Sternchemie launches coconut milk powder for vegan ice cream, chocolates & more – vegconomist


German ingredients supplier star chemistry launched SternCream, a coconut milk powder described as a “functional alternative to traditional dairy.”

With a very high coconut milk content, SternCream is said to be ideal for use in creamy products such as pralines, waffle fillings and ice cream, as well as other applications such as soups and sauces. The powder quickly dissolves in water and reaches a smooth consistency.

“We are working on the further development of our products and adapting them to current and future market requirements”

The coconut milk powder is made by washing, crushing and pressing ripe coconuts and then double filtering the extracted coconut milk. The resulting liquid is pasteurized and spray dried, giving a shelf life of 24 months with no preservatives required.


sunflower lecithins

Sternchemie is best known for its lecithins, which are used for food applications such as smoothing textures and emulsifying. Last year, the company’s wide range of sunflower lecithins approved by the FDA for sale in the North American market.

Sunflower lecithins are said to be suitable for use in a variety of foods, including used meat and aged dairy products. In contrast to soy lecithins, they are free from major allergens.

“Together with our customers, we work on further developing our products and adapting them to current and future market requirements,” says Katrin Baumann, Technical Product Manager at SternCream. “The focus is on nutritional, trend and ethical considerations with protein fortification, fat reduction and added fiber as well as organic and plant-based alternatives to dairy.”


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