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, indulgence ice creams, to healthy low-fat yoghurts, to vegan alternatives.

A huge trend are over-the-top and luxury desserts with as many elements added as possible: Especially young consumers 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. And in times of social media, a colorful 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 savory flavors, dairy-free vegan options or probiotics added - but this is what’s happening. By replacing some of the traditional ingredients like sugar or fat and retaining flavor 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 flavored milk are key factors that consumers are looking for. Whether authentic and recognizable, or novel and sensational – the demand for flavored dairy products is growing. This is where Brenntag Food & Nutrition can support you in all segments of the dairy and ice cream market.

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Brenntag Food & Nutrition is a supplier of wide range functional additives and other aids for dairy industry, such as flavours, extracts, natural and sythetic colours, dyeing extracts, syrupsnatural and synthetic sweetening systems, acidulants, preservatives, antioxidants, hydrocolloids - stabilisers abd thickeners, tests for marking antibiotic residues and inhibitors in milk, additives, food production auxiliaries. More details below:

  • Food design
    • flavourings, natural flavourings, extracts
    • synthetic and natural colours
    • foodstuffs with flavouring and colouring properties
    • other
  • Food ingredients
    • cocoa and chocolate
    • functional flours
    • sodium chlorides and other salts
    • dried egg products
    • fat powders
    • gelatins, various gel strenght
  • Food technology
    • plant and animal proteins
    • emulsifiers
    • phosphates
    • starches: native, functional native, modified
    • thickeners and gelling agents
    • other
  • Nutritional ingredients
    • fibers
    • sugars and sugar substitutes
    • minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium
    • nutraceuticals
    • poliols
    • high intensity sweeteners
  • Food safety and shelf life
    • preservatives
    • acids and their salts
    • antioxidants
    • stabilizers and acidity regulators
    • other
  • Processing agents
    • enzymes for dairy industry
    • carriers and solvents
    • anti-caking agents
    • anti-foaming agent
    • grinking, industrial and waste water treatment agents
    • chemicals for cleaning and disinfection (lub chemicals for cleaning and disinfecting devices)
    • antibiotic residues tests
    • other
  • Tests for marking antibiotic residues and inhibitors in milk
    • Tests for marking antibiotic residues and inhibitors in milk

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

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

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Aleksandra Rybczyńska Brenntag Polska Sp. z o.o.
Business Manager
+48 61 89 36 515