When it comes to ice cream, three things come to mind: texture, color and flavor. We offer ingredients to our customers so you can reach your desired goals. Toasted nuts add the perfect crunch, nutty flavor and help to balance out the sweetness of the ice cream.
Dairy-free ice creams are growing rapidly. Cashew and almond milks are being used as a base to substitute for milk and cream alternatives.
“Toppers” have become a necessity in the yogurt industry. Companies are looking for innovative ways to add healthy inclusions to their products. Roasted, diced nuts and dried berries are common ingredients being used and we have just what you need to add that sweet and crunchiness to that morning breakfast!
Dairy free cheese is growing in popularity. It is one of the hardest products to substitute when cooking, but thankfully more and more options are becoming available to vegan and dairy-free consumers. Cashews and other nuts are being used as a base for spreadable, dairy free cheese options.
And for the consumer’s still eating dairy, cheese is often paired with roasted, crunchy nuts or sweet dried fruits for the perfect flavor combination. Cranberries, raisins, almonds, and cashews are some of our favorite add-ins.
Companies are using dried fruits to flavor and sweeten their product instead of using artificial sweeteners. This is done by extracting the flavor. Dates are most popularly used as a sweetener.
Nuts are also currently booming in the beverage segment. Nut milks are being used as bases for many healthy beverages such as smoothies, cleansing drinks, etc. Nut and seed milks have surpassed soy milk as a dairy alternative. In fact, sales of almond milk have increased by more than 250% over the past five years. But it’s not only almonds being used for nut milks; cashews, pecans, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios have all made their way into the beverage industry. Nuts make for a great milk because they are packed with healthy fats, protein, minerals and vitamins.