Dairy free ice creams – flavour analysis
Many people are turning to milk-free treats such as dairy free ice creams, for health reasons such as lactose intolerance. Many varieties of dairy-free ice creams are being made readily available on supermarket shelves.
Famous brands of ice creams that originally contain dairy are trying to develop the original flavours that contained dairy to dairy free versions. This allows the dairy free consumers to experience that original taste sensation without having to consume any dairy.
To create these dairy free ranges the companies have to look at the original recipe and how incorporating the dairy free ingredient affects the rest of the product. The recipe may need to change other quantities of other ingredients to achieve the same taste. A sensory panel is used to test these differences in taste. However, this can be time-consuming and expensive.
Our FlavourSpec system provides a rapid analytical approach to determine flavour changes.