The Grande Whey Blog

The Scoop on Frozen Novelty & Dessert Trends

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 08:44 AM

July is National Ice Cream Month, but consumers continue to indulge all year long. To say that ice cream is a trend is a bit of a misnomer – after all, it’s been popular for centuries. In fact, Dolley Madison served ice cream as the featured dessert at the 1813 inaugural ball.

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Categories: Frozen & Desserts


How to Formulate Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies [Video]

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Apr 03, 2018 @ 07:36 AM

Many food manufacturers have their tried-and-true recipes for chocolate chip cookies but, because of volatile and unstable egg markets in addition to costly refrigeration and FDA requirements, some are looking for ways to reformulate without using this staple ingredient (and without losing the signature flavors and rich, chewy textures their chocolate chip cookies are known for).

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Categories: Egg Replacement, Frozen & Desserts


How to Create Asian-Style Cheesecake With Lower Calories and Fat [VIDEO]

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 08:26 AM

If Pinterest is any indication, decadent Asian-style cheesecake is taking over dessert tables across America. The recipe has been pinned more than 200,000 times!

Unlike traditional cheesecake, it can be enjoyed warm or cold. Its mouthfeel is also unique, with a fluffy, souffle-like texture that still maintains a rich, creamy goodness.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Nutrition Applications, Frozen & Desserts


How Whey Proteins Add Nutritious Appeal to Frozen Meals

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 08:07 AM

Consumers have long viewed frozen food aisles in grocery stores as catering to convenience and little else. The typical sodium-laden, refined carb-intensive ready made meal selections simply don’t align anymore with their desire for fresh, highly nutritious foods that support their healthy lifestyles.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Frozen & Desserts, Health Benefits, Consumer Trends


How Whey Proteins Can Add Sparkle to the Holidays

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

Well, it’s that time of year again, when blog posts across the Internet are focused on the holidays– and this one’s no different! We’re hoping to get you into the spirit of the season by presenting our own version of The 12 Days of Christmas, with 12 holiday uses for Grande Custom Ingredients Group’s whey protein ingredients. Our line of natural whey and dairy ingredients solve a wide range of “everyday” challenges, and can be used to enhance or inspire holiday-inspired products, too. So, here you go…and from all of us at Grande Custom Ingredients Group, happy holidays and all the best in the coming year!

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Categories: Creamy, Crunchy Snacks & Snacking, Ingredient Replacement, Whey Protein Ingredients, Frozen & Desserts, Beverages


How to Make a Yogurt Claim On Your Food or Beverage Label

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

This blog post is a continuation of our series that answers questions we’re frequently asked by food and beverage manufacturers. Our goal with this series is to give manufacturers practical insights that help in developing successful formulations and end products. 

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Categories: Frozen & Desserts, Ingredient Replacement, Creamy


Food Manufacturers Turn to Yogurt for Healthier Frozen Dessert Options

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

When it comes to desserts, it’s hard to beat a tasty frozen treat. Whether it’s ice cream, milkshakes, frozen yogurt, or ice cream sandwiches, frozen goodies like these are a staple with American consumers who frequently stock their freezers with their favorite brands and products.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Frozen & Desserts


Combining Health and Indulgence to Keep Consumers Happy

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 07:58 AM

Given all the reports, surveys, and studies that explain how consumers are trying to live healthier lives, you’d think that those same consumers would also be more inclined to eat healthy, right?

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Frozen & Desserts


How to Create Lowfat Desserts Consumers Will Actually Eat

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Frozen & Desserts, Improving Texture


Lower Fat and Maintain Mouthfeel in Decadent Desserts

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

With more and more American adults becoming increasingly conscious about the healthfulness of the food they eat, food manufacturers everywhere are trying to cater to the calorie-counting masses. Even in the sweets and desserts industry, bakeries all across the US are searching for alternatives to high-fat, high-cost ingredients that can lower the fat and calorie content of even their rich, decadent baked goods. However, in an industry and where ‘creamy’, ‘moist’ and ‘sweet’ are common buzzwords, no baker is willing to sacrifice flavor and texture for fewer calories and less fat. Though the idea of a low-fat cheesecake might have the consumers’ mouths watering, if it doesn’t taste or feel like the real thing, consumers will walk away.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Frozen & Desserts, Improving Texture