Cake topping is among a new range of clean-label, dairy-based solutions for the food-service sector launched by Denmark-based firm Arla Foods Ingredients.

The ready-made ingredients, which also include cooking cream, bake-stable cream cheese and cheesecake cream cheese, are produced with dairy proteins. They are much higher in protein and significantly lower in fat, calories and carbohydrates than standard equivalent products, the company claimed.

The new products have been launched under Arla’s Goodness of Dairy campaign, which highlights how dairy ingredients are key to tapping into growing consumer demand for food that is natural and healthy.

The new range can be customised with colours, flavours and inclusions as required to create a wide variety of products.

The company said: “Major trends commonly seen in the packaged-foods market – such as clean labels and nutrition declarations – are rapidly migrating from supermarkets and into the out-of-home space too. Arla Food Ingredients’ new range addresses these trends by delivering distinct benefits, such as ease of handling, stability, improved texture and great taste.”

Torben Jensen, category & application manager at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Our new concepts are healthy, convenient and clean-label, which means they are completely on-trend. They can be supplied as they are or tailored to meet specific requirements.”

Last year, Arla developed a solution that it claimed would solve texture problems associated with gluten-free baking.