Imbibe has a long history working with dairies, to include managing the international dairy operations for the US military from 1977 through 1992. This unique experience allows Imbibe to look at the Dairy category in two ways – as a type of ingredient in a finished product, and as a production capability looking for value-added opportunities to leverage existing equipment.
For customers looking to incorporate dairy ingredients into finished products, Imbibe is well versed in developing dairy-based products, including smoothies, flavored milks, probiotic and prebiotic functional drinks, creamers, horchatas and powdered beverages. Of equal importance, Imbibe understands the various forms of processing required to utilize dairy ingredients in ready-to-drink products (such as UHT, HTST, and Retort), and formulates beverages that factor in the impact these processes can have on flavor and texture in a finished drink.
For dairies looking to develop novel products that can be produced on their bottling lines, Imbibe custom develops fruit flavored beverages, juice drinks, isotonic/hydration products, teas and other beverages designed to run on the same lines used to fill bottles of milk. We work with each customer to understand their specific production configuration, and design products, unitize ingredients, and develop flavor systems uniquely suited to their particular requirements.