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
  • Sugar reduction: indulgent textures, sweet taste and a healthier profile - our solutions for sugar reduction deliver results consumers will love.

Inspiring reduced sugar ideas

Delve into our new concept book to discover how to use our ingredient solutions to create your own delicious, reduced sugar desserts, yoghurts, ice cream and much more. With a breakdown of nutritional content, potential on-pack claims and NutriScore ranking, it’s crammed with invaluable technical and commercial insights.

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Ready to taste the possibilities?

Experience the amazing results of our sugar reduction solutions for yourself with one of our exclusive tasting kits

Each kit contains a delicious no added sugar fruit prep, along with an indulgent sugar-reduced dessert.

All you have to do is open and enjoy.

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Be part of the plant-based revolution

With demand for delicious plant-based food and drink increasing, there is a prime opportunity to tap in and deliver ROI for your business. Are you ready?

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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. Our brochure simply explains how to keep them satisfied. To learn how to create products with the label claims consumers want, and the eating experience they enjoy, get the brochure now.

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Ingredion’s plant proteins recognised for sustainability excellence

Our Ultra Performance line of plant-based protein solutions has been named the Best Plant-Based Sustainability winner during the 2022 World Plant-Based Awards. This better tasting, more sustainable product line provides great versatility in a variety of applications.

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Guide: The Business of Clean Label

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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Introducing VITESSENCE® Pulse protein concentrates for dairy alternative applications

Derived from pea and faba bean, VITTESSENCE® Prista's designed to help you build the right taste, nutritional profile, and consumer-preferred natural and non-soy based claims.

VITESSENCE® Prista pulse protein concentrates attributes

A revolutionary line of ultra-performance pulse concentrates for pristine taste and functionality

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VITESSENCE® Prista pulse protein - Dairy alt applications

From plant-based yoghurts to cheese analogues. VITESSENCE® Prista is meeting consumer expectations, without compromise on sensory, indulgence, and clean label.

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Power Up Your Plate Webinar

Alternatives don’t have to be different. Join Chef Kevin from our kitchen as he explores market opportunities with dairy-free, plant-based alternatives, to inspire your next big breakthrough.

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Dairy and dairy alternatives

Reduced-sugar dairy and dairy alternatives

Indulgent textures, sweet taste and a healthier profile - our solutions for sugar reduction deliver results consumers will love.


Taste Sweet Liberation

Are you feeling the pressure to reduce sugar content but don’t know where to start? Are you worried about the impact on taste, texture, affordability and clean label? Ingredion can help you break free.

With our formulation capabilities and broad ingredient portfolio, you can develop great tasting products that are low in sugar and high in consumer appeal. Freedom from sugar never tasted so good.

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VITTESSENCE® Pulse proteins

Create plant-protein enhanced food without the plant flavour, bitter taste or uncontrolled microbial levels inherent in dry-milled pulse products.

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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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Contact your Ingredion experts today

Extensive formulation capabilities. Broad portfolio of on-trend sweeteners, flavour modifiers and texturisers. Market research and consumer insights. Discover how we can help you develop what’s next in reduced sugar dairy and dairy alternatives.

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