Nestlé is developing a wide range of plant-based dairy alternatives that are nutritious, great-tasting and have a favorable environmental footprint. The plant-based and lactose-free products are suitable for consumers with lactose intolerance or those following a dairy-free or vegan diet.
Nestlé currently offers a variety of products made from rice, oat, soy, coconut and almonds. Examples include non-dairy Häagen Dazs ice cream, Natural bliss coffee creamers in the US, Nesfit rice- and oat-based drinks in Brazil, a new vegan-friendly Milo in Australia and plant-based Nescafé cappuccinos and lattes in Europe and Oceania. Nestlé will also launch Starbucks non-dairy creamers in the US in August, a vegan Carnation condensed milk alternative in the UK in September, as well as a range of non-dairy cheese to complement its existing plant-based burgers.
The development of plant-based dairy alternatives takes place at a number of Nestlé’s R&D centers including in Konolfingen, Switzerland. Using a combination of proprietary technologies such as plant-protein extraction, fermentation and thermal treatment, dairy and protein experts create dairy alternatives with a creamy mouthfeel, superior nutritional profile and pleasant flavor.
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