Dairy and dairy alternatives

Create consumer-winning dairy products with Ingredion

Make your dairy formulation goals a reality

Whether you’re looking for cost optimisation through ingredient replacement or pushing ahead with healthier recipes or cleaner labels – sensory appeal plays a vital role in driving category differentiation. That’s our forte and we’re here to help your dairy portfolio stand out in a crowded market. Ingredion can help you keep pace with the latest consumer-driven trends and significantly reduce product development times.

We do this using our application know-how to advise you on the unique capabilities of starch solutions in the dairy sector. Our partnership approach is built around helping you find the delicious balance between cost, quality and speed to market.

Overcome your formulation challenges with Ingredion

Ingredion combine science-based problem solving expertise with an extensive range of innovative ingredient solutions to help manufacturers in the dairy sector overcome the most critical formulation challenges.

  • Reducing costs, maintaining texture: reduce costs by replacing expensive ingredients such as fat, protein or dairy solids in yoghurts or custards with our functional starches, without compromising taste or texture.
  • Going clean label: our dairy specialists and chefs can help you cater to the latest clean label and free-from trends and advise you as to which of our clean label ingredients meets your specific needs.
  • Enhancing texture: create differentiated texture in dairy to help you stand out from the competition and have consumers come back for more time and time again.
  • Improving nutritional profile: meet another consumer trend for healthier foods by reducing fat or sugar but maintaining the rich, indulgent textures and taste consumers love.
  • Tapping into the plant-based market: develop satisfying dairy alternatives, with right taste and texture, that appeal to health-conscious and environmentally aware consumers
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Creating in-demand dairy products

Formulating dairy products today is as much about what consumers don’t want, as what they do. 

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The Business of Clean Label

We make it our business to understand what consumers want in their products. We focus our development activity on research which relates directly to consumer insights.

With the clean label category set to be valued at over $50 billion by 2024, it’s a mega trend food producers can’t afford to ignore.

Consumer demand for clean label is well documented, but some manufacturers may be unaware that a clean label approach makes sound business sense too. Incorporating clean label can support your commercial drivers and deliver healthy business returns.

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Find the right ingredient for your needs

Discover innovative ingredients that solve your challenges in dairy and dairy alternative formulations.

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