter, and Forest Fruit.
Deutsche Küche German Cream Cakes
Aldi rotates an amazing selection of German cuisine onto its shelves each spring and fall, and their German cream cakes are not to be missed. The strawberry variety is my family’s favorite, but we have also enjoyed a black forest cake and a chocolate cake.
Deutsche Küche Donauwelle and Bienenstich Indulgent Cakes
Sundae Shoppe Cones
Throughout the year, Aldi occasionally brings in ice cream cones made by Leone, a frozen novelty producer based in Slovenia. We always know we’re in for a treat with these. Varieties we’ve seen include rose cones, snowflake cones, lepre-cones, unicorn cones, mermaid cones, galactic cones, and more.
Our Specialty Double Layer Carrot Cake
This pretty carrot cake usually shows up in during the springtime. My family and I aren’t even huge fans of carrot cake, but this one is so good with its cream cheese-flavored icing. I also speak from experience when I say this cake freezes well if you want to stock up.
Sundae Shoppe Arctic Bar
The Aldi version of a name-brand Klondike Bar, these ice cream bars with their crisp chocolate coating and vanilla ice cream interior are always a crowd pleaser.
Specially Selected Caramel and Chocolate Mousse Desserts
These layered desserts are sold in their own shot glass-sized glass jars that are perfect for reusing in different ways. These are rich, indulgent, and filling. They also last a long time in your freezer, so buy a few when they’re in stock.
What are your favorite Aldi desserts? Let us know in the comments below.