Designing Vegan Ice Cream Products
There is a lot to be said about vegan alternatives for the most popular food items on the market, especially when the food items in question are sweet frozen treats such as ice cream, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches, and the like. At present, more people than ever are choosing to eliminate dairy from their diet, whether that is because it is necessary for health reasons or because they are taking an ethical stance against the consumption of products derived from an animal source. The right flavor ingredients can help to recreate the natural flavors of sweet dairy treats such as ice cream and frozen yogurt, making these vegan alternatives just as delicious as the real thing, or potentially even more so.
First and foremost, flavor ingredients may be utilized in order to impart a creamy, dairy flavor in order to improve the dairy notes of an ice cream product. Advanced Biotech’s Natural Delta Decalactone EEC and Natural Butyl Lactate may be utilized in order to impart these flavor notes. Using these ingredients in the right amounts and the right combinations can serve to prevent an ingredient such as almond milk, rice milk, or coconut from being too chalky, watery, or thin compared to the creamy textures and flavor of ice cream produced with dairy.
Numerous other flavor ingredients may also be utilized to provide the different notes and the different types of flavors for these products. It is important to be careful with the ingredients that one chooses for the production of vegan ice cream products on several different levels. First, it is important to choose ingredients that work well with ingredients needed to impart an ice cream flavor to the product itself. Additionally, it is important to consider choosing flavor ingredients that are derived from natural ingredients, as this is a primary consideration for many vegan and vegetarian buyers.
By keeping these things in mind, flavorists can easily create delicious products that are sure to be as flavorful as they are to fulfill the needs of ethically driven and health conscious buyers.