Plant-based dairy

who whips up solutions for plant-based dairy applications? we do.

The plant-based dairy market is rapidly growing due to increased consumer demand. Factors impacting the plant-based dairy market include environmental and allergen concerns as well as significant interest in plant-forward eating.  Formulators face significant challenges when creating plant-based dairy alternatives including taste and texture.  Hydrocolloids can be used to help overcome formulation challenges and create a product with the quality and texture consumers desire.  

Ashland has a variety of solutions suitable for plant-based dairy applications that provide a range of textures from very firm, to semi-firm, to soft, and anywhere in between.  Our hydrocolloids are an excellent solution for plant-based dairy alternatives and provide the stabilization needed for texture and mouthfeel.

Ashland products can be used in a variety of plant-based dairy applications:

  • hard cheeses
  • soft cheeses
  • cream cheese
  • cheesecake
  • barista milk
     . . . and more



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