For many Swiss people, it is out of the question to do without ice creams during the hot summer season. The demand for healthy ice creams and innovative ideas is growing all the stronger. Demands such as clean-label end products, vegan and organic ice creams are being placed on manufacturers. This poses challenges for producers, for which we are now presenting solutions.

Customer requirements

The needs of customers are constantly changing and the demands on ice cream producers are increasing. But what are the explicit wishes of today’s customers? Consumers are environmentally and health conscious, which is why they prefer recipes that focus on the environment and health.

Raw materials

A wide variety of raw materials in organic quality are required and vegan solutions are sought. The trend towards a clean label can also be seen in ice cream production, and the usual emulsifiers / hydrocolloids are being replaced with E-number-free alternatives.

Our focus

In the products we propose for ice cream production, our focus is on:

  • Natural food ingredients, clean label
  • Protection of the rainforest, palm oil-free qualities
  • Lactose-free products; suitable for vegans
  • Organic raw materials for organic product lines

EMULGATORS
Clean label / organic / unique sustainability claim
Our manufacturing partner Nexira carries the E-No. free emulsifiers based on acacia fibres, unique clean-label solutions for ice cream production in the portfolio. The acacia fibres, which have to be declared as a food ingredient, are available in conventional and organic quality and are particularly suitable for clean-label products and low-fat recipes.

BINDING AIDS
Clean label
The product Equacia is an optimised combination of two natural fibres; the soluble acacia fibres & the insoluble, gluten-free wheat fibres. Equacia is an E-No. free binder with a low energy value and a low glycaemic index. By using Equacia as a binder, you can quickly achieve the desired texture without shearing or heating.

FATT POWDER
Lactose-free / palm oil-free
Our fat powders based on coconut, for example, are ideal ingredients for lactose-free glacés. The skimmed milk powder can be replaced with the appropriate fat powder quality and a perfect lactose-free product is created. By using coconut fat powders, you can achieve a good mouth-filling effect in your products and convince with a palm oil-free solution.

FRUIT POWDER / NATURAL FLAVOURS
Clean Label / Organic
By using fruit powders or natural flavours, you are able to standardise the taste and colour of the different types of ice cream. The spray-dried fruit juices and freeze-dried fruit powders have an extremely intense flavour and are the ideal ingredients for your Clean Label products.

SWEETENER
Clean Label / Organic
The 100% natural fruit sweeteners from dates, apples or grapes convince with standardised Brix contents. Liquid fruit sweeteners are available in conventional as well as organic quality. The products inspire with their colourlessness and neutral taste. By using the 100% natural fruit sweeteners without added sucrose, the amount of sugar in the recipes can be reduced without changing the texture and taste in the final product.

CARAMEL SUGAR
Clean Label / Organic
With the E-No. free caramel sugar qualities, the taste as well as the colouring is intensified. The use of caramel sugar is particularly interesting for varieties such as chocolate, coffee or nut, as it intensifies the flavouring and the brownish colouring. In addition to conventional qualities, organic qualities are also available in powder and liquid form.

In this blogpost you will find more information about fruit powders: https://falcone-specialities.com/en/information-tool-plant-extracts/

Conclusion

Thanks to the innovative raw materials, clean-label solutions are possible and trends such as vegan or organic can be followed. No matter whether the elimination of E-numbers or the expansion to vegan or organic product lines is pending, with our raw materials we offer suitable solutions.

Do you have any questions? I will be happy to advise you personally!

My name is Chantal Brühwiler and I am Head of the Food & Health Team at Falcone Specialities AG. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

c.bruehwiler@falcone.ch
+41 79 811 25 80