Alternative Dairy Beverages


A growing number of consumers prefer free from dairy products. Expand your appeal by
tapping our innovative approaches and replacements.

Tapping into a growing market

As an alternative to dairy, more and more consumers are seeking plant-based beverages that are high in protein, minimally processed, pure and natural, and also taste great. Kerry’s taste expertise and exceptional capabilities in beverage can give your brand the edge in meeting consumer taste and nutrition needs.

We operate three Global Technology and Innovation centers on three continents, and we have hundreds of manufacturing facilities and development centers across the globe – allowing us to monitor consumer trends across products, cultures and nations.

Together with our market leading products and experts, our facilities enable us to develop new and unique alternative dairy beverages that have the taste profile consumers demand.

Why Alternative Dairy Beverages?

A world of opportunity

The growing alternative dairy beverage segment is a world full of opportunity for manufacturers. We can help you develop and deliver best-selling alternative dairy beverages to the right markets all over the world.

Alternative dairy milks made from cashews, soy, coconut and almond are selling twice as fast as the market average. 

In fact, in Asia, where 90% of people are lactose intolerant, the growing lactose free food market is already worth over $900m.

Kerry’s discovery tools enable us to find out what consumers really want to buy and why. They give us an ability to span industries, cultures and continents analyzing consumer attitudes and behaviors at a granular level, understanding your consumer’s unmet needs and wants. We work alongside you at every level to develop consumer relevant products that will succeed in the marketplace.

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Up to 90% of people from eastern Asia are lactose intolerant.

Authentic taste

When you develop any beverage, taste needs to be your top priority. 

This is particularly true for alternative dairy beverages where consumers new to the sector may be experiencing these types of drinks for the first time and flavors need to be familiar and satisfying with no off notes.

Many companies struggle in perfecting the flavor and nutrition balance. It’s notoriously difficult. The natural flavors of alternative dairy products are inconsistent and variable by their nature. Kerry can deliver consistently exceptional taste and mouthfeel. 

Today, we have the biggest portfolio of dairy flavors and functional ingredients in the industry. 

A natural approach

A growing number of consumers are looking to adopt a certain diet as part of a lifestyle choice. 

Although similar lifestyle choices have been around for some time, what may have started out as a fad for some has now become a core aspect of their lives. 

They may adopt a certain diet through personal choice rather than out of necessity, such as choosing to live a dairy-free lifestyle.

Consumer demands for natural and less processed food and drink are forcing companies to reformulate to remove artificial ingredients. 

Products that have yet to remove artificial ingredients will face scrutiny from consumers who are looking for natural formulations with recognizable ingredients.

Innovation

A world of opportunity

The growing alternative dairy beverage segment is a world full of opportunity for manufacturers. We can help you develop and deliver best-selling alternative dairy beverages to the right markets all over the world.

Alternative dairy milks made from cashews, soy, coconut and almond are selling twice as fast as the market average. 

In fact, in Asia, where 90% of people are lactose intolerant, the growing lactose free food market is already worth over $900m.

Kerry’s discovery tools enable us to find out what consumers really want to buy and why. They give us an ability to span industries, cultures and continents analyzing consumer attitudes and behaviors at a granular level, understanding your consumer’s unmet needs and wants. We work alongside you at every level to develop consumer relevant products that will succeed in the marketplace.

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Up to 90% of people from eastern Asia are lactose intolerant.

Authentic taste

Authentic taste

When you develop any beverage, taste needs to be your top priority. 

This is particularly true for alternative dairy beverages where consumers new to the sector may be experiencing these types of drinks for the first time and flavors need to be familiar and satisfying with no off notes.

Many companies struggle in perfecting the flavor and nutrition balance. It’s notoriously difficult. The natural flavors of alternative dairy products are inconsistent and variable by their nature. Kerry can deliver consistently exceptional taste and mouthfeel. 

Today, we have the biggest portfolio of dairy flavors and functional ingredients in the industry. 

Clean label

A natural approach

A growing number of consumers are looking to adopt a certain diet as part of a lifestyle choice. 

Although similar lifestyle choices have been around for some time, what may have started out as a fad for some has now become a core aspect of their lives. 

They may adopt a certain diet through personal choice rather than out of necessity, such as choosing to live a dairy-free lifestyle.

Consumer demands for natural and less processed food and drink are forcing companies to reformulate to remove artificial ingredients. 

Products that have yet to remove artificial ingredients will face scrutiny from consumers who are looking for natural formulations with recognizable ingredients.

Infographic: Top non-dairy alternatives


We look at the most popular alternatives to dairy
– from soy to sesame, coconut to corn,
and everything in between.