Rich, indulgent and plant-based frozen desserts

Since more and more consumers are turning to plant-based products, the race is on to create deliciously creamy ice creams, without a single drop of cream. Plant-based frozen dessert1 is a blossoming market that presents an exciting growth opportunity for producers. 

Recently, the market has expanded rapidly beyond the traditional plant staple of soy into a plethora of tastes and protein sources – from oat, cashew and almond to coconut, pea and avocado – and on to the latest frontier of potato, chia and chickpea. Each protein source has its own unique processing requirements, making plant-based frozen dessert a diverse and individualised market segment with wide differentiation between products.

Our smart processing technologies and expertise in ingredient handling can help make sure your plant-based desserts match traditional dairy ice cream for flavour, texture and mouthfeel.

How we can help improve your business

Consumers want product innovation

Alongside the growing cohort of vegetarian and flexitarian consumers who gravitate to plant-based food, many consumers are eager to experiment with new forms of indulgence, driven by curiosity and a passion to explore novel tastes. For producers, this makes innovating new flavours, textures and variations in shape, content and wrapping a critical capability in keeping step with market demand.

Ice Cream Academy is here to help

At our Ice Cream Academy in Denmark, experts in plant-based frozen desserts are on hand at to help you develop the perfect product for your customers – and get the most from your processing equipment and packaging solutions.

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Explore our ice cream best practice lines

All our ice-cream processing lines can run plant-based frozen desserts. However, the special properties of plant-based raw materials – especially their protein content – demand alternative processes in mix preparation and freezing, compared to conventional dairy mix types. Ingredient solubility and whippability, for example, differ significantly because proteins from a plant tend to generate high mix viscosities. These factors can be easily managed using specific options on our processing units and by utilising our specialist knowledge on how different mix types behave in our equipment and during the production process.

Make plant-based ice cream with large inclusions

Ice cream with large inclusions are very popular. Tetra Pak equipment can help you create your own so you can satisfy even more consumer cravings.

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Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel

Discover how this high-capacity extrusion wheel enables you to create premium uniform high-quality ice cream with large inclusion of up to 25 mm at the lowest cost in the industry.

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How to satisfy tastes with impulse ice creams

Find out how to solve the three key production challenges and secure the highest quality when producing premium impulse ice creams with large inclusions in.

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Producing ice cream with large inclusions

Read the white paper to learn more about the challenges of producing premium-quality ice cream products with large inclusions. The good news is the solution to each is available now!

Explore insights for plant-based frozen desserts

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Secondary packaging

Once your products are wrapped, they’re loaded into a cardboard box for transportation. This is known as secondary packaging. Tetra Pak offers a range of automatic and semi-automatic systems to meet your needs.

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Ingredients: we’ve got you covered

Tetra Pak Ingredients Solutions can supply you with everything you need to go on, in or under your products, including inclusions, colours and sticks.

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Service round the clock, close to home

Ensure your ice cream production avoids unnecessary downtime and cost with Tetra Pak’s service offerings from commercial ice cream production. Going beyond maintenance, spare parts and ingredients, these services can help you reduce operational costs and efficiency.

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Lactose-free ice cream

Unlock product excellence with processing knowledge by letting our experts guide you in developing the perfect product while getting the most out of your processing equipment.

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Ice cream specialities

Our lines can be configured and optimised to make delicious ice cream cakes, logs and other specialities.

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Cones

From flat top to ball top cones, to multiple decoration options, we help you produce the ice cream cone that’s right for you.

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1Frozen dessert is a term for all kinds of desserts that are meant to be eaten in a frozen condition. They include ice creams, sherbets, sorbets, frozen yoghurts and non-dairy frozen desserts. Dairy ice cream is made with legally defined amounts of milk fat and non-fat milk solids that vary between countries according to national regulations. This must be checked in each case by the food producer. For the purposes of these pages, references to plant-based ice cream could be read as synonymous with plant-based frozen dessert.