Plant-based beverages

Bring your plant-based beverage vision to life

Deliver just-right alternative dairy beverages

Consumers expect a lot out of their dairy-alternative beverages, from simple labels to reduced sugar, higher protein, improved mouthfeel, enhanced functionality and ingredients from sustainable sources. When formulating in the dairy alternative category, whether the product is based on rice, nuts, grain or soy, developers must contend with a variety of challenges including:

  • Particulate suspension
  • Emulsification
  • Mouthfeel

When compared to a dairy-based beverage, a plant-based beverage will inherently lack two major components: protein and texture. In order to provide a recognizable and pleasant drinking experience for the consumer, formulators need to nutritionally fortify the beverage with an additional protein source and enhance its texture with stabilizers.

In addition to protein and texture, formulators must also stay abreast of consumer trends, such as reduced sugar and sustainability. By working with the SOLUTION GURUS™ from Ingredion, you can deliver on these consumer needs and meet your formulation goals. Leverage our tools and capabilities to stay ahead of your competition.

Product stabilization and mouthfeel

Whether you are looking to create a unique mouthfeel experience for a premium beverage or good stabilization that will withstand hard processing conditions, you can address your beverage challenges with our broad portfolio of texture solutions.

Sugar and calorie reduction

Create your next sugar-reduced beverages with our broad portfolio of nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners.

Enhanced nutrition

Leverage our broad portfolio of fibers, resistant starches and plant-based proteins to help you develop clinically proven health claims that address the hottest nutrition trends:

  • Bone health
  • Immunity
  • Gut health
  • Protein fortification
  • Sustained energy

Let’s make your goals a reality

Agile collaboration. Deep formulation expertise. Broad portfolio of in-demand ingredients. Market research and consumer insights.