Aldi's Vegan Ice Cream Tubs Are Turning Heads

If you've visited the freezer section of a grocery store lately, you've probably noticed that the non-dairy ice creams take up nearly as much space as their dairy counterparts. Newer vegan brands like Halo Top, So Delicious, and Nadamoo began catering to plant-based dieters with ice creams made from nut or plant milks in recent years, inspiring established ice cream makers such as Ben & Jerry's, Haagen-Dazs, and Breyers to enter the dairy-free market. 

With the global vegan ice cream market expected to grow to an $805 million value by 2027 (via Allied Market Research), Aldi is getting in on the non-dairy fun. "Yay to three to four months of vegan ice cream in chocolate, vanilla, and mocha fudge for $2.99 each," Aldi fan Instagram account @aldifavoritefinds wrote in the caption of a photo of Aldi's almond milk ice cream selection. These flavors are back in stores for the spring and summer months after a hiatus, according to comments on the post.

What Aldi fans think about its almond milk ice creams

"These are my favorite!!! I stock up!" one Instagram user commented on @aldifavoritefinds' post. Additionally, enthusiasm seems to be evenly distributed for all three of Aldi's chocolate, vanilla, and mocha fudge flavors. "I love the mocha almond!! I can only eat non dairy ice cream and this is one of the best!!" another fan commented, adding that they plan to use the vanilla for a plant-based Oreo ice cream cake in the future.

The low-cost German grocery chain has also been known to carry non-dairy ice creams made with nut-free ingredients. "I am lactose intolerant but also allergic to nuts, I wish they had the oatmilk variant back too!" yet another Instagram user commented. "I love their oat milk and coconut milk ones. I hope to see them again soon," one more added. 

While Aldi's almond-free non-dairy ice creams do not appear to currently be in stock, shoppers might be able to expect them to make a return — just like their almond-milk counterparts.