Dairy desserts are a growing trend

Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders are the perfect ingredient for manufacturers who want a share of the European market in dairy desserts, ranging from puddings that excite the taste buds to creamy cheesecake and luxury ice cream.

Affordable luxury

People are increasingly looking for a touch of everyday luxury that’s within reach. Dairy desserts offer that and are generally classified as puddings, sauces and mousses, alongside a broader group whose principal ingredient is fresh milk or cream. Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders are answering the call to extend the dairy dessert range to include lactose free products.

Fresh lactose free milk is not always available or the volumes required are too low to merit a special production run. Since it cannot be stored fresh for long, the process becomes nonviable as the milk would have to be bought in separately for each run. Where fresh lactose free milk is essentially unavailable, milk powder and especially Valio Eila® lactose free is the perfect solution. It stores well and can be purchased in a larger quantity to split over several production runs.

"Lactose free production is easy with Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders"

Taste and texture are especially important in dairy desserts

When you allow yourself a little luxury you anticipate something special, so taste and mouthfeel are especially important qualities. The product has to be of the highest quality and manufacturers must ensure they meet that need. Promotions for dairy desserts and snacks often emphasise merits such as velvety smoothness, a full texture and wonderfully creamy taste.

Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders offer qualities of taste such as a slight sweetness and caramelisation on heating that makes them ideal for sweet desserts. And genuinely lactose free powders work for products that suit everyone.

Other benefits of Valio’s lactose free milk powders include a high protein content and lower sugar which makes them less hygroscopic compared with enzymatically produced low lactose milk powders. Differences in competing powders may exist in how they tolerate heating.

Clean and natural products

Consumers are increasingly interested in what products contain and is printed on their label. No additives or preservatives and clean ingredients are certainly significant features for dairy desserts.

The high quality of Valio’s powders and the opportunity to use milk alone as an ingredient are competitive advantages for manufacturers and ultimately important issues for end product consumers, too. Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders are unique products containing less than 0.1% lactose, high protein and low carbohydrate factors, and an excellent taste.