Plant-based Ingredients

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Plant-based innovation for new markets and a wider range of consumer groups

More and more consumers are committing to a lifestyle free from animal products and are therefore looking for plant-based alternatives that do not compromise on taste or texture. A larger variety of products is just as important as an experience that appeals to all the senses and matches the taste profiles of conventional dairy products.

We are developing the next generation of plant-based dairy products, which impress with both their sensory properties and their nutritional profile. We can do this thanks to our expertise in plant-based ingredients – from raw materials and bases to individual ingredients and complete all-in-one systems.

Let us work together to develop innovative plant-based products and shape the future of nutrition.


Anticipating market trends and meeting consumer needs

We have our finger on the pulse of all the current and future market dynamics and know what consumers expect of plant-based dairy alternatives. On the basis of this knowledge, we combine their wish for healthier, more sustainable nutrition with outstanding multi-sensory taste sensations.

Individual product development and faster market launch

Careful selection of plant-based raw materials and ingredients and their individual deployment tailored to each application form the basis for developing successful plant-based products for the market. Thanks to our comprehensive expertise in creating plant-based recipes and the use of integrated product solutions, we speed up your product development and support you in tapping new markets and target groups and expanding your product portfolio.

Natural product solutions for authentic taste

Alongside optimised plant bases and ingredients, we rely on natural product solutions that improve taste and mouthfeel in order to create impressive plant-based products that appeal to all the senses. Using the very latest flavour and fermentation technology enables us to develop individual functional solutions for masking unwanted off-tastes or for creating a creamy mouthfeel. Natural top notes harmoniously round off the overall taste, improving consumer satisfaction.

Our taste modulation product portfolio – optimising taste

To create dairy-style plant-based products with an impressive taste and mouthfeel, alongside plant-based ingredients and bases we also rely on natural masking solutions and products to achieve an improved mouthfeel in the final application. We also use natural top notes to round off the desired taste profiles.

Sensory expertise

Successful product development requires knowledge of consumers’ taste preferences. Based on our own studies and extensive consumer panels, our Sensory & Consumer Science team determines which plant-based products consumers prefer, as well as the sensory characteristics these products need to offer and the flavours that are decisive in achieving these characteristics.

Products with added value

Alongside food intolerances, consumers mainly choose plant-based products for ethical reasons and to allow them to consume and enjoy food more sustainably. Naturalness and clean label claims play an important role here. Our product portfolio offers a diverse range of options for product claims, such as clean label, GMO-free, lactose-free, dairy-free, allergen-free, soya-free, gluten-free and various protein-related claims.

Our expertise in the plant-based products segment

Based on a high degree of vertical integration for primary plant-based raw materials, natural ingredients and product solutions, we deliver plant-based products with excellent taste, impressive texture, outstanding mouthfeel, a balanced nutritional profile and brilliant colour that can absolutely match traditional dairy products.

With our expertise in applications engineering, sensory technology and market and consumer research, we work with you to devise future-oriented solutions in a dynamic market environment.


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Plant-based raw materials and bases

Vertical integration makes processing primary plant-based raw materials such as nuts, seeds, coconut, cereals and pulses part of our DNA, paving the way for you to benefit from solutions that are perfectly tailored to your individual needs and product applications.

Based on state-of-the-art processing technologies, our products impress with their authentic taste, product stability and high-quality ingredients. Our expertise in plant-based raw materials and ingredients allows our customers to overcome the sensory challenges they face when developing plant-based products in various applications.

Be inspired by a selection from our core portfolio.

Oats are one of the most nutritious materials for making plant-based products and an ideal source of protein and fibre. Döhler offers various oat ingredients for developing plant-based applications: from beverages and barista products, through spoonable yoghurt alternatives, baked goods and confectionery, all the way up to savoury applications such as spreads or plant-based alternatives to cheese or creams. The broad portfolio of oat products includes a huge variety of product variants, from extracts and pastes to powders.

Our range of oat extracts, for example, supplies high-quality proteins and is pleasantly sweet and deliciously creamy. Our product variants stand out thanks to the different levels of intensity of the characteristic oat taste and are also available in the following qualities:

  • Organic
  • Gluten-free

Cereals are the ideal solution for a wide range of applications:

  • Plant-based beverages (pure and flavoured) and barista products
  • Desserts and yoghurt alternatives (fermented products)
  • Plant-based ice cream creations
  • Cheese alternatives and spreads
  • And much more, e.g. fruit-based beverages and smoothies, confectionery, baked goods, sweet spreads, snacks and bars

Our portfolio of nut and seed pastes and coconut creams is the perfect basis for the next generation of plant-based products, supporting a modern and healthy lifestyle.

With our many years of experience and expert knowledge of raw materials such as nuts and seeds and how they are processed, we create products with outstanding taste that can be individually tailored to customer needs.

Coconut cream is also ideal as a basis for plant-based products. Using state-of-the-art production methods, we create mild and slightly sweet taste profiles with a smooth and creamy texture in the end product.

Discover the benefits of our comprehensive portfolio:

  • Unique taste thanks to individual roasting method tailored to the respective nut type
  • Excellent texture with the finest grinding methods
  • Solutions for clean label declarations
  • Available in organic quality

Ideal solutions for various applications:

  • Plant-based ice cream creations
  • Fermented desserts
  • Cheese alternatives and spreads
  • Plant-based beverages – pure and flavoured
  • And much more, e.g. fruit-based beverages and smoothies, confectionery, baked goods, sweet spreads, snacks and bars

Cereals, nuts and seeds are not only a sustainable alternative raw material – they also promise authentic taste in the final application. Döhler offers plant-based product solutions and proteins based on pulses, which also enable clean label declarations, vegan product claims or declaration as a source of protein, for example.

Our pulse extracts impress with their pure taste profile and nutritional benefits, especially in “like milk” applications. Plant-based proteins from Döhler also offer added value through:

  • Excellent sensory profiles thanks to the combination of various protein sources and a unique production method utilising Döhler’s MultiSense® masking technology
  • Optimised nutritional value (85–100% PDCAAS) due to gentle and natural processing
  • All-in-one solutions with natural starch content for high functionality

Ideal solutions for various applications:

  • Plant-based beverages – pure and flavoured
  • Fermented plant-based products
  • Cheese alternatives and spreads
  • Plant-based ice cream creations and desserts
  • And for baked goods and confectionery, protein bars and smoothies, meat alternatives and sports nutrition

100% plant-based – for unique moments of indulgence

When developing high-quality plant-based milk alternatives, we call on our comprehensive expertise in ingredients. Use our plant-based ingredients in a multitude of applications for unforgettable moments of indulgence. We work with you to develop individual product concepts that meet the high market demands, enabling you to tap into new product categories and market and customer segments.

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Plant-based drinks

From classic milk-like taste profiles, through optimised nutrient profiles, all the way up to reduced-sugar variants and barista products: we offer a vast number of market-ready plant-based product concepts that meet the consumer needs of today and the future – for long-term market success.


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Plant-based desserts

The market for spoonable products is growing all the time. Fermented desserts, mousses, puddings and other tasty treats are growing in popularity among consumers. Develop healthy and delicious spoonable product creations for your target group together with us.


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Plant-based ice cream creations

Ice cream is one of the most popular treats among children and adults alike. Interest in purely plant-based products is growing here, too, opening up new opportunities for healthier and more sustainable product variants. Let’s deliver plant-based indulgence together!


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Plant-based cheese alternatives

Secure your market success in one of the most dynamic plant-based market segments of the next few years. Discover the vast range of applications for alternatives to processed cheese, soft cheese, hard cheese, sliced cheese, cream cheese and cheese spread.


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Plant-based culinary products and spreads

Our excellent product solutions for plant-based spreads are suitable for a variety of applications, consumption variants and production methods – whether pure, savoury or sweet.



Plant-based drinks
Plant-based desserts
Plant-based ice cream creations
Plant-based cheese alternatives
Culinary products and spreads

We bring ideas to life.

Are you looking to combine the right natural ingredients for your product innovations? We will support you with our market knowledge, our natural ingredients and our years of experience in the development of successful applications.

Let us work together to develop innovative plant-based products and shape the future of nutrition.

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