18 of the Sweetest Dairy-Free Dessert Finds at Trader Joe’s

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18 of the Sweetest Dairy-Free Dessert Finds at Trader Joe’s

We are completely obsessed with these sweet treats, and you’re about to be, too.


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Trader Joe’s is consistently changing the game with innovative new vegan twists on classic eats, and we can’t get enough. Plant-based ice cream, mochi, cookies, and more are keeping our sweet tooth satisfied, and at budget-friendly prices, our wallets happy.

Whether we’re diving into bags of mini, nut-free chocolate sunflower butter cups or biting into chewy, moist snickerdoodle cookies, one thing is for sure: Trader Joe’s holds the answer to our sweet tooth cravings.

Trader Joe’s launches new vegan products 

Trader Joe’s has reigned as king of snacks for years, thanks to its exclusive private-label goods. And many of those snacks have long been vegan. 

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And while Trader Joe’s products have a reputation for passing in and out of the store relatively quickly, over the years the popular grocer has carried plant-based products such as dairy-free cheesecakes, vegan ranch dip with a coconut-milk base, high protein vegan burger patties, and four packs of deliciously sweet and fluffy vegan vanilla cupcakes. While these products may no longer be on the shelves at the grocer, they have been replaced by numerous new and exciting products.

For the best vegan products at Trader Joe’s according to VegNews readers, check out the winners of the VegNews’ Best Vegan Trader Joe’s Awards

Vegan sweets at Trader Joe’s

While we can’t wait to see what’s next from this cult-favorite grocery chain, for now, we are turning our attention to all the luscious, dairy-free, egg-free desserts and sweet bites they currently offer. Here are 18 of our favorites.

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1 Tropical Green Tea Instant Boba Kit

Instead of heading to a café, grab Trader Joe’s Tropical Green Tea Boba Kit instead. Flavored with mango and passion fruit, it’s the perfect refreshing sweetener for a light after-dinner treat.
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2 Super Strawberry Sorbet

According to Trader Joe’s, this is no ordinary sorbet. It’s made with Thai strawberries, which have a perfectly balanced sweet and tart flavor, as well as water and cane sugar. But the best part (or the part that makes it really divine) is arguably the added strawberry pieces throughout the pint.
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3 Organic Freezer Pops

On a piping hot day, it’s hard to beat a popsicle straight from the freezer. These nostalgic treats from Trader Joe’s come in three tasty flavors: Cherry Limeade, Orange, and Berry.
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4 Hold the Dairy! Mini Chocolate Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Cones

These coconut milk-based chocolate ice cream cones are drizzled with a crunchy chocolate coating and make for the ultimate single-serving ice cream treats for warm weather days.
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5 Out of this World Ice Pops

Made with lemon ice, blueberry ice, and strawberry ice, these little red, white, and blue ice pops are the perfect post-barbecue 4th of July treat to keep stocked in the freezer.
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6Strawberry Lemonade Joe-Joe’s

Who could forget Trader Joe’s classic créme-filled cookies? The retailer frequently rolls out new, innovative flavors such as Matcha, Mango, and Candy Cane. This summer’s latest iteration is this sweet and tangy Strawberry Lemonade flavor. But, buyer beware: the gluten-free Joe-Joe’s are not vegan (they contain dairy).
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7 Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

The fudge bars of our youth get a major upgrade in these dairy-free, oat-based versions from the popular grocer. Scan the freezer section and grab a box (or two) for when a craving strikes.
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8 Oat Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Sandwiches

The classic, wafer-like ice cream sandwiches have ditched dairy in this rendition by Trader Joe’s. A simple vanilla oat ice cream is sandwiched between two chocolate wafers for a kid-friendly treat.
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9 Vanilla Bean Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

This oat milk-based ice cream tastes like cake batter. If this is what true vanilla tastes like, we’ve been missing out for years.
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10 Freeze Dried Raspberries

These freeze-dried raspberries are delicious straight out of the bag, but they can also take yogurts, ice cream, and sorbets to the next level. We recommend combining them with dark chocolate pieces for the best mix of flavors. But if raspberries aren’t your go-to, Trader Joe’s also stock freeze-dried strawberries, blueberries, and bananas.
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11 Oat Chocolate Bars

Trading in dairy for oat milk? These vegan milk chocolate bars are perfect for s’mores, chopping into cookie dough, melting over baked goods, or eating straight as a bar.
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12 Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups

Who needs Reese’s? We’re so here for these peanut-free dark chocolate sweets, conveniently located by the registers, for a grab-and-go sweet tooth fix. The mini version offers us the perfect chocolate-craving fix.
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13Oat Chocolate Bars With Crispy Rice & Cocoa Nibs

These bars are a delightful fusion of hearty oats, velvety chocolate, crunchy crispy rice, and the exquisite essence of cocoa nibs. With every bite, you’ll experience the satisfying contrast between chewy oats and the playful crunch of crispy rice, all elevated by the intense depth of cocoa nibs.
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14 85% Dark Chocolate Bar from Uganda

If you just like a nibble of something sweet after dinner, keep one of these dark chocolate bars on hand. According to Trader Joe’s, the beans are sourced from small farms in Western Uganda, before they’re fermented by a family-owned Italian chocolatier.
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15 Vegan Banana Bread with Walnuts

If you’re in the mood for banana bread but not in the mood to bake, this nutty, comforting loaf is the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert treat. It’s soft, satisfying, and deliciously moist.
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16 Soft-Baked Sunflower Butter Cookies

These earthy yet sweet sunflower cookies are best served with an after-dinner coffee. They’re not just dairy-free, either, but gluten-free and nut-free, too.
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17 Frooze Balls

These bite-sized energy balls are packed with super tasty whole-food ingredients, including dates, peanuts, and dried coconut. Caramel Choc Peanut Butter not your thing? There’s also a Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor, too.
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18 Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

Let’s be honest, cinnamon rolls are more of a dessert than a breakfast. But there’s absolutely nothing stopping us from gobbling down these ready-to-bake accidentally vegan treats in the morning.
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