Yogurt and cultured products

Put your brand in a class by itself with yogurt innovation

Creating on-trend, in-demand yogurt products requires more than the right ingredient solutions — you also need deep knowhow and capability to deliver on varied consumer demands including clean labels, enhanced nutrition, reduced sugar content, low calories and new textures. That's why you have the dairy experts at Ingredion ready to help, at every step.

From consumer insights, to selecting the right ingredients that match your processing conditions, all the way to scaling up the concept in your production facilities, you can take advantage of our support — to take your creamy, appealing and healthful yogurt ideas to reality.

Choose starches to meet your goals

Whether your goal is to improve mouthfeel in a light yogurt, increase viscosity in a premium version or achieve better stability, your yogurt processing conditions are a key factor in choosing the right ingredients. We can guide you to just-right solutions you need in our broad range of starches for downstream or upstream processing conditions, including:

Create the texture consumers want in yogurt

Consumers have more choices than ever when it comes to yogurt. And extensive proprietary research by Ingredion has revealed that texture plays a strong role in yogurt preference, and what consumers are willing to pay. Among our many discoveries: A smooth and creamy texture with rapid meltaway is preferred by most consumers. By identifying such “sweet spots” of consumer preference, Ingredion can help create the specific textural experiences consumers crave. 

Clean label solutions

Consumers want authentic tastes, unique textures, and recognizable ingredients on labels. You can deliver it all with NOVATION® functional native starches. For example, NOVATION® Endura 0100 functional native starch, withstands the hardest processing conditions, delivering excellent stability and mouthfeel in your final product. 

Reduce sugar. Keep great taste.

Whether your goal is to minimize calorie content or reduce added sugars while maintaining a clean label, explore our broad range of sweeteners, including PureCircle™ by Ingredion stevia sweeteners.

Make your fruit preps better than ever

Create on-trend fruit preparations that will perfectly complement your yogurt base for the ideal product positioning. Address clean label trends with lower sugar content without compromising on taste and get chef-inspired creativity. With experts who help to bring your concepts to life, it’s all possible with Ingredion.

Add in nutrition—and appeal

Bring in-demand health benefits in your yogurts, from digestive health and immunity to bone heath and even sustained energy. Our broad range of fibers and resistant starches can make your yogurts irresistibly delicious. And with our plant-based proteins, you can bring added nutritional appeal to plant-based yogurts.

Explore plant-based yogurts

Opportunity awaits in plant-based dairy. With Ingredion knowhow and our plant-based protein portfolio, we'll help you overcome the challenges of creating shelf-stable, creamy and convincing dairy-like yogurt alternatives. 

Resources for formulating plant-based yogurt