Costco’s Newest Frozen Dessert Is the Ultimate French-inspired Treat

published Aug 23, 2023
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Costco probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of luxurious European-inspired desserts, but that’s about to change. The beloved big-box retailer just released a brand-new take on ice cream sandwiches that’s bound to make your mouth water. Gelato Macaron Sandwiches just hit the shelves of the frozen dessert aisle, and if you’re a fan of ice cream sandwiches and exquisite French confections, you’re going to want to grab your car keys and head to Costco as soon as possible.

What Are French Macarons?

Macarons are an incredibly popular French dessert, and for good reason. Made from a sweet meringue of egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, and almond meal, macarons come in a wide variety of colors and flavors. Each sandwich cookie has a delicate shell as well as a rich buttercream, jam, or ganache filling. It’s not surprising that Costco has found a way to use the classic French treat as a source of inspiration for its latest dessert.

Costco’s Gelato Macaron Sandwiches

Available in a box of 16, Costco’s Gelato Macaron Sandwiches are the store’s newest frozen treat. Each box contains two distinct, yet equally delectable flavors: chocolate gelato sandwiched between two chocolate macaron shells and vanilla gelato with raspberry sauce sandwiched between two raspberry macaron shells. With eight of each flavor per box, you’ll have plenty to share with the rest of your family, though there’s a good chance a box won’t last very long!

These new Gelato Macaron Sandwiches are not the first time Costco has introduced French-inspired ice cream sandwiches into its dessert lineup. Last summer Costco members flocked to the frozen dessert aisle to pick up vanilla macaron ice cream sandwiches which featured rainbow sprinkles on their delicate vanilla shells. However, this is the first time Costco has offered these particular flavors and combined rich gelato with the classic French sandwich cookie.

If there’s one thing Costco is even better known for than its delicious food, it’s having unbeatable prices, and these Gelato Macaron Sandwiches are no exception. At $15.79 per box, the macarons come out to just under a dollar each, making them as affordable as they are tasty. Pick up a box on your next Costco run, because there’s no telling how long they will be available, and you don’t want to miss your chance to enjoy this delicacy. And if you love cold sweet treats, don’t forget to check out Aldi’s latest frozen snack