The 7 Best Frozen Desserts We Bought This Year

published Dec 9, 2022
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Different brands and flavors of ice cream on fridge shelves in a supermarket. Based on studies, half of the population in North America eat ice cream regularly.
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What a person stores in their deep freezer says a lot about them. You can surmise if that person likes to hunt or fish, if they have a Costco membership, or what their general feelings are on frozen pizza

My freezer, specifically, plainly telegraphs that I make a whole lot of chicken stock, I’m captivated by dumplings, and I rarely go a day without something sweet, all of which absolutely tracks. When it comes to the something sweet, I’m not alone, and my fellow Kitchn contribs have been sharing their favorites all year.

Here are the top seven frozen, store-bought desserts we tried in 2022.

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Soft, sweet, and refreshing, these wee mochi are sized for snacking. Each one delivers a pillowy dough around a core of velvety, lightly sweetened ice cream, with a subtle, floral green tea flavor. Contributor Carlos Matias loves that he can pop one of these ice cream-filled treats whenever he's in the mood for something cool and sweet.

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Oat milk can be such a great vehicle for non-dairy frozen desserts, and these Cookies and Cream Oatmilk Pops from Chloe’s are an excellent reminder of that. Completely plant-based and free of soy, gluten, and artificial ingredients, these are treats you can enjoy as is — or take a cue from contributor Lauren Manaker and swirl one into iced coffee for a midday pick-me-up.

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Author and registered dietician Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND, buys these mini cheesecakes on repeat. They’re appealing because they offer individually wrapped variety with three flavors — Plain, Caramel Chocolate Chip, and Raspberry Swirl — in one convenient box. “Simply thaw what you need and serve,” says Sheth. “These bites are perfect for entertaining a group.”

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This one is for the folks who have no shame in their cookie dough-eating game. Kitchn's Grocery Editor, Mara Weinraub, shares that these dairy-free bad boys are shot through with cookie dough flavor, from the luscious ice cream within to the exquisitely doughy chocolate chip cookies that hold it all together.

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Kitchn contributor Rochelle Bilow took one for the team and sampled an impressive 11 flavors of Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars, eventually landing on the Pistachio Brittle Bars as her top pick. For Billow, it’s all about the brittle — crunchy and chock-full of pistachios to balance the rich creaminess of the bar itself.

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Contributor Heather McClees noticed these fruity snacks pop up on shelves earlier this year. Technically, "nature’s strawberries" are just strawberries, but I’m going to give it to TruFru on this one because the company's harnessed the sweet springtime goodness of strawberries and enhanced them with a dip in white and dark chocolate, resulting in a poppable and grab-and-go snack.

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Its fun name isn’t the only thing going for this frozen pie from Marie Callender, according to Bilow. Inside, you’ll find the high summer flavors of raspberry and blackberry suspended in time (and in a perfectly crimped buttery, flaky crust) with a hint of apple. Just pop it in the oven whenever a pie craving strikes, and serve with a scoop or two of another freezer fave: vanilla ice cream.