Dairy & Ice Cream

Consumers of dairy products are increasingly seeking high-quality, clean label and
high-protein options and have a big interest in health and convenience. Hence the dairy & ice cream market is undergoing an evolution of innovations. Brenntag Food & Nutrition supplies a wide range of functional ingredients for the dairy industry. Our food experts help you to develop innovative products ranging from creamy, indulgent ice creams, to healthy low-fat yoghurts, to vegan alternatives.

A huge trend is over-the-top and luxury desserts with as many elements added as possible. Young consumers especially love to treat themselves to ice cream or milk shakes mixed with syrups, biscuit or cake pieces, candy and fruits and topped with cream and waffles. In times of social media, a colourful and delicious appearance of special indulgences is essential.

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An appetite for innovation

When we think of ice cream, we probably don’t associate it with savoury flavours, dairy-free vegan options or probiotics added - but this is what is happening. By replacing some of the traditional ingredients like sugar or fat and retaining flavour and texture, manufacturers are creating healthier options that appeal to modern consumers. No or reduced fat has become the standard for spoonable yoghurts as well. In yoghurts containing fruit, oligofructose and inulin are often added via the fruit preparation and with around twice the protein content of standard yoghurt, it’s no wonder that variations of cream cheese like quark and skyr are in demand – especially in Europe.

Cheese is also undergoing some changes. Variations with added protein, reduced lactose, dairy- experience high demand around the world. New concepts like plant-based cheeses offer an alternative for vegans, flexitarians and the lactose intolerant. The thirst for creative varieties also applies to drinks containing soybeans, almond and oats. Fermented dairy drinks, such as kefir, are especially desirable.

The texture, mouthfeel, shelf life and appearance of dairy products, such as drinking or spoonable fermented products and flavoured milk, are key factors that consumers are looking for. Whether authentic and recognisable, or novel and sensational – the demand for flavoured dairy products is growing. This is where Brenntag Food & Nutrition can support you in all segments of the dairy and ice cream market.

We are committed to providing better nutrition with our extensive health promoting product portfolio through technical excellence and deep understanding of the Korean market.

Jk Jun
Senior Sales Manager, Food & Nutrition South Korea

Contact us

Get in contact with our Dairy & Ice Cream expert to discuss:

  • how to formulate a dairy product fitting the low carb diet
  • how to create a delicious vegan ice cream

Nicola Boulter
Director Food & Nutrition
+44 (0)113 3879200