Opportunities for your ice cream product range

With our specialty milk powders, we can help ice cream manufacturers develop different taste profiles and more indulgent ice cream full of all the wellness-boosting natural goodness consumers desire.

By using our sustainably produced ingredients, your consumers will enjoy healthier options with less guilt and a more indulgent taste. Our application for ice crystal size optimisation keeps ice crystals smaller, rendering a smoother texture and fresher taste.

Formulation challenges

The bigger the ice crystals, the crunchier the ice cream. With Valio Eila® milk powders, the ice crystals become significantly smaller, making them virtually unnoticeable in the mouth. As a bonus, ice cream made with our speciality milk powders takes notably more time to melt in the mouth than ice cream made with standard milk powders.

Market opportunities

Better-for-you ice cream products can expand your market reach by appealing to previously untapped consumer segments. Nutritional improvements can also be made while optimising processes and maximizing taste and mouthfeel.

Label-friendly solutions

Keep your ingredient lists short and simple. You can achieve reduced sugar, increased protein, enhanced flavour, digestive wellness, and much more while enabling a natural ingredient declaration without additional E numbers or other additives.


Ice Cream Benefit Machine

Our ice cream solutions allow you to control ice crystal formation for better texture, reduce sugar without artificial additives, and so much more. Use our Benefit Machine to find the best ingredients for your needs.

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Smaller ice crystals and smoother texture

Significantly smaller ice crystals, smoother texture and fresher taste in ice cream! Regular milk powder has met its rival in Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders – Valio Senior Research Scientist Terhi Aaltonen explains why.

Ice crystal research

Sugar reduction innovation

Many ice cream manufacturers are looking for solutions to reduce sugar but are concerned with the downgrading effects lower amounts may have to the sensory properties. Valio is now introducing a valuable alternative for ice cream manufacturers who want to produce reduced-sugar dairy products.

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Customer Development ManagerContact Sanna for additional information, technical support and co-creation projects.

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