Over the years, we've been amazed at the selection of frozen treats we've found at Trader Joe's. Their sherbets and both non-dairy and traditional ice creams have cooled us off on many occasions, but there's no reason to wait until summer to enjoy some of the delectable desserts that we've discovered over the past seven months. Click here for an earlier roundup of our faves from the freezer.
#5 Trader Joe's Vanilla Soy Creamy
If you like the taste of soy milk, you'll like the taste of this soy-based ice cream. Although it actually tastes like soy, it's smooth, refreshing, and it'll come in handy if summer 2013 turns out to be as hot as the last one.
Final rating: 7.5 out of 10
#4 Trader Joe's Mini Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Wedges
Are they fruit? Are they cheesecake? Are they ice cream? How can they be so many things at once? Why is there a huge plank of wood through each piece? More than just typical dairy treats, these one-of-a-kind dessert wedges are full of beautiful mysteries.
Final rating: 8 out of 10
#3 Trader Joe's French Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla ice cream is just boring old vanilla ice cream, right? Maybe not. Leave it to Trader Joe to perfect a classic.
Final rating: 8.5 out of 10
#2 Trader Joe's Pomegranate Blueberry Sherbet
TJ's is very good at these creamy, fruity, frozen things. Though Sonia thinks they taste more like raspberry, and Nathan wishes they would have called it "sherbert" instead of "sherbet," the Rodgers family agrees that it's a winner.
Final rating: 9 out of 10
#1 Trader Joe's Strawberry Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
It's like a bowl of mashed up frozen strawberries, but creamy, and without all the little seeds. This vegan dessert surprised the Shellys and surpassed their expectations.
Final rating: 9.5 out of 10