The Top 12 Frozen Desserts at Trader Joe’s

updated Jun 26, 2020
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Trader Joe’s makes picking out the perfect dessert as easy as (frozen) pie… or cake…or cookies…. or ice cream… That’s all thanks to the store’s fabulous freezer aisle which is home to desserts that are not only delicious, but also dead-simple to prepare. (Hint: Most of their offerings require nothing more than letting it thaw on your countertop before serving.) What’s easier than that?

Because we’re opting for the easiest desserts possible this summer, we’re obviously leaving the hard part up to Trader Joe’s. Here are the best of the bunch:

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1. Key Lime Pie, $5.49

This is a seasonal item you’ll only find in the summer, so when you find one, you’ve struck gold. Once you taste it, you’d never in a million years guess that this pie was previously frozen. The tart, tangy key lime curd and buttery graham cracker crust taste like the real deal. Add a few dollops of whipped cream on top and no one will know you that all you did was open the package.

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2. Mini Cheesecake Cones, $3.99 for a box of four

The moment I gave these frozen cheesecake cones a try, I swore they were the best thing I’ve ever eaten. The cheesecake filling is just the right level of sweetness. It’s fancily piped into each glazed, almond encrusted shell, which makes these decadent desserts look like you bought them from a boutique patisserie.

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3. Peanut Butter Blondies , $4.99 for a nine-ounce box of 12 frozen blondies

While you can certainly microwave these peanut butter and jelly-inspired blondies for thirty seconds which will result in an ooey, gooey, warm delight, might I suggest going the instant gratification route and eating them right out of the freezer? It’s arguably better than a frozen Snickers…

4. Mini Hold The Cone Ice Cream Cones, $3.99 for a box of 8 cones

There’s a reason this is the most popular dessert at Trader Joe’s. That reason? They’re the perfect bite of dessert. If you find a box of these in the freezer aisle, do us a favor will you? Get two boxes!

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5. Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake Bites, $4.49

Trader Joe’s cult favorite Speculoos cookie butter is swirled on top of a dozen dainty cheesecake bites. Just thaw the package in your fridge for two hours and you’re good to go.

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6. New York Deli-Style Baked Cheesecake, $6.99

This classic cheesecake is delightfully creamy and tastes much better than the price tag would suggest. The best part? It only needs to thaw at room temperature for an hour.

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7. Molten Salted Butterscotch Macarons, $3.49

A quick blast for 40 seconds in the microwave and you’ll be tucking into gooey butterscotch and airy macaron cookies in no time. The molten chocolate variety is a solid option, too.

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8. Lemon Bars, $4.49

What’s better than lemon bars? Full baked and pre-cut lemon bars that you take out of the freezer. Thank you Trader Joe’s.

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9. French Macarons, $4.99

Each box contains a dozen of these delicate cookies that would cost a fortune if you bought them at a bakery! Let them defrost for an hour before you dig in.

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10. Raspberry Tarte, $6.49

While you can heat up this raspberry tart to crisp the pastry crust, if you don’t want to bother with an oven, just leave it out at room temperature for an hour or two. It’ll still be delicious chilled.

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11. Mini Pie Medley, $4.49

If you’d rather not deal with the fuss of preparing an entire pie, you could bake these mini-strawberry, blueberry, and peach pies for just 10 minutes.

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12. Tiramisu Torte, $6.99

If you plan on having an Italian dinner, follow it up with this showstopper for dessert. What could be better than spaghetti, garlic bread, several bottles of Chianti, and frozen tiramisu?

Did we miss any of your favorites? Share with us in the comments!